Support Blocking Caller-ID info?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Johnny Cakes, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Johnny Cakes

    Johnny Cakes Well-Known Member
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    I am leaving my Nokia phone and have been researching what new phone to go to. I have rejected the iPhone and settled on the Hero based on multi-tasking and the ability to change the battery.

    Here's my question about the Hero, which could be a deal breaker.

    My Nokia has a setting whereby my telephone number is not shown on the called party's caller-id. In other words, when I call someone, their caller-id says "unavailable" "blocked" or something like that and does not display my telephone number.

    Does the Hero have the ability to block its caller-id?
     

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  2. romeosidvicious

    romeosidvicious Well-Known Member
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    Yes but not stock. There are apps for this sort of thing in the app market. One of them, with a third party account, even lets you change what number you call from without blocking.
     
  3. deviouskoopa

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    I'm not sure...

    Can I ask why you think this is a deal breaker? I (and most people I know) don't answer "unavailable" numbers to begin with, but that's just my own 2 cents. You're not a telemarketer are you? haha
     
  4. Mrniceguy

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    Dial *67 before the number and it will block the call
    you could store this in the contacts number to set on a per caller basis and im sure some app does this
     
  5. Johnny Cakes

    Johnny Cakes Well-Known Member
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    SpoofCall has an Android app! I am so there!!!

    Why? I want clients to call the main office number, not directly to my cell. You are correct that people don't answer "unavailable" numbers, but businesses do.
     
  6. deviouskoopa

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    Oh ok, I was wondering and you answered my question perfectly, thanks.
     
  7. Mrniceguy

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    Hmmm tell me more about spoofcall can i spoof another number like 0123456789
     
  8. Johnny Cakes

    Johnny Cakes Well-Known Member
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    Yes, your caller-id is transmitted as whatever number you want. And the correct name for that number is automatically displayed as well.

    www.spoofcard.com
     
  9. rswheaton

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    You can also call Sprint and have them block your caller ID from showing. There is no charge and your number will not display on anyone's caller ID.
     
  10. cooolone2

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    A number prefix setting would be cool, I've had that on other phones but not a big deal. The spoofer apps are cool too, lol... *67 works easiest... :)
     
  11. popwill

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    You could try Spoty.
    Spoty - Android

    It's location based, but you could always set like 2-3 locations and put a bigger radius - you have to set up locations where you want specific things to happen, like block calls from private numbers, whitelist blacklist, all etc, or change ringer profiles or remind yourself to buy something with an alert and send sms. It's a cool app. Its 1.99 but it's pretty solid and really nice looking.
     
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