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Clarification on the new "Anonymous Callers" and "All Contacts" groups.

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Clarification on the new "Anonymous Callers" and "All Contacts" groups. SMS48 8/6/12 2:38 PM
I have reviewed the following online postings and I'm looking for clarification on the new "Anonymous Callers" and "All Contacts" groups.
I'll structure my questions around the following types of callers:
  • Type-A: Callers in my address book with one or more phone numbers. Address book entries without a phone number are irrelevant since incoming calls can never be matched to them.
    • Type-A1: Callers that are assigned to a Google Voice caller group.
    • Type-A2: Callers that are not assigned to a Google Voice caller group. 
  • Type-B: Callers not in my address book calling anonymously.
  • Type-C: Callers not in my address book not calling anonymously.
The above blog posting states: "People in your address book: this allows you to customize the experience of all contacts in your address bookThis also works by exclusion. For example, you can set a special greeting just for people in your address book..." This statement seems to say that all Type-A callers, including both types A1 and A2, would fall into this caller group and would hear the special greeting. I would hope that this group would instead only include A2 callers and not A1 callers.

The blog posting goes on to state: "...or screen anyone not in your address book." However, I don't see any functionality for screening anyone based on whether they are not in my address book. It seems that the "All Contacts" group allows specifying a greeting and screening for Type-A callers, but does not allow specification of anything for Type-C callers.

Google, please provide clarification for these two issues. As for the "Anonymous Callers" group, thank you very much for handling the Type-B callers.