A simple trick to create a Voice Spam Filter


macrumors member
Original poster
Feb 20, 2006
I think the only ringtone I'm going to buy is a 30 seconds chunk of blank and I'll assign this "Silent" track to people I don't like.

With Visual Voice Mail, I already didn't have to listen to their messages - but now with custom ringtones, I won't even have to hear them call me anymore.

Thank you Apple for bringing me peace!

Doctor Q

Staff member
Sep 19, 2002
Los Angeles
I phoned you to say that this was a clever idea, but you didn't answer. I guess you didn't hear me. :rolleyes:


macrumors member
Mar 31, 2002
Back in high school i would have people calling me all the time (this is 10 years ago before cell phones were really adopted) on my private line at home. After while it got really annoying so i just called a wrong number and recorded the message (de de de, the number you have reached is no long in service, etc.) and i just let my friends know that that was my answering machine and they should just wait for the beep. sure enough people stopped calling... at first, until someone on the outside of my close friends found out and thought it was cool and then everyone knew it. at that point even more people started to call.

so watch out who you tell this to TC. if someone calls you up and gets the silent treatment they might know that you specifically put them on that list of people to avoid. just my .2


macrumors regular
Jun 3, 2007
That is an absolutely brilliant idea.

I'm gonna call you right now and tell you how great that idea is ..

hold on ...

it's ringing....

still ringing....

hmm....still ringing.



Seriously, great thinking. I'm gonna do the same thing.