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    Can someone give me a quick comparison on the 3 and let me know which one they would pick.

    Thanks
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    Hey Ahalvor,

    I don't know what your problem is but if you have nothing constructive to say, GET OFF MY THREAD!!!
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    fishnetb...why not try downloading the trials yourself...after all you are the only one who knows your needs.
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    Like I said before, GET OFF MY THREAD!!!!
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    OK, boys and girls, play nice!
    I did not see ahalvors first reply since he allready deleted it..

    But his second reply sounds resonable to me, why not try the trial versions? That is the best way to find out yourself.
    If somebody want to do your research for you that would be great, but if not and people tell you to do it yourself there is no harm in that...

    I'll leave this thread open for now, but it you 2 continue arguing I'll close it.. be warned..
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    CallFilter is robust, bug free, and has all of the features of the competition and more. It's a touch more expensive and the CallFilter developer releases updates infrequently because doing so makes it more difficult for his competition to keep up. Each release marks a quantum leap in his development cycle. In my opinion it's worth the money and the wait. CallFilter is a "must have."

    Toysoft is a good company (download Media Manager, if you haven't) and deserves credit for Lightwav. But In order to make Lightwav handle filtering and call blocking, it must be combined with Buzzoff. Buzzoff is weak, buggy and nowhere near the quality of CallFilter. If all you want are the MP3 ringtones, you might want to consider Lightwav. If you want MP3 rigntones and filter, go with CallFilter.

    CallShield is an Ok copy of CallFilter. It's cheaper by a few bucks because it has fewer features, cannot handle international calls correctly, and has a few other bugs that someday may be worked out.

    Basically the way to go is CallFilter. Try to make friends with the developer so that he'll send you beta versions he develops between his QUANTUM leap releases. You'll love his "secret" features not available to the general public yet.

    Hope this is helpful.
    Last edited by rosenft; 05/26/2004 at 08:18 PM.
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    I've tried CallFilter and Callshield for managing my calls. Although I only spent about 2 hours with both of these apps, I can tell you that Callshield has many more options for the "If Then" rulemaking. "If this situation occurs then treat it this way". The interface on Callshield looks better but they are both very functional. As far as the extra options, I know that they both do MP3's as ringers. I'm not sure what other extras there are on these two apps. I think one of them did key guard stuff, but I must say I would be buying one of these apps specifically for what they are intended to do- create rules to handle my calls. On that alone, I believe Callshield is the better product. With more options for handling my calls, it just makes sense. Neither one of them does mp3 alarms so if you want a comprehensive program to do MP3 and wav's as ringers and alarms, Lightwav is the better product.
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    ToolkiT, ahalvor and others, I appreciate when someone says "go get the trial of the apps and try them out for yourself". I agree this is the best way. However, when I get opinions of apps from others, it helps me approach the applications with the right angle. Sometimes there are features that I don't fully figure out. Sometimes there are tricks and tips that others can disclose. And sometimes there are bugs and idiosyncrasies that others have figured out that will help me in testing the apps. So, while I always try new apps out for myself, I GREATLY VALUE the opinions of others as well.
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    Thank you Rosenft,

    I appreciate your comparison. I use my Treo heavily for business and unfortunately do not want to take a chance of missing calls or having problems with the phone using trial versions of buggy software. That is why I started this thread.

    I know that the comparisons were beat to death on the earlier versions of the software on this forum so that the research was already done.

    Unfortunately, It appears that some members of the forum do not understand if they do not have something constructive to say or can't answer the question they should stay off the thread.

    Thanks again for your help
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    Thanks sbpooch and resenft for reviving my thread!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToolkiT
    OK, boys and girls, play nice!
    I did not see ahalvors first reply since he allready deleted it..

    But his second reply sounds resonable to me, why not try the trial versions? That is the best way to find out yourself.
    If somebody want to do your research for you that would be great, but if not and people tell you to do it yourself there is no harm in that...

    I'll leave this thread open for now, but it you 2 continue arguing I'll close it.. be warned..
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    Do any of these apps NOT use PocketTunes for the .mp3 ring tone? This invariably messes up my playlist.
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    There are problems with CallShield's handling of international calls and a few bugs that appear after a while. If your using the phone for business, go with CallFilter. But definitely email the developer for his latest beta because he's got some "secret" stuff in there that is really outstanding. Or else register the last release and be patient.

    Callshield is a cheaper alternative to CallFilter for students and folks a little less serious about their phone use...people who won't go crazy if a call is handled improperly or there are occassional resets.
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    They all use PocketTunes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbpooch
    ToolkiT, ahalvor and others, I appreciate when someone says "go get the trial of the apps and try them out for yourself". I agree this is the best way. However, when I get opinions of apps from others, it helps me approach the applications with the right angle. Sometimes there are features that I don't fully figure out. Sometimes there are tricks and tips that others can disclose. And sometimes there are bugs and idiosyncrasies that others have figured out that will help me in testing the apps. So, while I always try new apps out for myself, I GREATLY VALUE the opinions of others as well.
    I agree, other people's perspective is very usefull indeed, however you cannot demand that..
    Telling a person to try the demo is a usefull reply.

    I dont know what the deleted post said, but I've got the feeling it was in bad taste and was deleted for that reason, and I think fishnetb got a bit sensitive from it..
    I'm neutral in this conflict and since the offending post had allready been deleted the only thing that was left for me to say that the other post was not offending and warn both parties not to act like this anymore...

    I hope that makes sense..
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    p.s. I moved this thread to the right forum too..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToolkiT
    I agree, other people's perspective is very usefull indeed, however you cannot demand that..
    Telling a person to try the demo is a usefull reply.

    I dont know what the deleted post said, but I've got the feeling it was in bad taste and was deleted for that reason, and I think fishnetb got a bit sensitive from it..
    I'm neutral in this conflict and since the offending post had allready been deleted the only thing that was left for me to say that the other post was not offending and warn both parties not to act like this anymore...

    I hope that makes sense..
    Toolkit, it was offending and I reported the post where the moderator removed it and warned Ahalvor that he was breaking Treocentral's rule. He deleted his original post which included the warning and re-posted the current post.

    I will drop it as long as he keeps his derogatory comments to himself. People like that should be thrown off the Forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rosenft
    There are problems with CallShield's handling of international calls and a few bugs that appear after a while. If your using the phone for business, go with CallFilter. But definitely email the developer for his latest beta because he's got some "secret" stuff in there that is really outstanding. Or else register the last release and be patient.

    Callshield is a cheaper alternative to CallFilter for students and folks a little less serious about their phone use...people who won't go crazy if a call is handled improperly or there are occassional resets.
    Rosenft, which email address did you use to contact the developer of Callfilter? I have already emailed him questions on his product but have not received any reply. He does not seem responsive to inquires. Thanks for your help.
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    He has kids and a serious job so he responds periodically. He's worth the wait. His programming skills are outstanding. I looooooove his newest beta. Basically he's THE MAN.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rosenft
    He has kids and a serious job so he responds periodically. He's worth the wait. His programming skills are outstanding. I looooooove his newest beta. Basically he's THE MAN.
    Rosenft,

    Thanks for your reply. Is there a specific email address that you use where you get better responses? Do you have to be a registered user to test the beta? Does he charge for upgrades?

    Thanks again for your help.
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