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OT -Phone Call Log Notes (by dino [CA]) Jan 25, 2022 11:44 PM
       OT -Phone Call Log Notes (by JB [OR]) Jan 26, 2022 1:57 AM
       OT -Phone Call Log Notes (by dino [CA]) Jan 26, 2022 2:51 AM
       OT -Phone Call Log Notes (by Greg [MO]) Jan 26, 2022 6:06 AM
       OT -Phone Call Log Notes (by Dodge [PA]) Jan 26, 2022 6:52 AM
       OT -Phone Call Log Notes (by CJ [MO]) Jan 26, 2022 9:54 AM
       OT -Phone Call Log Notes (by plenty [MO]) Jan 26, 2022 12:04 PM
       OT -Phone Call Log Notes (by Busy [WI]) Jan 26, 2022 12:44 PM
       OT -Phone Call Log Notes (by dino [CA]) Jan 26, 2022 1:47 PM

OT -Phone Call Log Notes (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Jan 25, 2022 11:44 PM

I know it's kind of an obscure question but this is a feature that I would really like to have.

Does anyone have a smart phone that allows you to make a small note in your phone's call log for each call. Just one sentence would be enough to remind me what some unknown phone number was about in my call log when I can't remember what is was about a few days later.

When I don't delete it from the log, it's because I want to remember to do something regarding that call and being able to add that note right then would be great.

I would prefer that it's part of the phone log that came with the phone rather than a separate app that I need to integrate with the existing phone software.


OT -Phone Call Log Notes (by JB [OR]) Posted on: Jan 26, 2022 1:57 AM

You can add a name to the phone number of the call. That is where you can add anything (instead of just a name). Just click on the phone number and it should give you options to add their "name" for your phonebook. --73.25.xx.xxx

OT -Phone Call Log Notes (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Jan 26, 2022 2:51 AM


The calls I'm talking about are ones that usually are not in my phone book. They aren't in the phone book because I might never need to call them or receive a call from them again. If I added every call I ever make, my phone book would be in the thousands.

Even if the number is in my phone book doesn't mean I'll remember what the call was about and if I add that info to the notes section of that phone number entry, I would run out of the amount of characters allowed for the notes section very soon.

I need something other than the phone book for the purpose I have in mind. The phone call log already has the number, date, time, and duration. All I need is a sentence or two to add to the log.


OT -Phone Call Log Notes (by Greg [MO]) Posted on: Jan 26, 2022 6:06 AM


I have an iPhone 6se with 128gb memory and 92gb of unused memory.

What I have done for years now is when I get a call I add it to my phone. Goes like this.

Get call from 555-555-5555, can be either possibly good tenant or you know it is bad.

I record them like this, I ask for their first and last name, ask them to spell it and EVERY entry is recorded like this on the first name slot in my phone.

Temp C+ has DOG, HUD John Doe & 3 kids

Notice I use 'Temp' as first item to separate these contacts from my real contacts. I make pertinent notes in first name line. I give them a rating and few important notes. On last name line I put date. I have never had to delete any because of memory space.

1/26/2022 10/12/2020 1/4/2018

You would be surprised how many calls I've had over the years from the same people but they change their phone number. This is where the date comes in handy. They are very surprised when I ask them questions of how their information has changed over time and they think I have a photographic memory, LOL. Then I go down to the notes section on every contact to make additional notes about this potential tenant and put the date relevant to when I got the new data. Some I block after making notes, most I don't block because I now have a heads up when they call their information I recorded in the first name position scrolls across my phone screen when they call. I then choose to answer or let go to voice mail.

Also if this person does become an actual tenant I change the first name line to this:

Ten 123 Main St. John & Jane Doe, HUD, DOG

This gives me a heads up I'm getting a call from a tenant and couple of hints about them in case I don't recall at that time and the date tells me how long they've been with me as a tenant. All works pretty well as we have quite a few tenants and my memory ain't what it use to be.

Last time I checked I have over 6,000 contacts in my phone and as you can see with PLENTY of memory to spare and that is with 2,000 photos and 100 videos too boot.

This takes a minute or 2 per contact but I have found it to be very useful in the long run.

I also would like to hear what other methods folks do and use. One I would love to have is ability to record phone calls on the phone without having to put call on speaker and use a digital voice recorder. That method works but is a bit cumbersome and has drawbacks. Missouri is a state that as long as one party in the conversation knows it is being recorded is completely legal and admissible in court. I have used this in past and has been very useful.

Good luck --192.129.xxx.xx

OT -Phone Call Log Notes (by Dodge [PA]) Posted on: Jan 26, 2022 6:52 AM

Try searching on CRM call logging.

I haven't implemented anything, but it would be nice to have an easy way of reminding me of previous conversations. --174.198.xxx.xxx

OT -Phone Call Log Notes (by CJ [MO]) Posted on: Jan 26, 2022 9:54 AM

I think google voice has record time and phone number of all calls. Text messages all stored under the phone number.


OT -Phone Call Log Notes (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jan 26, 2022 12:04 PM

Sounds like an excellent idea. I have added to their name so it pops up as Donot Answer. Or Debbie with 3kids who I don't want to rent to. But yes there are a few areas in the contact where there are more options and notes. But I want to know when the call comes in, if I should answer. --172.58.xxx.xx

OT -Phone Call Log Notes (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Jan 26, 2022 12:44 PM

Greg (MO) that is very helpful. I record a log book, but the phone could tie the caller (texter, in my case) in with the different dates. I might have to just add the different houses that they were texting about. ( 1/26/ 22 #3, 10/12/20 #5,)


OT -Phone Call Log Notes (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Jan 26, 2022 1:47 PM

So I'm guessing that nobody has a built in call log that allows a small note in the actual log.

That means my choice would be that I can simulate one by using the phone book in the way that Greg does or possibly download an additional app.

I like Greg's idea of using "temp" at the start so when I have dealt with the issue, I can just go to the "temp" entries and remove that one entry from the phone book. It would be like creating a to-do list using my phone book which could then be erased as each item is completed. I might try adapting that system although I have a different system for dealing with the tenant calls which I prefer. My interest with this post is just for non-tenant issues which might have nothing to do with real estate at all.


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