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cadman97

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idea for new phone feature
« on: September 26, 2009, 04:36:19 pm »
Just saw that comcast's new cable boxes have a feature that allows you to snooze a phone number that just tried to call for a pull down amount of time, like 5, 10, 15, 30, 45 and 60 minutes. their reasoning was that customers didn't like the caller id to keep poping up while watching a movie, etc..  is it worth looking into this?

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Re: idea for new phone feature
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2009, 03:04:58 am »
No, what's the point, it will just delay the popup, but the duration between popups will be the same.  Seems pretty pointless to me honestly

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Re: idea for new phone feature
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2009, 05:07:21 pm »
I agree wotj los93sol. If anything, it would be good to pause the movie/TV when a call comes in.

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Re: idea for new phone feature
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2009, 06:50:01 pm »
guys, do _NONE_ of you use the telecom system?

WE ALREADY PAUSE WHATEVER IS PLAYING WHEN A CALL COMES IN!

-Thom

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Re: idea for new phone feature
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2009, 07:21:16 pm »
I wrote my message in a way that was confusing... My message was a fact, not an opinion.

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Re: idea for new phone feature
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2009, 10:25:55 pm »
I think cadman might be referring to a "do not disturb" setting, where no interruptions would happen.  Or maybe a "remind me to call that person back in xx minutes" feature.  I believe DND is already implemented - someone who uses the phone stuff can tell for sure.

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Re: idea for new phone feature
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2009, 10:32:23 pm »
call routing can be done on a per house mode feature. This is obvious to anyone who has actually spent some time in the web admin under "Telecom" ....

The feature you ask, can easily be added in the code, all the pieces are there to do it.

-Thom

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Re: idea for new phone feature
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2009, 06:02:43 am »
You can create events right now for do not disturb as I understand it. I found a post by Thom. Once I have the time, I am going to try and set up respond events and timed events that trigger a user do not disturb.

Use the telecom plugin to set the user mode.

The values can be determined by looking up the relevant PK_ for a given table:


mysql> SELECT PK_HouseMode, Description from HouseMode;

+--------------+-----------------------+
| PK_HouseMode | Description           |
+--------------+-----------------------+
|            1 | Unarmed - at home     |
|            2 | Armed - away          |
|            3 | Armed - at home       |
|            4 | Sleeping              |
|            5 | Entertaining          |
|            6 | Armed - Extended away |
+--------------+-----------------------+
6 rows in set (0.02 sec)

mysql> select PK_UserMode, Description FROM UserMode;
+-------------+----------------+
| PK_UserMode | Description    |
+-------------+----------------+
|           1 | At Home        |
|           2 | Away           |
|           3 | Sleeping       |
|           4 | Do not disturb |
+-------------+----------------+
4 rows in set (0.03 sec)

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