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Would it be possible to build a phone answering machine that answers differently depending on who is calling?

Asked by LostInParadise (23970points) July 21st, 2014

You can get caller id for a phone, so the phone must be able to recognize who the caller is. Once you have that, you should be able to give different salutations for different types of callers.

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talljasperman's avatar

My Nokia answering machine feature does just that. Different ring tones.

marinelife's avatar

Sure, I don’t see why not with phone number recognition.

majorrich's avatar

You can even identify which id’s to not answer at all, or hang up on.

LostInParadise's avatar

@majorrich , Do answering machines have these features already?

majorrich's avatar

I had a computer programmed to do it back in the 1980’s. I have to assume there are some somewhere. An old laptop with a modem and win95 can do it

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