Latest Windows 10 Mobile build shows how many rings your caller waited before hanging up

Latest Windows 10 Mobile build shows how many rings your caller waited before hanging up
Windows 10 Mobile build 10572 keeps track of an unusual piece of data. It will tell you how many times a caller let the phone ring before finally letting the call go. Considering that most unanswered calls end up in voice mail, there is some thought that this is being done so that Windows Phone users can be on the guard against scams that have you dial a premium phone number.

With this scam, someone calls and hangs up quickly before the call goes to voice mail. When you see the unanswered call notification, you dial the number, unaware that you've called a service that charges a ton of money for the call. By knowing if a caller waited only one ring before hanging up, it might alert you to the scam. This might prevent you from returning the call, and paying a huge sum of money for a premium service you didn't want to use.

Those seeing this feature on build 10572 had to revert back to Windows Phone 8.1 before receiving this version of the OS. That's because of an issue that prevents those testing Windows 10 Mobile, from updating to the latest build. Build 10575 is expected next, and will reportedly fix this problem.

Feature on build 10572 of Windows 10 Mobile will tell you how many rings a caller waited before hanging up

Feature on build 10572 of Windows 10 Mobile will tell you how many rings a caller waited before hanging up


source: WMPoweruser

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25 Comments

1. trustory

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Kinda cool I guess

21. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

LOL, this is useless They have bigger issues with the dialer and they are adding the number of rings?! 1. Just have a person with two phone numbers stored in their contact (mobile 1 and mobile 2) - ask him to call you, don't answer. Are you able to figure it out from what number they've called you? (ask him to call you alternatively from both numbers, etc...) 2. you are outside US, have someone from US calling you, miss the call. The dealer displays the number without the international prefix (really!!!). Good luck trying to call him back - you cannot even edit the number before dialing. ...yeah, the number of rings you missed is really mandatory...

22. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

1) Noticed this as well, it will say mobile, but not say which one, if you call back via the quick call it will show then...no big if you hangup right away. 2) Phone-Settings-international dial assist, this usually resolves all calling errors when abroad. On #2 actually, I get this issue every morning. Why cant I call out, I tried calling mom but I get call not allowed. Low and behold on their Android or iPhone contact is saved simply as areacode+number, then I have to explain to dial +1 before calling and its all good. Anyone that travels internationally regularly, should have all contacts saved as their actual international dialing number, period.

25. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

thanks for the tip, unfortunately is was a customer calling me, the number was not in my agenda.

3. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

That's actually awesome. Perfect tool for mind games during the initial dating period. lol Samsung and Google should steal this.

4. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

That'd be great.

12. jojon

Posts: 421; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

nah! ..MS will give it to them, they have given everything else away

13. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

My xiaomi redmi note already has this feature. Quite useful if it only ring once or twice I can judge that it's a misdial.

5. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 399; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft. Chant with me, we are Microsoft here me roar.

6. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 399; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

Hear me roar

11. ananthu07 unregistered

Louder, louder than a lion, I am a champion......... ;)

7. hafini_27

Posts: 942; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Nifty.

8. Awaragardiyan unregistered

MIUI has it already.

20. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I second that.

24. srk_s_rao unregistered

4 years back, I used it on my Motorola Defy.

9. Awaragardiyan unregistered

MIUI has it already, since miui 6. look at 3rd entry (missed call) in the screenshot http://www.tiikoni.com/tis/view/?id=e8b8cea

14. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

My Redmi Note come with MIUI 5 and its one of the feature. So its either a MIUI 5 or MIUI 4 feature.

15. Awaragardiyan unregistered

My redmi 1s came with miui 5 too. But never noticed it. And download the miui7. It's amazing

10. Awaragardiyan unregistered

MIUI has it already, since miui 6. look at 3rd entry (missed call) in the screenshot http://www.tiikoni.com/tis/view/?id=e8b8cea

16. strangeprotocol

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Letv Le max also had it from the beginning. Yeah Chinese companies are way ahead in adding features.

18. Ashoaib

Posts: 3243; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

true, chinese companies are way ahead in android features... my phone has many features which are not present in well known brands

17. Youraveragejoe

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

it's been there for years on miui

19. b0wzer

Posts: 103; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Sorry Microsoft. All the gimmicky features in the world won't make up for your lack of apps.

23. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I have the ones I need, anything else is icing on the cake for me. However, look to the devs not MS. Do you honestly think Google does all the coding for their 1.5million apps in their store, of which only 50 or so are actually unique other than games? And exist only because the dev have craptacular websites...

26. b0wzer

Posts: 103; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I don't. You may have the apps you need for now, but what about in the future? How many times have you seen a new app and it say iOS or android? What about when a new game is released that you want to play with your friends but can't? Now add to that the poor quality of some Windows apps compared to iOS and android. This was my pain for 3 years. It is of little consequence who is to blame. It doesn't change the fact that Windows phones suck for apps.

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