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  1. DanCalling

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    I have a decent Samsung Tracfone running 6.0.1. I've tried several call blockers, none seem to work very well. I am especially interested in blocking "update" messages from 24719. Had one that seemed to work, but I accidentally deleted it & I can't remember which one of the THOUSANDS on Play it was. What's the BEST call blocker, especially from text numbers like 24719? Thanks!

     

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    I hate them all. They're intrusive, have too many ads and are too expensive. I'm not trying to be negative, I'm just frustrated over the state of fraudulent calls.
     
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    Youmail. It has nothing to do with mail, just call blocking and sms message blocking. You can even set it to block all unknown callers.
     
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    Agreed. It's hard to not be negative in this benighted world if you're paying the slightest bit of attention.
     
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    Thanks Dannydet, I'll check it out.
     
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    i second youmail. it does seem to work the best. instead of being hounded on a daily basis. now it's like one in every 4 or 5 days does one call slips by.
     
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    Been using Youmail since April and have had zero spam/robo/telemarketing/spoof calls. All have been blocked.
     
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    Oh well, ISY now won't block texts from 24719 anymore, either. So, I've just attempted to set up a Youmail account. Wow. I'm reluctant to give out an email address, so I set one up on the anonymous Protonmail. So far so good. Put in a fake name. Then the setup began displaying & dialing 3 or 4 completely random numbers for a reasons I do not get. WTF??? I just want something which will ALWAYS COMPLETELY BLOCK any number I tell it to. WHY does this App need "an account", and what is the point of those random numbers? I have deleted Youmail since I have no idea what it's doing with all this. I don't need to have blocked calls "forwarded", just BLOCKED and sent to oblivion. What am I missing here? Open to retrying Youmail given the recommendations, but what is all this about? TIA
     
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    Those random numbers are to forward your calls to Youmail instead of your carrier's voicemail. I have T-Mobile and Youmail has to dial those numbers to set it up otherwise your voicemails go to your carrier.

    Youmail is a voicemail app as well as a call blocker. It has customized greetings.

    For spam or robocalls it plays the greeting that says "This number has been disconnected". Can any other call blocker do that for you??

    As far as that ISY blocker, I've never heard of it and it looks kind of fishy to me.
     
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