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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by steve, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. steve

    steve Developer
    Administrator Thread Starter

    Google does a great job detecting spam callers. I wish there was a setting I overlooked that allowed to auto block spam calls.

    I have been getting a bunch lately and they are always new numbers but Google does detect them.

  2. shalemail

    shalemail Android Expert

    Same boat. Been getting a lot lately - mostly from a company that wants to "warn" me that my auto warranty is expiring. Which it's not. As you have said, Google consistently marks them as spam and I ignore them, but it would be nice to not have to see them if Google recognizes them as spam just block that ... stuff. If you find a setting I'd love to know about it.
  3. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    A lot of call blocker apps do.

    I'd let any calls you don't recognize ring out. The spammer method is to call phones, using (spoofing) a local number and if you answer they know they have a "live" number and sell it.
  4. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    Does anyone here know how to do a bloc type entry for a whitelist? You can ban whole area codes as an example. I don't know the protocol to do that. There are no damn instructions I can find anywhere.

    I can enter numbers singly I want whitelisted, but there are some local calls I do want to go to voicemail once I hook it up again. I don't want to answer them unless vetted.

    Using the free Call Blocker. Vlad Lee. Has the least permissions.

  5. Cybotive

    Cybotive Newbie

    This is really something that should be supported, as Google Voice has this exact option in the dashboard.
  6. Cybotive

    Cybotive Newbie

    It's pretty extreme, and costs $20, but you can port your number into Google Voice and forward it to the new number you get. =)


Phone Forum


Improve your calling experience and call control by updating the Phone app for your Android 7.0 (Nougat) or newer device. You’ll get Call Screen, Google Duo video calling, spam protection, and caller ID. CALL SCREEN
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