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  1. #1
    Trevor Grant
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    "a_dude" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >> Ever tried the software (floating around on the Net) that allows you to

    >use
    >> your phone as an answering machine, thus saving on voice mail costs?
    >> Wondering if any good at all?



    >smartanswer is the choice....symbian os answering machine and i use it all
    >the time
    >
    >stops the ****wit telcos auto messages all the time....



    Sounds great!

    Would this software work on my Ericsson R380?

    It's Symbian based.


    thanks
    Trev




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  2. #2
    michael turner
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    Re: Symbian OS answering machine

    On Fri, 10 Sep 2004 12:23:49 +0000, Trevor Grant wrote:

    > "a_dude" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>> Ever tried the software (floating around on the Net) that allows you to

    >>use
    >>> your phone as an answering machine, thus saving on voice mail costs?
    >>> Wondering if any good at all?

    >
    >
    >>smartanswer is the choice....symbian os answering machine and i use it all
    >>the time
    >>
    >>stops the ****wit telcos auto messages all the time....

    >
    >
    > Sounds great!


    Possibly a useful application BUT.... What happens if the phone is turned
    off or has no signal from the network ? The network's voicemail is going
    to kick in instead.

    > Would this software work on my Ericsson R380?
    >
    > It's Symbian based.


    Try it.

    --
    Michael Turner
    Email (ROT13)
    [email protected]



  3. #3
    a_dude
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    Re: Symbian OS answering machine


    "michael turner" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    > On Fri, 10 Sep 2004 12:23:49 +0000, Trevor Grant wrote:
    >
    > > "a_dude" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >>
    > >>> Ever tried the software (floating around on the Net) that allows you

    to
    > >>use
    > >>> your phone as an answering machine, thus saving on voice mail costs?
    > >>> Wondering if any good at all?

    > >
    > >
    > >>smartanswer is the choice....symbian os answering machine and i use it

    all
    > >>the time
    > >>
    > >>stops the ****wit telcos auto messages all the time....

    > >
    > >
    > > Sounds great!

    >
    > Possibly a useful application BUT.... What happens if the phone is turned
    > off or has no signal from the network ? The network's voicemail is going
    > to kick in instead.
    >
    > > Would this software work on my Ericsson R380?
    > >
    > > It's Symbian based.

    >
    > Try it.
    >
    > --
    > Michael Turner
    > Email (ROT13)
    > [email protected]


    why would i turn off my phone? it has a rechargable battery...DOH

    and I aint a parnoid **** who cant handle phone calls from private numbers
    either...






  4. #4
    John Phillips
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    Re: Symbian OS answering machine



    On Fri, 10 Sep 2004, at 13:53:58 [GMT +0100] (22:53:58 Friday, 10 September
    2004 where I live) "michael turner" wrote:

    > Possibly a useful application BUT.... What happens if the phone is turned
    > off or has no signal from the network ? The network's voicemail is going
    > to kick in instead.


    Would only apply in a few cases, but if you roam (particularly overseas) it
    would be cheaper to get all calls diverted to voice mail, than accept them
    on your 'phone with a recorded message.

    --
    Just what part of "NO" didn't you understand...?




  5. #5
    michael turner
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    Re: Symbian OS answering machine

    On Sat, 11 Sep 2004 10:01:57 +1000, a_dude wrote:

    >
    > "michael turner" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news[email protected]
    >> On Fri, 10 Sep 2004 12:23:49 +0000, Trevor Grant wrote:
    >>
    >> > "a_dude" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> >
    >> >>
    >> >>> Ever tried the software (floating around on the Net) that allows you

    > to
    >> >>use
    >> >>> your phone as an answering machine, thus saving on voice mail costs?
    >> >>> Wondering if any good at all?
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >>smartanswer is the choice....symbian os answering machine and i use it

    > all
    >> >>the time
    >> >>
    >> >>stops the ****wit telcos auto messages all the time....
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > Sounds great!

    >>
    >> Possibly a useful application BUT.... What happens if the phone is turned
    >> off or has no signal from the network ? The network's voicemail is going
    >> to kick in instead.
    >>
    >> > Would this software work on my Ericsson R380?
    >> >
    >> > It's Symbian based.

    >>
    >> Try it.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Michael Turner
    >> Email (ROT13)
    >> [email protected]

    >
    > why would i turn off my phone? it has a rechargable battery...DOH


    OK so you don't turn it off, but the phone can still go out of range 'No
    service'.

    > and I aint a parnoid **** who cant handle phone calls from private
    > numbers either...


    Your problem, not mine.

    --
    Michael Turner
    Email (ROT13)
    [email protected]



  6. #6
    gopi
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    Re: Symbian OS answering machine

    John Phillips<[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Would only apply in a few cases, but if you roam (particularly overseas) it
    > would be cheaper to get all calls diverted to voice mail, than accept them
    > on your 'phone with a recorded message.


    In many situations, redirecting calls to voicemail while overseas gets
    you double charged - the call goes over an international line to the
    cell tower you're registered with, and then when you bounce it, it
    returns. You get charged for each leg...

    Not all providers do that, but it's apparently common. So it could be
    cheaper to run your own answering machine.

    Now, given that this came to alt.cellular.ericsson, I should mention
    that none of the answering machine apps for Symbian work on any
    Ericsson phones. The R380 does not, AFAIK, allow you to install
    software. The P800/P900 do not let Symbian access the audio stream.
    SonyEricsson says this officially to developers who ask. You'll need a
    Nokia phone to do that.



  7. #7
    John Phillips
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    Re: Symbian OS answering machine



    On 12 Sep 2004, at 09:50:56 [GMT -0700] (02:50:56 Monday, 13 September 2004
    where I live) "gopi" wrote:

    > In many situations, redirecting calls to voicemail while overseas gets
    > you double charged - the call goes over an international line to the
    > cell tower you're registered with, and then when you bounce it, it
    > returns. You get charged for each leg...


    In Australia (I am on Telstra) if diverted to Voice Mail, the call is first
    assessed by the Tel$tra computer, and if diverted is held on their computer
    or whatever, they send me a text message.

    I can then chose to ring or not my voice mail number; of course I ring it;
    curiosity gets the better of me!

    --
    Why buy cologne when you can wipe yourself with a magazine?




  8. #8
    Tym
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    Re: Symbian OS answering machine

    On Fri, 10 Sep 2004 12:23:49 GMT, Trevor Grant
    <[email protected]> wrote:


    >>smartanswer is the choice....symbian os answering machine and i use it all
    >>the time

    >
    >Would this software work on my Ericsson R380?


    http://www.symbianware.com/product.p...wer60&pl=n3650



  9. #9
    Michael
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    Re: Symbian OS answering machine


    "gopi" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > John Phillips<[email protected]> wrote in message

    news:<[email protected]>...
    > > Would only apply in a few cases, but if you roam (particularly overseas)

    it
    > > would be cheaper to get all calls diverted to voice mail, than accept

    them
    > > on your 'phone with a recorded message.

    >
    > In many situations, redirecting calls to voicemail while overseas gets
    > you double charged - the call goes over an international line to the
    > cell tower you're registered with, and then when you bounce it, it
    > returns. You get charged for each leg...


    best to do a 21 (unconditional) diversion





  10. #10
    Jean-Yves Avenard
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    Re: Symbian OS answering machine

    gopi wrote:
    > In many situations, redirecting calls to voicemail while overseas gets
    > you double charged - the call goes over an international line to the
    > cell tower you're registered with, and then when you bounce it, it
    > returns. You get charged for each leg...
    >
    > Not all providers do that, but it's apparently common. So it could be
    > cheaper to run your own answering machine.


    That's correct only if the call is being diverted after :
    1-Not answering it
    2-Out of coverage

    As the call as to go to the roaming network first.

    If you select to forward *all* calls to your voicemail, then the fee
    you're referring to doesn't apply.

    Jean-Yves



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