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  1. quagmire

    quagmire Active Member
    Thread Starter

    Jan 12, 2010
    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.

    Here is the reply;

    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!!


  2. nick325i

    nick325i Well-Known Member

    Nov 11, 2009
    Its going in the menu options for settings or more.
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  3. quagmire

    quagmire Active Member
    Thread Starter

    Jan 12, 2010
    Thanks, I'll check that out and see what I can come up with. :)
  4. josh2140

    josh2140 New Member

    Apr 13, 2010
    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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  5. Little Darwin

    Little Darwin Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2010
    Systems Analyst
    Wilkes-Barre, PA
    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?
  6. Guy Betten

    Guy Betten New Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Snohomish, Wa, Wintering in AZ
    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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