PhoneTray blocks incoming calls by answering the call and playing a message to the caller. We call it 'zapping'. PhoneTray blocks unwanted calls after the first ring. PhoneTray comes with several useful zap messages. In addition you can record your own messages or use any audio files from the Internet. Some of the zap messages included with PhoneTray contain phone company recordings for disconnected numbers (Disconnected.wav), circuits busy (CircuitsBusy.wav) and so on. After hearing such messages most robocallers will stop calling your number after a few calls. You can also play messages containing busy signal (Busy.wav or FastBusy.wav) or long rings (Rings.wav) to thwart telemarketers or other unwanted callers.
PhoneTray doesn't block calls from your contacts or numbers on your white list.
PhoneTray allows you to select a zap message using the message selection box:
Click the button to open the folder with the zap messages that are included with PhoneTray. You can also double-click on the message selection box to select an audio file. Click the Clear button to clear selection. Click the Play button to play the selected audio file.
List of zap messages that are included with PhoneTray
PhoneTray includes a number of zap messages that you can use when blocking unwanted callers:
|Blocked.wav||'The caller you are calling does not accept blocked calls...|
|BlockedUK.wav||'The person you are calling is not accepting anonymous calls...'|
|CircuitsBusy.wav||'Number disconnected' tone followed by the message: 'We are sorry. All circuits are busy now. Please try you call again later.'|
|DidNotGoThrough.wav||'Number disconnected' tone followed by the message: 'We are sorry. Your call did not go through. Please try your call again.'|
|Disconnected.wav||'Number disconnected' tone followed by the message: 'We are sorry. You have reached a number that has been disconnected or is no longer in service...|
|DTMF.wav||DTMF tone useful to mess up with computer dialers.|
|FastBusy.wav||Fast busy signal|
|NoCalls.wav||'We are sorry. The number you have reached is not accepting calls at this time. Thank you and goodbye.'|
|NoDial.wav||'Number disconnected' tone followed by the message: 'We are sorry. Your call can not be completed as dialed.'|
|NotAcceptingCalls.wav||Special tone followed by the message: 'The person you are trying to reach is not accepting calls at this time. Please try your call later.'|
|NoTelemarketing.wav||'Number disconnected' tone followed by the message: 'We do not accept telemarketing calls. Please remove us from your calling list as required by federal law.'|
|OutOfOrderUK.wav||'Number disconnected' tone followed by the message: 'This number is temporarily out of order. We are sorry for any inconvenience'.|
|Ring.wav||Long rings as when there is no answer on the line|
You can select any custom audio file to zap unwanted calls. If you are going to use your custom audio files often, you can copy your files to Program Files (or Program Files (x86)) -> PhoneTray -> Zap Messages folder for faster selection.