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Accept / Decline - But not always on incoming calls

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by abourne, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. abourne

    abourne Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
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    Sometimes when I get a phone call, I get the

    Accept / Decline

    Buttons on my phone.

    Other times, I don't get these options and only a choice to slide the screen to unlock to answer.

    This has been annoying, sometimes difficult to answer, and at times I have missed calls.

    I read in another post that I can simply click the:

    Green button / Red Button

    on the phone to answer or send to voicemail.


    Question:

    Why is it that on some calls I get the

    Accept / Decline

    and on other calls I don't?

    I'm not sure if it has something to do with calls numbers matching my contact list vs. unknown numbers.

    Sometimes I get it, other times I don't.

    Is there a way to set my phone to get:

    Accept / Decline

    every time?
     

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  2. pwabbit

    pwabbit Well-Known Member
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    If your phone is awake and unlocked it will show the "Accept" / "Decline".

    If it is in standby mode it will be slide to answer.
     
  3. tracii_amazinggg

    tracii_amazinggg Well-Known Member
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    Ohhhhhh! :p

    many many thanks sir !
     
  4. abourne

    abourne Well-Known Member
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    Very helpful and useful to know.

    Thanks!
     
  5. kennyidaho

    kennyidaho Well-Known Member
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    Take a guess
    I think you can hit the menu key and it has different options too...when are at the slide to unlock screen. Not sure no one calls me.
     
  6. indo

    indo Member
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    So I am a newbie to the Eris and I figured out that the answer/decline option comes up ONLY when the screen is on (not locked). My question is this:

    Is it possible to decline a call when the screen is off (locked)? Sometimes I need to send a call directly to voicemail and it would be useful to know how to do this (is it even possible? I have never had a phone that couldn't do this)

    Oh, BTW, hello to everybody :D
     
  7. tatonka_Hero

    tatonka_Hero Well-Known Member
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    red button should do it. read your manual lol
     
  8. indo

    indo Member
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    OK

    I just figured this out (I think)

    When the screen is locked and the phone rings push MENU> END CALL and it sends the call directly to voicemail

    If there are any other methods to do this I would like to hear them!
     
  9. indo

    indo Member
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    Read it cover to cover---doesn't say specifically (unless I missed it!) but I think this is the likely BEST way (least "keystrokes")----Thanks
     
  10. mosesxavier

    mosesxavier New Member
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    Lay the phone face down and it'll stop the phone from ringing. Won't send the call straight to voicemail just stop the phone from ringing. This comes in really handy especially when I get a phone call when on a date or in the middle of a meeting I just put the phone face down on the table and it takes care of it. It also has the added benefit of the person that is calling you not knowing that you rejected their call by not sending it straight to vm.
     
  11. indo

    indo Member
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    Hmmm---interesting. Turning the phone over silences the ringer. Useful to know.

    Thanks
     
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