Looking for an "intelligent" caller ID?

This is what I ultimately want to have: Incoming call - caller identification (number only) - compare this with a list of numbers I (manually) had entered. If the calling number matches one on the list, then change the ring tone, or give me a logic output I can do something (audible) with.

The idea is, that I do not have to run to the phone, find my glasses, look at the caller ID display, compare it with my list, only to find out that it is that resort company yet again.....(for example).

PC based solutions have the disadvantage that the PC must be powered up.

Does that exist, or what can you suggest?

I have sufficient electronics knowledge to build one, but why re-invent the wheel if the concept already exists - actually, I'm too lazy.... ;-)


Most undesired numbers don't display a name. So what does your device say then, Amy...?

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Can you try if you have anything meeting your requirement here:


  • Amy W
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    I've never heard of this.

    We have a caller ID setup that says the caller's name out loud. This way we don't have to go over to it to look at the name.

  • 1 decade ago

    VTech actually already makes them. They use your normal land line. They're cordless - they have a slew of of them. There are about 20 ringtones to chose from ranging from holiday tunes to old macdonald..

  • 1 decade ago

    year month date--birthday

    ID number or social security number

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