How to configure call filtering on the HTC Inspire 4G

How to 12:49, Jan 12 2011

We show you how to regain control over your incoming calls and automatically send the ones you don't want to voicemail

There's always that handful of people that, if given the option, we would rather not talk to on most occasions.

Sure you can typically "ignore" their calls and kick them to voicemail, but many folks are able to tell when a call has been screened manually. As a result, you're inevitably going to end up with some hurt feelings on the other end of the line.

But what if you could determine whose calls ring through and whose don't? If someone's call always goes straight to voicemail, he or she will likely think your phone is off or outside the service area.

The Android operating system has a nifty feature built-in, albeit somewhat hidden, that allows you just such freedoms.

In this guide, we'll show you how to gain a little more control over your incoming calls on a contact-by-contact basis.

  1. Open your contact list
  2. Scroll until you find the contact that you'd like to send straight to voicemail, and tap to open the contact
  3. Near the bottom of the contact page, find and tap on the Send to voicemail option
    1. A pop-up will appear asking if you're sure you want to enable this feature.
  4. Tap OK

And you're done! You can do this to as many contacts as you choose and now, only the people you want to be able to reach you directly will have that power.

Bonus tip: Do you have a pesky telemarketer who doesn't get the hint? Save the number in your phone strictly for these purposes and cut stress in half!

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