Ever get those occasions where your phone rings at the most inappropriate time? Do you get annoyed when you miss calls because you're too busy to answer them? Do you wish those pesky salesmen would stop bugging you with calls? If you've answered yes to any of these questions then you need Advanced Call Manager.
This lightweight, yet powerful BlackBerry app takes care of incoming calls for you, ensuring you get hassled less when you're busy but still don't miss important messages. There is a vast array of different filters you can set in Advanced Call Manager. You can choose to: accept all calls, reject all calls, accept phonebook calls only, reject calls from a blacklist (specified by you), or accept calls from a whitelist (also entered by you). There's even an option to reject all calls but apply a specific action, such as sending an SMS to your boss to say that you're on top of that report).
Once you've set the action type in Advanced Call Manager you then specify how you want to respond to blocked calls. You can send the busy tone/drop the call, reply by SMS, mute the ringer or pick up and hang up.
The program is very simple to configure, and once you've told it how you want to respond to calls, Advanced Call Manager can auto-start every time you switch on your device.
Unfortunately, the options to divert calls or send a personalized greeting aren't available in the BlackBerry version of Advanced Call Manager. What's more, it doesn't include support for handling incoming text messages. If you want this functionality, you'd need to install a separate app, such as Advanced Forwarder.
If you're looking for a no-nonsense way to handle incoming calls while you can't get to the phone, Advanced Call Manager could be just what you need.