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  1. Helenoftroy08

    Helenoftroy08 Android Enthusiast
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    Is this possible? When I select an individual contact and go to options, silent does not show up as an option for that individuals ringtone. I would like some contacts to ring and others not too. Is there maybe an application that will do this? Sorry if this has been asked and answered I could not find it with a search.
     

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    This might be an odd workaround, but you could always make or find an MP3 file that has no sound and just set that as the person's ringtone.
     
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    Go to contacts, select the contact you want, hit menu, then options, then check send incoming calls directly to voice mail.

    I use this a lot.
     
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    thx guys! don't know why Motorola wouldnt just make it an option!
     
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    Yewwtah!
    Probably just an oversight. I use the "send straight to voicemail" option for several of my contacts as well, ie my mother-in-law! :D
     
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    In the forum dog house.
    FOOL!

    (...giving yer mother in law your cell number! ;) )
     
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    If you're rooted, this is so simple. But if you're not, I would think all you would have to do is install one of the 100s of ringtone apps on the Market that allow for custom mp3s to be used. Record a 1-second silent mp3 (I can supply this if needed) and use that file as your "silent" ringtone.
     
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    or just record a ringtone of nothing....i think i've seen that option of using the mic to record custom ringtones...
     
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    Ha ha! That's awesome. I actually send my mother straight to VM, too. I wish I could do that in person!
     
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    And to think you look so sweet and innocent in your avatar. :D
     
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    Thank you Joe I just went ahead and used the send str8 to vmail option. Thanks for all of the feedback guys!
     
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    straight to VM is the best option ever invented! I never know when my ex wife calls, and thats just how I like it!
     
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    If only you could keep those indiscretions silenced elsewhere....:cool:
     
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    Try downloading the Smart Silencer application from the Android or Amazon market. It is exactly what you are looking for...
     
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    I guess it should be simple, but can you tell us how to do it. I have a rooted phone and don't want to use the voice mail opton.
     
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    id like to do the opposite, silence all contacts and just keep one active , for emergency.

    possible??
     
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    That's not an option on my Huawei Ascend 2 through Cricket either.

    I used an earlier poster's suggestion of setting the ringtone to something unobtrusive.

    There are some apps for rooted phones that allow you to block certain numbers.
     
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    I went to myxer.com and chose silent ring tone and it downloaded to my phone, love it!
     

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