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Here's a new app idea inspired by Monolithix :D

- App goes on your device, and is launched when you make a call (NOT resident)
- App checks to see if call is non geographical (e.g. 0870) and therefore not taken from your minutes
- App ends call, looks up alternative number on saynoto0870, and then gives you the option to call it
- After call is placed, app exits until next needed?

Good idea? I thought so, so I knocked up a proof of concept (attached!)

The attached version doesn't launch on calls or anything, you can just run it, then try calling an 0870 and see it in action :(

e.g.

- Download ZIP
- Copy EXE to phone
- Run EXE on phone
- Press green button
- Dial number '08704443852' (Museum of London automated info line)
- SayNo should intercept call, hang up, and guide you through looking up the alternative, before finally helping you dial the result

Worth pursuing? :(

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Attached File  SayNo.zip   6.66KB   225 downloads

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Here's a new app idea inspired by Monolithix :D


Worth pursuing? :(

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Great idea BUT...

saynoto0870's website has been, in my experience, a bit flaky with times when it can't be accessed or had old / outdated info - how about a standalone database of numbers updated every week?

If we *know* there is no geographical alternative number, can a shortdial code in front of the number (eg #101# or summat) disable the interception sequence? Otherwise could get annoying.

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Once you select 'no' to looking up once, it gets whitelisted (even in this beta)

A standalone DB is an option, is SNT0870's really that unreliable then?

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Once you select 'no' to looking up once, it gets whitelisted (even in this beta)

A standalone DB is an option, is SNT0870's really that unreliable then?

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But how about an option to just stop it alltogether temporarily if you don't want to waste time looking up the alternative? Adding to a 'whitelist' would take just as long as looking up, no? For example, you've need a taxi quickly and the number is extremely unlikely to be on the sayno list.

The number database is unreliable as anyone can add and entries are only checked when complaints are made. You might need to email them if you want to use the name / DB too.

"Written permission is required to duplicate any of the content within this site. "

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Yeah, will do, it's just a concept currently... and i'm not really duplicating content.

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Interesting idea, will give the demo a try

I'd rather see an app that prompts you to see if you want to look up a geo number, rather than cutting the call and starting a lookup

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Isn't it too late by then and you're already paying? I guess really you want a couple of 'modes'...

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How about when you press call it would bring up a popup, if you select "no" it just calls the number again straight away.

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That's what it does.

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Sounds a great app :D
I use SNT0870 all the time, having it built in to the phone would be great!

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Ahh..... The way I read it it didn't do that right away :D

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OK, with T's price increase we need this now!

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Yeah, I think you could be right!

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any news on this, sounds like a fantastic idea, I work for T and think the charges are rubbish so anything would be great (for myself and customers to)

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If there's enough interest... etc. etc. :D

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There is lots of interest - Can you get it done by the time I get back from lunch?


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I'd love that App. I tend to have Saynoto open most the time.

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I'll second that, I think it would be fantastic, well worth having, a very valuable tool these days what with the charges what they are lol :D

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This woul be really useful!

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Can you compile a version that will run on WM Standard?

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