how do i set up costume txt alerts and ringtones per person?


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  1. textbookpscyo

    textbookpscyo Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hello All,

    I have the HTC Hero from Sprint. I am running the stock rom from Sprint with the update that was released in Nov.

    Scenario:

    Person X is in my contact list
    I want sound file Y to play when I get a phone call from X
    I want sound file Z to play when I get a txt from X

    (note: for clarification Y and Z are not the same file
    (note: the sound file Z should be different depending on the person also. In other words can I set costume txt alerts per person)

    Is this possible? When you look at the contact in 'people' there is a setting for 'ring tone' I am not sure if this is just for incoming calls or if this is also for incoming txts from this person.
     

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  2. kennyidaho

    kennyidaho Well-Known Member

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    The thirdparty app Handcent allows you to set up custom tones for texts. This program replaces the default sms app. Search around abit for handcent and there is a couple guides.
     
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    textbookpscyo Member This Topic's Starter

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    Kennyidaho....I am aware of 'handcent' as a replacement to the default sms app 'messages'. My question to you is if I install handcent do I have to place and receieve sms message through handcent in order to use the costume alters per individual. I ask because I am a google voice user and thus use the google voice app for calling and txting.
     
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    kennyidaho Well-Known Member

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    Yes you would. It's possible to text/call someone and have it show up as your google voice number with out using a GV app or webpage. You just need to know what special number Google Voice has assigned to them, pretty easy to get by having texts forwarded to your phone from GV # for a few days. I store these special numbers in my contacts so I don't have to use a app.

    The Power of 406 - Google Voice Help

    4th post explains it pretty well.
     
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    textbookpscyo Member This Topic's Starter

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    kennyinidaho

    Thanks for that link. It was very informative. I am curious to know, how do you show these 406 numbers. The article seems to say that currently the only way they are visible is through the sending of txt messages, but I have only seen a 406 number once. When I am using GV for my txting it shows the persons name not the number they are txting from. The only time I get a number is when the person is not in my contact list and then it shows their real number not their 406 GV number.

    Additionally, once I have got all these GV numbers and they are in my contact list, can I go back to having it display their name while using handcent or do will handcent always display teh 406 number?
     
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    textbookpscyo Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for that link. It was very informative. I am curious to know, how do you show these 406 numbers. The article seems to say that currently the only way they are visible is through the sending of txt messages, but I have only seen a 406 number once. When I am using GV for my txting it shows the persons name not the number they are txting from. The only time I get a number is when the person is not in my contact list and then it shows their real number not their 406 GV number.

    Additionally, once I have got all these GV numbers and they are in my contact list, can I go back to having the contacts name displayed while using handcent or do will handcent always display teh 406 number?
     
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    kennyidaho Well-Known Member

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    The way I did it was by sending out a mass text message from the google voice website (make sure you go into settings and set it so that texts are forwarded to your mobile phone so show up in your text client ie Handcent not just google voice) saying "Hey this is my new number" a lot of people will respond back. When they do you should see 406-***-**** as the number the text came from and then in the body of the text the contact name. Maybe they have changed this but I doubt it.

    If you save the 406 numbers under existing contacts handcent will show the contacts name that the 406 number is assigned too.
     
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    UTnick Well-Known Member

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    using a mask, wigs, make-up, and/or a cape is the easiest way to costume a text.
     

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