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  1. "Vibrate AND Ring" not "Vibrate then Ring"

    Let's make another option, becuse now it doesn't vibrate after the first two one. Continuous vibrating is a must have option for noisy environment.

    20,721 votes
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      408 comments  ·  Making and Receiving Calls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • call recorder

      everyone would like a Call Recorder

      4,598 votes
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        206 comments  ·  Making and Receiving Calls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Cortana should answer calls

        Hello,

        What if we could tell Cortana to pass a message when someone calls? Scenario:
        •James: "Cortana, when mum calls, tell her that I'm busy and will call back later"
        •<mum calls, Cortana picks up call in the background>
        •Cortana: "Hello, James is busy at the moment and will call you later, do you want me to pass a message to him?
        •Mum: "Yes, tell him that we need to talk about dad's birthday"

        Then you could get a notification or you could just ask Cortana if there were any calls and then she could playback/read messages that others left.

        1,703 votes
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          23 comments  ·  Making and Receiving Calls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • to solve a problem with the microphone

          Allows you to adjust the noise reduction. When I'm calling from a quiet room, no one hears me. Maybe it's because of the good noise reduction

          1,422 votes
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            177 comments  ·  Making and Receiving Calls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • MagicJack App for Windows Phone 8

            MagicJack App for Windows Phone 8. Android and iOS have had the app for over a year now and Windows Phone does not. The lack of this app may deter MagicJack customers from buying a Windows Phone.

            1,257 votes
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              264 comments  ·  Making and Receiving Calls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Network Video Call Application or Integration of Video Call in the Phone App

              Currently window 8 does not provide any feature to make network video calls. As a result we have to rely completely on third party softwares like skype and viber. To resurge as a full-fledged 3G phone this feature should be integreted.

              I have gone through many forum discussions where users are asking keenly for theis feature.

              1,143 votes
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                193 comments  ·  Making and Receiving Calls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Block specific phone numbers

                Always getting wrong number. Be great to filter these out so phone never rings.

                1,022 votes
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                  90 comments  ·  Making and Receiving Calls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 734 votes
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                    62 comments  ·  Making and Receiving Calls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Fast contact selection by alphanumeric keys on the dialer

                    Like in the old Windows Mobile HTC Sense Dialer

                    673 votes
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                      27 comments  ·  Making and Receiving Calls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • We hope the screen can display the caller's carrier/region info at the corner of phone call UI by searching caller id in the database. The c

                      我们需要在来电的时候,屏幕上及时的显示拨进来的电话是来自哪个地区,哪个运营商,中国地区把这个功能叫做来电归属地。这个功能在中国大陆非常有必要。
                      We hope the screen can display the caller's carrier/region info at the corner of phone call UI by searching caller id in the database. The callerid/carrier/region information database is public and free, actually Nokia already has one and integrated it in Lumia phone sell in China.

                      601 votes
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                        29 comments  ·  Making and Receiving Calls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Video Call / Videophone over 3G networks

                        native support for 3G Video Call / Videophone using UMTS network (3G H324 protocol)

                        578 votes
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                          25 comments  ·  Making and Receiving Calls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 572 votes
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                            22 comments  ·  Making and Receiving Calls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • All Windows Phone should have native SIP / VOIP client support.

                            Older Windows Phone version supported native SIP/VOIP client integration. SIP/VOIP is one of the cheapest available way to communicate. Implement it back to the latest version of Windows Phone.

                            436 votes
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                              15 comments  ·  Making and Receiving Calls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • voice recording during calls

                              Give the option to record calls , like almost 99%phones available in the market.

                              376 votes
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                                9 comments  ·  Making and Receiving Calls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Filter phone book by contacts with phone numbers when making a call

                                Tapping the phone icon, then the phonebook icon, should produce a list of contacts filtered by only those with phone numbers, not the whole list.

                                309 votes
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                                  26 comments  ·  Making and Receiving Calls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • An audible missed call notification alert

                                  Repeating chime/alert that notifies you of a missed call if you were away from your phone.

                                  303 votes
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                                    22 comments  ·  Making and Receiving Calls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • ADD call and SMS blacklisting to Windows Phone 8 on the HTC 8X

                                    I have read a great many comments, here and on the "answer.microsoft.com" posts complaining LOUDLY (AND JUSTIFIABLY) about the LACK OF BEING ABLE TO "BLACKLIST" a phone number (it would be nice to also be able to do this separately for SMS, phone calls , or both for each number). ALMOST ALL INVOLVE NOKIA PHONES, AND UPDATES SEEM TO HAVE HELPED, although it seem that calls get shunted directly to voicemail rather than simply disconnected. PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE THOSE CUSTOMERS WHO ADOPTED WP8 ON THE HTC 8X - BEFORE NOKIA EVEN ENTERED THE GAME. The HTC 8X BADLY NEEDS…

                                    291 votes
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                                      27 comments  ·  Making and Receiving Calls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Speed Dial

                                      Add tap and hold option on contacts to enable speed dial

                                      286 votes
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                                        21 comments  ·  Making and Receiving Calls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Call recording

                                        Please add call recording(from line) functional. It's very important for my job and i think will be useful for all people.

                                        255 votes
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                                          6 comments  ·  Making and Receiving Calls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • copy paste phone number to dialer or select a number and make a call

                                          I want to be able to copy a phone number from a message or document or web site to the dialer

                                          232 votes
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                                            18 comments  ·  Making and Receiving Calls  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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