Possible to wildcard phone numbers for ringtone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bigfatipod, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. bigfatipod macrumors member

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    I receive text messages from a number that always starts with the first 7 digits. The last 2 vary. Is there any way to have a contact take up phone numbers such as 555-555-55** so that I can make a special ringtone?
     
  2. Jeff R macrumors 6502

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    1) Create new contact name.

    2) Enter a hundred numbers ranging from 555-555-5500 - 555-555-5599

    3) Assign ringtone.

    I know this is a lot of work but it works!
    Copy & paste and you should be done in 2 minutes or so. ;)
     
  3. EDH667 macrumors 6502a

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    I would do this, but then block the contact so you don't ever get the call or message. Go to settings, messages, blocked, Add New to set up.
     
  4. Jeff R macrumors 6502

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    Why would you block the contact? I assumed the OP wanted to assign a ringtone for these numbers so he would know. I actually did this to my Facebook text alert with numbers ranging from 32651-00 to 32651-99. SMS Facebook notifications works great when you're out of data coverage. ;)
     
  5. EDH667 macrumors 6502a

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    I was assuming they were spam messages.
     
  6. bigfatipod thread starter macrumors member

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    No, I actually need to get these alerts.
    Was trying to stay away from the 00-99 manual piece :)

    Thanks
     
  7. cairo1234 macrumors newbie

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    are you sure that you can make a special ringtone ? I dont think so !
     
  8. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Why not?
     
  9. bigfatipod thread starter macrumors member

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    I found a way to (somewhat) do this. I exported the vcard and opened it in textedit. I took a sample of the phone number statement and used excel to make a long list of the same number incrementing by one - then pasted it back into the vcard from textedit.
    So, while its not a wildcard, its got each possible iteration hardcoded now....which works for me
     

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