who would like the iphone to speak the name of incoming calls like nokia phones?

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  1. TwoBytes macrumors 68020

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    like the title says, wouldn't that be cool? Use to have this feature on my nokia. The phone would read the contact name out in between ring's so you know who's calling without looking at your phone.
     
  2. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    Everybody else around you knows who's calling also.
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

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    It might be a nice optional feature, but I for one would not want it. That is the reason most of my contacts have custom ringtones.

    TEG
     
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  5. wil49 macrumors member

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    I suppose it would be nice as a feature, I used to change peoples names just to hear something funny when they rang.lol
     
  6. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    1) I much prefer custom ringtones, which are awesome with DRM-free songs and Garage Band.

    2) I'd rather the name show up like it does on a landline. Is the cell network really so crappy that it can only display a number and not a name unless it's stored in your phone?
     
  7. TwoBytes thread starter macrumors 68020

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    don't forget, you got the nickname field - nobody would know the real name if you could customise the name speak in this way

    "Chewie is calling...."
    "Han-solo landline is calling...."
     
  8. cjm3113 macrumors 6502

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    You could just voice record yourself and put it as a ringtone.
     
  9. joeshell383 macrumors 6502a

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    With VoiceOver tech it would be nice.

    The cell network is capable, but it might not make as much sense as it seems. For mobile-to-mobile calls, a lot of the names that would appear would be incorrect because of family plans, i.e. the husband's name might appear when the wife or children are dialing out on their own personal phones.
     
  10. joeshell383 macrumors 6502a

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    No. The feature would be especially nice for businesspeople with bluetooth headsets--- perhaps the phone is on vibrate or there are too many contacts that call on a regular basis to assign and recall custom ringtones for, but with a name announced in the headset you will know who is calling without having to fish out your phone.
     
  11. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I have nick names for alot of my friends.

    I dont need people hearing "Lans!", "Sweet Lu", or "J Danger"
     
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  13. Pooshka macrumors 65816

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    Who would like the iPhone to tell you fairy tales at every bedtime like Nokia phones? :rolleyes:
     
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