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  1. ringleader0522

    ringleader0522 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I know there is a way to send contacts straight to voicemail but is there an app that can block calls or can someone please make one. I got a psycho calling me lol....
     

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  2. ravens0ng

    ravens0ng Well-Known Member

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    No way at this time to block calls. I had some idiot trying to fax me something every 5 minutes for about 3 days. T-mo said the only thing to do was "send to Voicemail" and they gave me 50 rollover minutes for my trouble.
    Making a call blocking app would seem like a no-brainer, but it might not be that easy to do since hitting the red button does send calls to voice-mail rather than just disconnecting them. This might be something that could only happen thru something like PF voice-mail, where we could tag something that would play a recording saying that you are not accepting calls from that person and would disconnect them instead of going to VM.

    Maybe we should petition PF to add this feature.
     
  3. sabotor78

    sabotor78 New Member

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    You can try also a Call Filter - it's paid, but there is also a free version with some limitations.
     
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  4. milk lizard

    milk lizard Member

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    On Droid with Froyo, I've had more luck with Call Filter. GBlocker didn't block anything. Call Filter has successfully blocked "unknown" calls and is free.

    Verizon will charge you $4.99/mo for this "service" :p
     
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  5. jimrin

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    Thanks for the tip. I've tried it and I like the features.

     
  6. pgandapalli

    pgandapalli New Member

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    HI barqw,
    I am new to Android, am doing R&D on "HOW TO BLOCK INCOMING CALL FOR SOME SPECIFIED NUMBERS" but unable to find it.could you please tell me technique,how to block the incoming call for some specified numbers.

    Thanks&Regards,
    Poorna Chandra.


     
  7. spatuluk

    spatuluk Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure if it's possible to block calls properly - ie: stop them ever showing up on your phone. Apparently the iphone can do it, but not Android (currently).

    I've been doing some hunting for insurance lately, and foolishly entered my real phone number. I've been getting sales calls all day while I'm at work, so I've been hunting for ways to block calls. I don't want them filling up my voicemail either, so directing to voicemail isn't an ideal alternative.

    The best I've found so far is 'Blacklist Free'. It has the option to automatically answer and hangup calls, meaning they can't leave voicemail. I'm not sure if it works yet, though, as the sales calls have stopped. I guess I should be pleased about that.. :p
     
  8. jbaruch76

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    yeah, blacklist has been working well for me.
     
  9. StephiH

    StephiH New Member

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    I use Smart Call Blocker on my HTC EVO and it works really well.
     
  10. daniturn3

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    easy filter work ace and can do auto message and block txts 2
     
  11. Hal12

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    You can add any number that calls you to the "auto reject" list. After you receive a call you don't want, just view it in the call log. Then click the "menu" button, and a choice will pop-up to "ADD TO REJECT LIST".

    Any calls from that number in the future will be automatically rejected (at least on firmware 2.2).
     
  13. cybershark

    cybershark New Member

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    I'm not sure if I'm just a moron (very possible), or maybe my phone (Samsung Epic) does not have this option, but I have failed to find the "reject list" or "send to voicemail" options Android users keep suggesting on teh int0webz. I've looked in Call Settings, I've tried bringing up the menu when viewing the number I want to block in my call log - I've even tried adding the number as a contact to see if that was the only possible way to block it.

    If anyone would like to point out my profound stupidity and tell me what I'm missing, that would be great, kthnxbai.
     
  14. Mila

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    Same here, no option to "reject" or "send to voice mail" (LG Optimum). Very frustrating...
     
  15. MyNamesTooLong

    MyNamesTooLong Well-Known Member

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    type call blocker into the market search...theres a ton of them. I use call filter. it blocks unknown/private numbers and people not in your contact list. You can also add numbers to be blocked from the call log
     
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    How to configure call filtering on the Samsung Epic 4G
     
  18. cybermobster

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    I have tried almost all apps, there is one bad feature in all application is when the caller try to call us, he would be able to hear a single ring on his mobile though his number is in blacklist. I guess there is no app to block the call completely.
     
  19. Stuntman

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    You could forward your phone to voice mail. That should be a feature you can turn on by dialling a star-code on your phone. It varies from provider to provider.

    If you are blocking a specific number, I know that my HTC Desire Z has that feature built-in. You add the number to your contacts and then configure the contact to block calls from it. Not sure if it causes a ring. Generally, if it forwards into voice mail, the ring back may be played by the phone system.
     
  20. evoti

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    There is free app on market.. It blocks calls and text.
    It is called Phone Blocker. It works fine on 2.3 android.
    I have samsung galaxy S2 and there is no ringing at all like in other even pay apps
     
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    For those of you who have already given out your real phone number and you're being bothered by marketers and/or psycho stalkers, it's too late unless you find a nice app that handles call-blocking. I know nothing about those apps, but that's not why I'm posting...I just wanted to pass along a little tip that works wonders for me.

    Get yourself a Google Voice account, pick your own number (you can get really creative), and then setup call-forwarding to your cell phone (or any other phone for that matter). When anyone asks for your number (marketers or otherwise) you give them your Google Voice number. Google Voice provides unlimited FREE call blocking. I never give out my real phone number anymore, only the GV #.
     
  23. Remeniz

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    For SGS2 owners....

    If you know the number that's pestering you all the time then add it to your contacts and save.

    View the contact and press the 'Menu' button then 'More' and select 'Add to black list'.

    Any contact that you add to the blacklist will not get through with a call. You will still receive texts.
     
  24. takeshi

    takeshi Well-Known Member

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    +1 for Google Voice. It has several options for handling unwanted callers which is one of the major reasons I started using it long ago.

    Keep in mind that calls blocked at the app level still count against you for billing purposes. An app can't block a call until your device receives it whether it rings or not.

    Since GV uses forwarding and GV does the blocking, blocked calls via GV do not count against you in that manner.
     
  25. Remeniz

    Remeniz Well-Known Member

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    Ga!!! We don't have GV here in the UK yet.
     

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