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  1. thoffland

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    I've been searching for a while now and have tried a bunch of times to get this to work, but I'm missing something. What I'm trying to do is get Tasker to send an SMS to the little woman when I miss a call from her. If I test it directly from the task, it send the text message, but if I call from her phone and hang up to create a missed call... it doesn't send it. Anyone have some thoughts?

    Here's what I've done:

    I've created a new profile "Wife missed call"
    Event
    phone: missed call
    priority: normal
    Caller: wifes name (from phone book)

    Task: "Send Text"
    Send SMS
    Number: wifes number
    Message: sorry I missed you....

    What am I missing?
     

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    Not sure, but I've just tried it and get the same result.
     
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    Did you select her name using the list of contacts or did you type it in using the keyboard? Try removing the caller number to see if it works without the filtering. Then try specifying the caller as a number (without dashes or other delimiters) instead of a name. Lastly, try using the Missed Call state context instead.

    I'm suggesting all of the above, since there's nothing obviously wrong with the profile or task.
     
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    Try Call & SMS Filter. I use it and love it. I can block calls and sms messages. When it does it automatically sends the sender a message of whatever you want.
     
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    That did the trick! Thanks Uncle Mike!

    The working solution is

    Context: State > Missed Call from "1234567890"

    Task: Send SMS > "1234567890" (%CNUM works too)
     
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    You're welcome. I see that you reported this in the Tasker forums as well. I'm thinking that what you had *should* work, since Tasker allows you to select a name for that field, so hopefully it will get corrected.
     
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    I did... I was desperate. :D

    Now I'm on to getting bluetooth to shut off when it's not connected to a specific device (car mostly). I'm searching, but if you know of any good links I'd appreciate it.
     
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    This may not be exactly what you're looking for, but you could create a profile with a context of "Bluetooth Connected", specifying your car bluetooth as the device. Then, instead of using an Enter Task, use only an Exit Task, that turns bluetooth off. The main problem with this approach is that if bluetooth is on and hasn't connected to your car, it won't turn off because the profile never activates, and therefore never exits.
     
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    Your a genius! Worked like a charm. Thanks again!

    I love Tasker almost as much as I love my new Android. How did I live with an iPhone for so long?!!
     
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    not sure if it would be of any interest to you, but as another option for replying to people when you are busy, you can check out TextSecretary.
     
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    WoWzer I was working on the same problem last night and this morning... Ready to bang my head into the wall, came here did a search and found this thread........

    THANKS UncleMike.......
     
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    never had problem with single sms but can't seem to set up on All missed calls. is that the exact command? %CNUM.
    edit :never mind, thanx. got it. actually I created a profile (2 of them) and both work. one is State (at first didn't, that's why I asked) and Event (actually same thing wich is strange). ay! as long as it works! lol
    Event - Missed call( C:Any) , Task-send sms (%CNUM) niceeeee!
     
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    Hi, how I add the contact name or caller number to the message?

    Thanks
     
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    Just put %CNAME or %CNUM wherever you want that information to appear.
     
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    Hi, thanks, i just saw that tasker has the function to send text messages. I was using a plug-in from the play store. Thanks a lot. I will be coming for more. Newbie here.
     

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