Status Messages On Mobiles?

How about being able to set a status message for your mobile number? Wouldn't that be cool? Not to mention useful! Instead of stupid 'Caller Tunes' you could actually play a useful, informative message for your callers.

If you're at a meeting, you could activate the service and record a message for people who try to call you while you're busy, informing them of what you're doing and how long you'd be unavailable!

And you could potentially customize your 'Out Of Coverage Area' and 'Phone Switched Off' messages too. If you know you're going to a place where there is no network, you could let your callers know where you're going and how long you expect to stay there. Ditto for when you know you're going to turn off your phone.

I'd love to be able to make an app to do this but unfortunately, as far I can see, this something that will have to be implemented by the providers.

7 comments:

Charles said...

I believe you're correct, that it would have to be implemented at the provider, else, if you were out of range, or your phone was off, it wouldn't work. You conceivably could implement the meeting message on the handset, but you'd be charged call time, if that's how your provider is setup.

no.good.at.coding said...

Exactly! And what's the point if when you need to let people know, you can't, eh? I came to the same conclusion.

And also, since I work with Java, I would have to use J2ME. But as far as I know, the Mobile Telephony API doesn't have an implementation yet.

MONA said...

Brilliant Idea! :)

Dont just think, go DO IT!!

You know, if you keep thinking, by the time you say 'uncle', someone will have already picked up your idea and making money on that!

MONA said...

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If you dont want to come out in open at my blog, you can at least tell me what you think on your blog , over here. :)

no.good.at.coding said...

@Mona, I would really like to work on this one, I think it would really be useful. But like I mentioned, this isn't something that can be done without involving the service providers since they'll be the one's who receive the calls. :(

Also, I hope you're not under the impression I don't read your blog! Because I do! I've read all your posts and I subscribe to your blog's feed ( and Charles' ) so I know ( almost ) instantly when you've updated! :)

MONA said...

NGAC! It is absolutely delightful to hear that!I feel so honoured!

Rhanks for your valueable feedbacks & also the resourcesfulness taht you have exhibited on my post!

no.good.at.coding said...

Mona, you have a very interesting blog and posts on a range of subjects and a delightful style of writing; so the pleasure is all mine and your other readers'!