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Silent Mode on my smartphone, but with exceptions?

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Is it possible to set a WM phone to "silent mode" but with exceptions for when certain people call? (I.e. when I set it to silent, absolutely no one makes a noise except for when my wife calls)

If Windows mobile isn't capable of this, are there other phone OS's that are?
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Blackberries allow you to customize every little alert. You can also make exceptions/overrides for specific phone calls, however not for specific e-mails.

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ALogvin: THanks. Do you happen to have a link about how to do that?

Can anyone comment about Windows mobile specifically, hopefully with a link?

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For blackberry it starts in the profile icon and you can do a whole lot of customization.  Depending on model and OS, here is a basic set of directions.

https://support.t-mobile.com/knowbase/root/public/tm51467.htm?A2L.SERVICE=How%20To

As for the WM, that really depends on the model, but the answer is yes.  Here is an idea:

http://blog.buberel.org/2008/10/howto-selectively-silence-telemarketer-phone-calls-on-windows-mobile-phones.html

Go with the BB, much better phone and a better experience.

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Unfortunately, I'm not asking for recommendations on the phone. I'm looking for methods on how to do it specifically using the Windows Mobile OS.

The link you provided jdera refers to silencing certain numbers ALL the time.

I'm looking for a way to let SOME rings through while the WM phone is set in general to silent mode.
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SPB Phone Suite from www.spbsoftwarehouse.com can do this - I useit on my mobile and it is a brilliant application.

You can set custom white and black lists, profiles based on time / hardware and all sorts of other things.

I use it to auto turn to White List people only after 6:00pm and also to turn bluetooth on when I plug in the power cord (usb) so it auto hooks up to my car.

Great bit of software!
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http://www.handango.com/catalog/ProductDetails.jsp?storeId=2218&deviceId=2072&platformId=30&productId=206162 - quote often have sales on where you can get up to 25% discount.
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FYI - there is no way to do this on a WM phone without the software (that I know of).

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It only took us six months, but we got to the solution! Thanks, Alan.
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I hope you like the software and sorry it took you so long to get there.

SPB Software house have a host of great apps for WM phones - I have about 5 currently on my phone.

Check out the others like Mobile Shell 3.
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