I'm starting to worry that it's not possible to direct an incoming call to voicemail. When I have an incoming call, I'm presented with a red button and a green button. Clicking the red button immediately causes a busy signal to the incoming caller. Green obviously answers.
One question: why in the world would anyone want to send a busy signal to an inbound caller? Wouldn't it make more sense to send them immediately to voicemail?
I'm going to answer the question myself, and state up front that I'm appalled that Skype (a.k.a. Microsoft) has decided to marginalize Mac users.
Transcript from support follows:
Roan Cheryl M. says,
Yes it's pretty ridiculous that they removed this feature that was available in older versions. Have you tried the 5.4 beta version yet? I don't know if that will offer us any relief.
As soon as declined, a call is no more "unanswered" I'm afraid.
I agree that this behavior is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE! If this feature is available on Windows, then this just amounts to laziness or indifference on the Mac side of things (and this is coming from a Mac / Windows cross-platform developer).
02-10-2012 23:21 - edited 02-10-2012 23:29
WTF! I have been using skype for a while on my PC and I'm used to hitting the red button when I am on another call. I install it on OSX and busy signal!!! WTF happened to quality control? I understand not all features would carry from windows to osx, but a basic route to voice mail. WOW that is sad!