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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by air1keh, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. air1keh

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    Just replaced my Samsung Galaxy S3 with this phone and I must say I do like it.

    One feature that I do miss, that Samsung had, was the ability to block the annoying telemarketer calls. I can't find the feature anywhere and from what I have been reading there is no consistent way that this feature is applied across the Android ecosystem.

    I would like to verify that there is nothing built in that I am missing. Lacking a built in feature, is there an app that worthwhile, paid or not, that will do the same thing.

    Thanks for any help.
     

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    Hi I just wanted to help you as much as I can. As far as I'm aware stock kitkat doesn't have a built in feature unless Motorola added something extra. I don't own this phone, so maybe they did. However since I don't have that as a built in feature I use cm security it has a feature for blocking calls and sms. Sorry I'm not more help. I hope I helped at least some.
    Anthony.
     
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    I let all calls not in my contact list go unanswered. I then use ... Reverse Lookup ... to check them out. It has a forward future calls to voice mail. I haven't found the need to use it.

    I've used this app for years. It really works.

    ... Thom
     
  4. Bearcats

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    Whoa....HUGE flag for me. I thought the "People" application was Android not HTC (my current phone). In my People application the second option in Edit is Block Contact. If that's not available...that's just HORRIBLE!
     
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    I'm not sure about the Droid Turbo, but with the Droid Maxx I have a contact called Spammer Zz (last name "Zz" so it's at the bottom of my contact list). Any call from a number I don't recognize I will long press in the recent calls list and add that number to Spammer Zz. The Spammer Zz contact - I opened it, press the overflow menu control top right, "All calls to voicemail".

    Does the Turbo still offer that functionality?
     
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    Just looked at it at Verizon shop and saw that exact option (send directly to vm) and hoped that might suffice.
     
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    I use an app called Current Caller ID for this function, and for automatic caller ID lookups of incoming calls. I'm not in love with it, but it works well enough.
     
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    Hi, I recently switched to LG phone that I found out did not have the call blocker feature. Good thing a friend of mine suggested I get the free call blocker app by Callercenter.com and I did. It works for me, helps me filter incoming calls. I get to choose whether to send blocked calls to voicemail or immediately disconnect them. Think you should get it, too.
     
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    Or you can easily call your telephone service provider and inquire about call blocking service.
     
  10. LizMac

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    Verizon does have call blocking through them (online) and you can add/subtract numbers to it. One feature is block all 800#'s. Geez, I must not be popular, I just don't get that many. Even during the busy election cycles!!
     
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    I am on the don't call list and also I have HTC that allows easily to Block Contact. I am thinking the Send to VM option might do the same thing.
     
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    True caller, an app on Google play store can block and manage spam callers in the background. It works quite well actually, and it's free.
     
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    To give my 2
     

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