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Setting ringtones for certain contacts.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Pen48guins, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. Pen48guins

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    The fire department I am in decided to stop using alpha numeric pagers to alert us to calls. Now its sends it through text messages and email.

    The problem stems that each text comes from a different number. I would like to set it so it is a different ring tone then all of my other contacts.




    Appreciate any help.
     

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    Go to the Contact => menu => options & select ringtone.
     
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    The problem is that, if it comes in from a different phone number every time, I don't know of a way to assign a single custom ringtone to every "unknown" number, unless you assign a custom ringtone to every contact and then set the default ringtone to whatever you want to handle the rest.

    PRO: When the phone rings, you'll know if it's a contact or a potential fire call.
    CON: If anyone else calls you that is not on your contacts list, the phone will not know to distinguish it from the numbers your department uses.

    I don't know if this helps you, but I thought maybe a good brainstorming session might bring something helpful out...
     
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    Ringtones are for calls.

    OP needs to set custom notifications for contacts in the messaging app for custom text notifications.

    How many different numbers do they send from?
     
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