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Enable a way to disable SMS capability for phone number

asked 2014-01-06 14:47:53 +0300

condo4 gravatar image

updated 2014-02-14 19:42:57 +0300

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I use many phone numbers for contacts (mobile, home, work...), but not all phones number can receive SMS (only mobile phones). It would be a good idea to add a way to disable the SMS button for not SMS-able number in the contact view.

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Bad idea. A lot of home and work phones are mobile phones and can receive SMS. Besides, 98% of people do not bother to set the appropriate type for each entry in their phonebook.

ln ( 2014-01-06 15:02:23 +0300 )edit

The good way can be to add option to "disable" sms support for some phone entry, not to enable it...

condo4 ( 2014-01-06 15:54:27 +0300 )edit

I agree with ln: it would cause more problems than it solves. Also: some fixed number can receive sms too, either through text-to-speech or some other woodoo.

attah ( 2014-01-06 15:57:10 +0300 )edit

N900 had a checkbox in contacts setting "Display SMS only for Mobile numbers". I don't see how that could cause any problems at all, as long as it defaults to unchecked.

A per contact setting of default phone or IM address for voice comm, and ono default number or address for IM would be better.

Vaskinn ( 2014-01-06 19:03:07 +0300 )edit

@In there are actually more than only those fields possible - [work:mobile] [work:fax] kind of, no idea what the limit is but I guess you can just add them to the database and the ui. And since you can assign types to multiple numbers at the same time.

chemist ( 2014-02-14 16:02:23 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-02-14 16:03:45 +0300

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Just an idea: in some countries, mobile numbers have specific prefixes (in France for instance: 06, 07, ... and with international code : +336, +337, ...). So the contact information could be filtered like this instead of "work/mobile/home" property).

Note: I've just made (and close) a duplicated question here

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and it still applies that not all countries have designated number-prefixes for mobiles...

chemist ( 2014-02-14 16:58:25 +0300 )edit

filtering by phone prefix will not work as I have "landline" number on my cell phone.

ortylp ( 2014-02-14 20:40:02 +0300 )edit

answered 2016-08-16 09:01:45 +0300

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updated 2016-08-16 09:03:48 +0300

I suggest that user can reorder contact phone numbers so that the seldom used landline phone is not the first in the list. See https://together.jolla.com/question/8205/reorder-contact-details/

This is sufficient for preventing unintentional SMS messages to wrong type phones and makes the contact list much easier to use.

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