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Caller ID (It's a beautiful thing)

     I personally won't answer calls if I can't identify who the caller is before speaking to them.  Chances are, 
I probably won't answer anyway unless I really feel like it.  I have assigned certain ring-tones,  talking caller i.d.
and certain key words in  my phonebook.   For example:  My friend Christine, speaks in scriptures, love her in very small doses.    Her designated name is GOD IS CALLING and her ring tone is Jesus of Suburbia
www.youtube.com/watch <----cuz it's that bada**.     

     All my clients ringtones are Money---Pink Floyd.  

Do you screen your calls or not?  If yes, how?


 

 

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#17 | 961 days ago
John_Daly (+)

JessNic wrote:
Yes, I screen...Caller ID is the best! I dont answer unknown name, private, or blocked calls. Hell I dont answer numbers I know half the time! I dont like talking on the phone.
I actually agree with you. Some of my friends wont even call me anymore because I dont answer my phone ever. Sometimes one of my friends will leave me a message like " Dude, I know you are next to your phone, looking at my name on the caller ID, i f*cking hate you!"   So, I will text him back instead. 
  
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#1 | 961 days ago

I screen all calls. I hit the f**k you button.
#2 | 961 days ago

(Edited by Jess)
I always screen my calls...I haven't figured out how to make ringtones without using the beginning of the song yet on my phone so I don't have any assigned ringtones yet. I have an app to help with that, I just need to sit and work with it but I haven't had a chance yet.

Anyway, I never answer if it's just a number. I'll let them leave a message and call back if it's someone I want to talk to. 

I always answer: The mister, my brother, my mom, the kiddo, a couple of my friends, and anyone from work.

I don't answer a few of the assigned numbers - ever. Sometimes I'll text them back if I feel like it, but not often. I just don't have time or patience for some people and they know it. I'll call them when I'm in the mood to talk to them.
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#3 | 961 days ago
Christinabelle (+)

I screen every phone call.  I will not answer if it is "out of area," "restricted," or I don't recognize the number.
#4 | 961 days ago

My sister does.  And their really funny sometimes.  Like my brothers ringtone is something about marrying his truck and having the honey moon at a t****e bar. One of her friends is this annoying, high pitched voice saying "I have friends and you don't, hahahaha. Their calling me, cuz they want to talk to me, cuz their my friends, that I have and you don't!"  When she gets a facebook message it goes "You have a message your royal sexiness"  Her creepy, stalker ex-boyfriend whom she needs to get a restraining order against has the ringtone of "This is your stalker, do not answer." 

But I don't have caller ID :c
#5 | 961 days ago

Everyone has their own ringtone. If a number pops up I let it go ty o voice mail
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#6 | 961 days ago

I used to have the Mission Impossible theme for when my wife called ... but after about a year ... she still didn't hear it, so I removed it.  
#7 | 961 days ago

I have a few assigned ring tones.  (Some I've gotten via free android app Mabilo Ringtones, others I've recorded using my computer and created via Adobe Soundbooth)  If I get an unfamiliar phone #, I let it go to voice mail.  If it is important, they will leave a message.
#8 | 961 days ago

 I screen all my calls. I never answer restricted, unavailable, or numbers I don't know!
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#9 | 961 days ago

I look at all my calls on my cell, if it's a number I don't know or blocked/restricted, I'm not picking up.  If it's someone who is trying to reach me for a good reason they'll listen to my voicemail greeting and leave a message.  If not, they follow the part that says "if you are trying to reach someone else, you have the wrong number. Please hang up and dial again."
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#10 | 961 days ago

When I'm on Q - I try not 2 answer it.
#11 | 961 days ago

 I ALWAYS screen my calls, both at home and on my cell.  I'd love to get rid of the home phone, but the hubs needs it for his work.  We don't answer any "unknown name" or numbers only, unless I know that number.  Some I know I still don't answer.  

I have individual ringtones for all my contacts, and the unknown people gets Pink's "So What?"  I prefer to text anyway.  I have one friend who calls me all the time, and always at really stupid times.  She also gets pi$$ed off when I don't answer or call her RIGHT BACK.  She refuses to text and the entire family shares one cell phone.   Now I have nothing against people who don't have cell phones, that is their choice, but when I constantly say "I'm at work so I can't answer the phone.  I'm driving, I can't answer the phone.  I have only a 15 minute coffee break and I answer my kids' and friends' text messages then, so I don't call" and she still gets p/o'd I start to lose all sense of hee haw.  Even my hubby (who doesn't text either) knows he just needs to call my cell and when I can, I'll call him back.

Ugh, this was long winded.  Sorry 
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#12 | 961 days ago

Yes, I screen...Caller ID is the best! I dont answer unknown name, private, or blocked calls. Hell I dont answer numbers I know half the time! I dont like talking on the phone.
#13 | 961 days ago

 I screen my calls. If I want to talk with you.....and I know you, I'll answer.
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#14 | 961 days ago

My phone tells me the name of the person who is calling, if they are in my contacts. It's funny because sometimes it mispronounces the name. What I dont like about this feature is it isn't loud enough when I'm rollin' with my stereo loud.
#15 | 961 days ago

Kenne wrote:
My phone tells me the name of the person who is calling, if they are in my contacts. It's funny because sometimes it mispronounces the name. What I dont like about this feature is it isn't loud enough when I'm rollin' with my stereo loud.
 My daughter's phone does that too (I think mine would too, if I cared enough to turn the feature on). It cracked me up the first time we were trying to locate her phone by calling it and it says "receiving call from...dad". I don't know why it cracked me up but it did.


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#16 | 961 days ago

My home phone has an answering machine and if it's somebody I want to talk to I will pick it up

Both of my Cells have ring tones for each person that I want to talk to, The rest I just hit ignore
and it goes to voice mail
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#17 | 961 days ago
John_Daly (+)

JessNic wrote:
Yes, I screen...Caller ID is the best! I dont answer unknown name, private, or blocked calls. Hell I dont answer numbers I know half the time! I dont like talking on the phone.
I actually agree with you. Some of my friends wont even call me anymore because I dont answer my phone ever. Sometimes one of my friends will leave me a message like " Dude, I know you are next to your phone, looking at my name on the caller ID, i f*cking hate you!"   So, I will text him back instead. 
#18 | 961 days ago

Hell yes, I screen my calls!   With everyone having cell phones, how can you not?  I mean, once your phone rings, we all look at the display to see who it is.

If it's a toll free number or an Out-Of-Town number, 99% of the time, I won't answer it.

If it's a local area code, but, not in my contact list, it depends on whether I answer it.  I usually do, but, sometimes, I say FOCK IT!
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#19 | 961 days ago
AngelicRoxie99 (+)

I screen ALL my calls....I ignore numbers I don't know and even some I do...I have different songs playing for all my contacts...Not a fan of talking on the phone but if you text me I'll answer right away...
#20 | 961 days ago

(Edited by richard_cranium)
I used to have ringtones for certain people, friends, family, bosses, coworkers, hot chicks....etc. Then I went and  bought a smartphone. I am not smart enough to figure out how to set ringtones on it, so now I just have a basic ringtone.
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#21 | 961 days ago
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I usually have someone answering the phone and take a message and i will call back if i want to speak to whomever.  I hardly ever talk to someone unless its a call back.
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#22 | 961 days ago

Not really, I just cut people off if they selling or trolling or whatever.
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#23 | 961 days ago

 I always answer it if I'm not busy at the time. If I don't have time to talk then, I'll just call them back later. I just hate it when I get a text message when I'm driving, meaning I either have to go "no hands" or else put down my beer in order to check it 
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#24 | 961 days ago

If I don't know the number I don't answer, they can leave a messege if it's that important.
I have one ringtone for everyone else who calls me..."LIMELIGHT" by RUSH
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#25 | 960 days ago

Not many people call me so i pick up most of the time even the unknown numbers. The only time is see my phone ringing and disconnect or put it to silent is when I'm seriously annoyed at the one calling.
I have one and only one ringtone -  They're coming to take me away by Napoleon XIV
#26 | 960 days ago

I screen all calls I don't know. If it's important, they'll try calling again or leave a voice mail. I hate texting, and people who send endless messages. I'm also slow at texting, so when I'm about half-way through a reply, I get another one and just get pissed off.
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#27 | 960 days ago

 I screen all calls that I  know of and have an assigned ringtone.  Calls I don't know or not in my phone book will have to leave a message if it's that important.
#28 | 960 days ago

i hate to say it...but...most of if not all of the calls i "ignore" are from my mom...her and i dont' really get along well and i try to avoid her at times...
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#29 | 960 days ago

I answer all my calls- will tell you very quickly if not interested and have no problem staing if I want to be bothered, dont want to talk or just plain grumpy.
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#30 | 960 days ago
NorseHeathen (+)

I don't answer the phone unless it's the school or the hospital.  Having kids, those are the only two numbers I feel the need to answer, and I haven't given my phone number out in years, so the chance of someone calling me to talk is very rare.
#31 | 960 days ago

Love Jesus of Surburbia!  I rarely answer my phone at all.
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#32 | 960 days ago

I dont screen calls...i have too much fun with strangers and telemarketers.  Some days i NEED a stranger to call.
#33 | 960 days ago

AngelicRoxie99 wrote:
I screen ALL my calls....I ignore numbers I don't know and even some I do...I have different songs playing for all my contacts...Not a fan of talking on the phone but if you text me I'll answer right away...
RINGGGGGGGGGGGG.......RINGGGGGGGGGGGGG.......JEFF CALLING........W.HAT DO YOU DO......hehe.......
#34 | 960 days ago

Really?
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#35 | 960 days ago

First thing i do is tell you to stop F*CKING YELLING ALL THE F*CKING TIME!
#36 | 960 days ago

I have found that if I let my sparkling personality come through, people eventually get the message and quit f*cking with me.
#37 | 960 days ago
AngelicRoxie99 (+)

Jeff_P wrote:
RINGGGGGGGGGGGG.......RINGGGGGGGGGGGGG.......JEFF CALLING........W.HAT DO YOU DO......hehe.......
I ignore the call and let it go straight to voice mail...lol
#38 | 960 days ago

I screen all  my calls, i'm not much for talking on the phone either, just when i am in the mood.
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#39 | 960 days ago

AngelicRoxie99 wrote:
I ignore the call and let it go straight to voice mail...lol
hmmmmmmmmm.....INTERESTING........hehe............
#40 | 960 days ago

Facepalm
#41 | 960 days ago

always
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#42 | 959 days ago

I usualy have my phone set on "silent"....I'll see voicemail notification if it's important enuf...My cell number is on my office answering machine, so I usually let it go to voicemail and will return the call.  If I've done surgery, the patient's number will be put into my contacts and I'll know to answer it.  Sometimes, people don't understand EMERGENCIES ONLY, and will call on a Sunday afternoon asking a billing question....
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#43 | 959 days ago

icfeet wrote:
I usualy have my phone set on "silent"....I'll see voicemail notification if it's important enuf...My cell number is on my office answering machine, so I usually let it go to voicemail and will return the call.  If I've done surgery, the patient's number will be put into my contacts and I'll know to answer it.  Sometimes, people don't understand EMERGENCIES ONLY, and will call on a Sunday afternoon asking a billing question....
????  Who pq's a doctor that RETURNS calls???
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#44 | 959 days ago

ohwell_ wrote:
????  Who pq's a doctor that RETURNS calls???
<---her mom.
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#45 | 959 days ago

This isn't exactly a 'caller ID' story, but its close enough.

Several years ago, I was a security supervisor for a special events center, and I had worked for about three weeks without coming home, getting ready for Faith No More, Metallica, and Guns and Roses.  It was the first concert that we had done outdoors, and it was a humungous b*tch to get ready for.  During the day of the show, I got some bullfrog sunscreen in my eyes, so they were RED for about three days.  Of course, after the show was over, there was a bit of celebrating that lasted until about noon the next day.  I finally made it home, and passed out on my couch.  About 15 minutes after I collapsed, some Jehovas Witnesses showed up, knocking on my door.  I politely answered, blaze red eyes, long hair matted up from a three week drunk, reeking like whiskey, wearing a Metallica "Kill 'em all" shirt, and my chonies.

They took one look at me, and turned around and left without saying sh*t.  I think they put me on a "No Call" list after that, because they have never f*cked with me since.

True sh*t.
#46 | 951 days ago

Christinabelle wrote:
I screen every phone call.  I will not answer if it is "out of area," "restricted," or I don't recognize the number.
Ditto. It has become very dangerous in Mexico and even more in my city  , so I just answer those who are familiar to me.

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