6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 12, 2008 3:37 PM by Raleigh D.
Laurette Ho Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
OK, am I the only one who can't believe that there is no missed call alert on the iPhone? Does anyone know of an application that might perform this very basic function?

3G
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    matttye88 Level 2 Level 2 (490 points)
    No application that does this will ever be in the app store as the iPhone SDK does not allow background tasks.
  • 2. Re: Missed call/SMS alert
    Scott Murphy4 Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
    Yeah, totally agree can't believe they do it for Texts but not missed calls.

    How are you ever gonna know you missed a call without switching the screen on…
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    rivetc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Completely Agree.
  • 4. Re: Missed call/SMS alert
    matttye88 Level 2 Level 2 (490 points)
    They don't do this for texts. You get one alert and that's it.
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    mr. chips Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My wife and I just got an AT&T account with an iPhone 3g and a Nokia 6085. I'm not happy to read this thread. Our Motorola's with Verizon (we just switched to AT&T) had the continuous missed call alert - every 2 minutes they would beep if we missed a call, text message or voice mail. Until we opened the phone and acknowledged the message.

    I thought, Ok, I may be able to live without this 'cause I absolutely LOVE the GPS. So I thought I'll just call AT&T to get my wife's phone setup.

    Well, I just hung up after an hour. While very helpful and courteous, basically the final word was "people are looking at the screen more, you don't need that". She said she called Nokia for me and Nokia said that none of their newer phones have that feature. She also called one of their stores for me ('cause they work with these phones every day) and the answer was the same.

    That's ridiculous. Enough to make me think about going back to Verizon. I wonder if they'll tell me the same thing.
  • 6. Re: Missed call/SMS alert
    Raleigh D. Level 3 Level 3 (715 points)
    Laurette Ho,

    On page 36 of the iPhone User's Guide describes ( http://manuals.info.apple.com/enUS/iPhone_UserGuide.pdf ) the visual alert the iPhone gives when there is a missed call. In addition to this, it gives another visual alert if the iPhone was in sleep mode at the time of the call, when you wake it to unlock it.

    It sounds like you're more concerned about audible alerts. This would make a good feature request to submit to http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html .

    Hope this helps,

    Raleigh