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How can I make my phone do the following if the number is unknown:

  • Answer the phone
  • Play a message that says "As you are calling from an unknown number, please State your name"
  • Record their reply
  • Put them on hold
  • Allow me to hear their message and either accept the call, send to voicemail or hang up
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Generally app recommendations are considered off-topic here, you might want to edit your question along the lines of "how can I make my phone do..." rather than asking for an app. –  newuser Apr 20 '11 at 14:57
    
Very similar: android.stackexchange.com/questions/8435/… –  Al E. Apr 20 '11 at 15:30
    
So, basically you want an answering machine type call screener app? –  Sparx Apr 20 '11 at 17:59

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Browsing thru the market led me to this app called Mr. Number.

Features:

  • NEW: Status for calls and texts
  • Block calls and texts from one person or the world
  • Automatic reverse lookup for every number that is not in your contacts
  • Manual reverse lookup for mystery calls on your home or work phone
  • Add new contacts to your address book with one click
  • Catch telemarketers, debt collectors, and other spammers before they waste your time
  • Report spam calls and texts to warn other users
  • Control what name other Mr. Number users see when you call them
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Google Voice has options for this. If you have a Voice account and someone calls you using that number you can use the Call Screening option to force them to record a message you can hear before you pick up.

GV Call Screening

Edit: Google Voice is currently only available in the US, so if you live anywhere else this solution obviously won't work for you.

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