A Quick iPhone Wishlist

What would be really awesome to have on the iPhone, and I’m sure it’s completely doable, as the device is just a little computer, is advanced incoming phone call management, like Google Voice. For example, I’d love to be able to set up my phone so that:

  • Contacts from my “business” category are either silent or go directly to voicemail from 8-12 and 1-5 Monday to Friday
  • Contacts from my “family” category ring regardless of ringer mode
  • Contacts from “family” after 10pm ring twice as long as normal before going to voicemail (to let me wake up and find the phone)
  • If calling after 11pm and the soucrce is my brother-in-law’s #, immediately goes to the whiney “but I have to get up early to go to work” voicemail and he gets an electric shock in the ear…

Ok, so the last one is a bit mean and unrealistic, but you can see the potential. Actually looking at this list I can see the awesomeness of Google Voice which until now I didn’t quite get. Sadly until it goes international, us poor Canadians are out of luck. I wonder if one of the reasons that the GV app was rejected from the iPhone was because Apple can do these things and are maybe planning some of this awesomeness for iPhone OS 4.0?

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