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Old September 11th, 2012, 10:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Android Contacts reject list question

I am moving from Palm to Android and have 296 numbers in my Palm Ignore list. I already have the Ignore group imported to the Samsung Galaxy Note.

Is there any way to add all the numbers in the Ignore group to the reject list aside from doing it one number at a time?

I have already been able to manipulate many things en mass by exporting from MPE to CSV ( comma separated values speadsheet ) and then manipulating things like first name, last name, moving fields and such; but, the reject field doesn't show up in the spreadsheet so I'm looking for another way to shorten the work.

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I just discovered the Android rejection list has a limit of 100 entries.

The original question is now moot as I already have 296 in my ignore list on the Palm Treo 680.

I never took for granted the capabilities of my Palm Treo 680; but, it is amazing that after this many years it is still far superior to anything available in Android for call management and call recording.
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Old September 23rd, 2012, 11:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Call Block Problem Solved

Just for the benefit of any who have the same problem as I have finding a call blocking or call management program:

I found a program named Call Master with all the features I need:
  • It uses the Groups already defined in Contacts. For instance, I have a group named Ignore already in my phone's Contacts (telemarketers and such). I can configure Call Master to block every number in my Ignore group 24/7.
  • Separate blocking time spans can be scheduled for different groups.
  • It doesn't require or use a Google account; it runs entirely within the phone.
  • I can configure the Friends and Family group to be never blocked
  • I can configure the Customers group to be blocked 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM.
There is probably a lot more to this app; but, these are the features important to me.

NOTE: This app requires Root
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Old September 24th, 2012, 01:01 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You can take a look at an app on the Play Store called Blacklist. The free version should suffice.

This is slightly different than what you are looking for. The easiest way to use this is to use it in white list mode so that only calls in contacts can ring your phone and all others (including unknown) are blocked and go to voicemail (so you would have to rid your contacts of your block list.)

Blacklist also has a black list function that can block specific numbers, partial numbers (i.e. 650-555-xxxx) or whole area codes even.

Once again, both options above are available in the free version and do not require root.
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Thanks for the suggestion; but, I run a small business and this phone number is listed in the local directory so a white list would not work. Also, I have to be able to block all calls not in contacts from 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM to eliminate the people calling for free help who have no concept of the time of day, and the drunks at 2:00 AM. That requires an app with scheduling. Friends and Family need 24/7 access, of course.

So, I need quite a sophisticated app and it looks like Call Master fits the bill, I hope.
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