- 02-23-2011, 05:17 PM #2
- 02-24-2011, 03:47 PM #3
I don't know of a way to do this, per se, but you can assign people to groups and give each group (or individual) its own distinct ringtone.
So, for me, family has a ringtone (certain people have their own tones), friends have a different tone, and so on. Anyone who isn't in a group (unknown callers) will get the default ringtone, which is what I use for unknown callers.
- 02-24-2011, 04:52 PM #4Treo 650 > HTC Mogul > HTC Touch Diamond > BB Curve > Palm PRE- > HTC Evo / BB Bold > Nexus S 4G
- 02-25-2011, 12:10 PM #5
There's one kludge I use. I assigned a ringtone of "nothing.wav", which is a short recording of silence, to some of the "unknown" caller IDs.
Depending on your service that may be "Out of Area" "Unknown caller" or a half dozen other terms. But if you take each of those, SAVE IT as a caller, and then assign a silent (or other) ring tone to it...that's what will play for all the same CallerIDs.
If the cellcos weren't such greedy inconsiderate whores, they'd allow us to do what the better phone companies do: Just block all the calls without ID.
Ain't rocket science, just greedy whores who are afraid they won't get paid for each call they allow you to block.
- 11-09-2012, 09:00 AM #6
- 10-07-2013, 05:03 PM #7
- 12-11-2013, 09:43 AM #8
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Re: Ringtone for unknown caller
Belated reply, but if others, like me, are searching for this, this worked on Nexus 4 with KitKat
1. Set the default ringtone to the ringtone you'd like for unknown callers.
2. Get "Group Ringtones" app. Free.
3. This allows you to assign a ringtone to "Contacts", allowing you to uncheck anybody you've already given a custom ringtone to.
(Haven't yet tested to see what happens when you add a new contact after doing this.)