TimesToCome Mobile

iOS apps and tips, tricks and tools for smart phones

For whom the phone rings

More importantly for whom the phone does not ring, like telemarketers, and other undesirables.

The Treo phone has a nice option. You can select to have the phone not ring for people not in your contact list. Since up to now all my cell phones had been Treos I thought this was an option on all phones.

I almost returned my new Mogul to the store when I found it didn’t have that option. However there is an easy fix and it should work on just about any cell phone.

First you need a ring tone that is silent. This was not easy to find. (Silent.wav )

Install the silent ringtong in your ringtone directory. ( My Documents/My Ringtones on Windows Mobile )

Assign it to be the main ringtone for your phone.

Lastly assign a ringtone that makes noise to all the contacts in your phone. ( Tone Manager will let you do bulk updates on Windows Mobile )