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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Helenoftroy08, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Helenoftroy08

    Helenoftroy08 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    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.

  2. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert

    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.
  3. will_m68

    will_m68 Newbie

    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.
  4. Helenoftroy08

    Helenoftroy08 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    thx guys! don't know why Motorola wouldnt just make it an option!
  5. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Go Go Gadget Flow!

    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
  6. Psychokitty

    Psychokitty Android Enthusiast


    (...giving yer mother in law your cell number! ;) )
  7. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    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.
  8. reznorfan0

    reznorfan0 Member

    or just record a ringtone of nothing....i think i've seen that option of using the mic to record custom ringtones...
  9. aileendq

    aileendq Well-Known Member

    Ha ha! That's awesome. I actually send my mother straight to VM, too. I wish I could do that in person!
  10. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    And to think you look so sweet and innocent in your avatar. :D
  11. Helenoftroy08

    Helenoftroy08 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thank you Joe I just went ahead and used the send str8 to vmail option. Thanks for all of the feedback guys!
  12. SinfulDragon

    SinfulDragon Android Enthusiast

    straight to VM is the best option ever invented! I never know when my ex wife calls, and thats just how I like it!
  13. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Android Expert

    If only you could keep those indiscretions silenced elsewhere....:cool:
  14. sachst

    sachst Lurker

    Try downloading the Smart Silencer application from the Android or Amazon market. It is exactly what you are looking for...
  15. AmitX123

    AmitX123 Newbie

    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.
  16. myvalk

    myvalk Lurker

    id like to do the opposite, silence all contacts and just keep one active , for emergency.

  17. robbratton

    robbratton Lurker

    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.
  18. strout99

    strout99 Lurker

    I went to myxer.com and chose silent ring tone and it downloaded to my phone, love it!

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