Cortana should answer calls
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.
It could also work with quiet hours, Cortana could pick up call and say that you don't want to be disturbed and ask if caller really needs to reach you and if caller says "yes" phone could start ringing.
Lee Ka Chun commented
This is what "Quiet Hours" supposed to be
This idea is great. We need more Cortana interaction, and control.
This would be perfect. This type of functionality would lead to other features such as auto retrieving voicemails from a specific caller. example "Cortana, what did James want?" Cortana using Visual VM integration plays back James VM message. If two calls were missed and James left two messages, Cortana would say, " There are two messages from James, would you like to hear all messages or just the last message", if you respond "All", both messages would be played. This all done without you having to call voicemail, etc.
The best Cortana feedback i've heard, i would love if cortana, when of course it came to my country Greece, could answer my calls and let people know if im busy, when to contact me, have different responses for different audiences! Wow, here it is Microsoft, billion-dollar-idea here!!!
I love this Cortana and yes that would be great if she can answer calls. I was wondering if someday I can say I want to hear Pandora rock and she turns it on. is this possible someday?
Abraham Heidebrecht commented
That is fantastic! I wonder if you'd get more traction on the Cortana uservoice site? http://cortana.uservoice.com/
I'd vote for it in both places!
Samuel de Oliveira commented
I like this idea! It would be very usefull!
I should say.....a billion-dollar idea! :D
Seriously do this feature and see the already-super-cool Windows Phones top the markets! :D
If I could cast all my votes...at once...I would do it for this post/feature request! :D
It's a great idea Bartek Kuzdzal you are brilliant.
Mahan abbuspour commented
it's a brilliant idea...like having a secretary!it's super useful and no other os offers it
Cameron VanNatta commented
This would be cool just because I'm not sure any other OS offers this feature.
I like the idea...Cortana would be even more awesome than it is now
Curtis Parfitt-Ford commented
YES. I WANT THIS. YES.
This would bring cortana to a whole new level...
Best Cortana related idea I've heard yet
This is an awesome idea. It would definitely be a feature other mobile OSes don't have.
Keith Schuchart commented
This could be much better than voicemail. I have Verizon and their voicemail is so bad that I use Google Voice for it.
Imagine a personal response for different people or groups, all professional contacts get one message and personal contacts get another. Family gets another. Messages saved in Onedrive and available on the phone, laptop, etc. It could also allow you to email a message to someone, or just permanently save a voicemail from that special someone. Include a transcription option and it would be great.
This could be great.