Priority Callers & MagicFeatures

Make Sure Priority Callers Ring Through

You may not want to be a slave to the phone, but priority callers are a fact of life. There will be times when you're waiting for a phone call – someone you really need to talk to. You may want to answer priority callers without letting any other callers ring through. Taking a break from the phone could be something as simple as not wanting the phone to ring while you sleep. Conversely, it could be something more involved – like avoiding distractions when trying to meet a looming deadline for a submittal.

Priority Callers settingsAs much as you don't want the phone to ring, you won't want to miss some phone calls. Your daughter may call for a ride home, or you may need quick input from a colleague for a proposal. Either way, you want those priority callers to ring through. MagicFeatures can accommodate your needs – just put a check in the box next to “Priority Callers Only” – shown highlighted in the picture to the left. Don't forget to add the phone numbers for any priority callers (family, friends, colleagues, etc.) in the table highlighted at the top of the picture. You enter phone numbers in this table much like those entered in the Call Blocker table. You can enter specific priority phone numbers (5551234567), or you can use an asterisk (*) as a wild card to give priority caller status to a group of numbers). With “Priority Callers Only” checked, your phone won't ring unless the caller is someone you want to hear from.

Some smartphone apps allow you to selectively allow priority callers, but this type of feature is  nowhere to be seen on the feature list of conventional landlines. Here is yet another opportunity to  customize your personal phone system; make it work for you!

Even if you don't check the “Priority Callers Only” check box, MagicFeatures still does its best to let you know someone special is calling. For example, MagicFeatures will sound a unique ringtone if someone on your priority caller list calls. If you are on the phone when a priority caller rings through, MagicFeatures will put a “P” in front of the phone number on your caller ID.

MagicFeatures won't tap you on the shoulder to alert you to priority callers, but it comes close!


Do you have a question or comment about using the priority callers feature offered by MagicFeatures? Drop a note in the comment box below and put it out there for all to see! You may find the answer you're looking for – or perhaps you'll hear from another sympathetic user.


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