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Old March 12th, 2010, 10:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all. I have a caller that I can't seem to get rid of. I originally just put them into my contacts list and sent all their calls straight to voicemail. That was getting annoying as they called at least 3 times a day to preach their "message" at me.

Searching through the forum I found Afirewall and it looked like it would do the trick of blocking both calls and voicmails. I ponied up the $2.99 and got the full version. Unfortunately the voicemails are still getting through. I thought about changing my number, but a quick google search revealed that a lot of others are having the same problem with the same number calling them so it would be a crap shoot that I might still get the calls.

I contacted the maker of Afirewall, here is the correspondence;

Hello, I just purchased your program afirewall for use on my Sprint HTC Hero Android phone. I have added the numbers I am trying to block to the black list and I am still getting voicemails. That kind of defeats the purpose of blocking the calls. I could do the same thing on the phone by setting the number into my contacts list to just not ring and go straight to voicemail.

I know on the free version it does not block voicemails, but the paid version that I have should. Is this incorrect?

Any assistance would be appreciated regarding this issue.

Thank you.

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Thanks for your feedback very much.
aFirewall try to avoid forwarding blocked calls into voicemail with following two ways.
1. You need to setup "Forward when busy" to blank number. If a unwanted call is incoming, aFirewall will reject it, thus the phone is busy, now your phone operator will forward this call to the blank number which you set. Because this number is blank, thus there is no voicemail for it. But this function is based on your phone operator, it maybe a paid service. You can setup it in your phone settings, otherwise, you need to consult your phone operator to get to know how to setup it. This way has a disadvantage, it will not your wanted calls into voicemail when your phone is busy.

2. "Accept and hangup". this option will accept your unwanted calls at first, hold sometime, then hangup it. This way maybe cost your minutes based on your plan because it will accept your unwanted calls. You need to clarify it.

I hope this message had clarified this feature. Thank you very much.

Could anyone assist me in going about his suggestions? I'm not fully sure how to either of them.


Other than this one stinking number calling me, I am LOVING my Hero!!

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Thanks, I'll check that out and see what I can come up with.
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I just set up call forwarding yesterday and it has worked so far.

Dial *72 followed by what ever fake number you want voice mails forwarded to. You will hear two beeps indicating it worked. Then go to options in the program and select the forward option to voice mail.

Here is a website with instructions for call forwarding: How to Call-Forward With a Sprint Phone | eHow.com
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What does the caller hear if this is set up? Nothing? A busy signal?

And does this mean you have basically disabled voice mail for everyone?
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Default You can forward the blocked calls to voicemail or a non-existing number

Does this mean you can forward a certain caller to a number of your choice,,
such as this (954) 587-6813? The hanging up option does not seem to be much of a deterrant,,,

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