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.
Thank you for this suggestion and keep these ideas coming.
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I think this is a great idea. And it would be nice if when the phone rang you could say Cortana answer call.
that is what a true assistant really is. I would go on and say block calls with numbers starting from 140 in India as the are all telemarketing calls. If it can also act as an answering machine it will be great. We don't really have a 'person' doing things for us so lets make full use of what technology can do with cortana. Ideally it should be my R2D2
Warren C. commented
I would love to have this functionality. Voicemail just doesn't provide the caller with enough information. All the caller knows is that you're not picking up. It would be extremely useful if I could tell Cortana to relay a message to people who call me, explaining why I can't pick up the phone. Like when I'm in the theater, and I can't pick up the phone, I want Cortana to let callers know that.
How can cortana pick my calls when i'm busy?if this is possible pls explain how.
I would like to add my opinion for changes in settings of "Record calls" (first and second point should be activated in settings): 1. Recording of "phone number" or "contact" always automatically if call from specified number or contact is in progress. In settings it wold be possible to save at least three number or contacts from cell phone. 2. Recording of all calls automatically (received or called) 3. Add icon which allows recording during ongoing call. The icon would be placed on desktop during call.
I saw this in a theatre play. The phone had a bug, got mad, passed calls, and sent insults to everyone... :-D
Robert Blackwell commented
I love this idea over all. If there was anything I would like to add on top, it would be to have Cortana answer all calls instead of them going to voicemail so that way voicemails can be saved on your phone instead of your carriers system. (this might not be good for people that don't have unlimited minutes but those people could opt out) This could give us opportunities to have different greetings to different people or groups of people etc.
Please add the ability for Cortana to answer a call and converse with the caller on what they want.
i.e. I would like to meet with Bob. Cortana could then organize the time and place based on current schedule.
I would be happy if Cortana would emulate her texting scenario for calls. "You have a call from so and so, or from ***-***-XXXX. Would like to answer it or send to voice mail?"
Yes it good idea
mohamad zare commented
plzzz add this factures
very good idea
Wrong place for Cortana suggestions, but I'm just upset that I suggested this a long time ago on the proper page and got 24 votes... :|
I hear by declare voters broken.
User's Choice commented
Keep Old + Existing + New Features:
Cortana should be able to answer and turn on speaker phone. I love that she tells me I have a call, when my hands are busy else where, but I need her to be able to pick up and then turn the speaker phone on, so I can continue with what I am doing!