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Keep iPhone silent except for selected callers
Authored by: hamarkus on Mar 05, '13 01:57:32PM

Phone calls are special in that they need to be answered the moment the caller calls to work as phone calls. All other communication can happen asynchronously. If a text does not make any sound and you see it only a while later, you can normally still answer it without any big issues. Sure, sometimes one needs to react quickly if, eg, your web server sends you an error message but whether the sound of a text or e-mail would wake me up in the night, I'd rather doubt it.



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Keep iPhone silent except for selected callers
Authored by: Supp0rtLinux on Mar 07, '13 01:14:21PM

I guess it depends on the user. I'm an IT guy and a father. My systems generally alert me to issues via txt or email. My boss understands I have a family and will generally txt or email me after hours so as to not wake up my wife with a ringing phone. And I can think of at least one occasion where my daughter needed to reach me at 1am but couldn't make a phone call… txting was her only option. In the early days of smartphones, phone calls were the important thing. But in today's world, people use phone calls, txts, emails, FB, etc almost interchangeably. This is also true of international callers who may want to txt or email to save on long distance charges.



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