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Blocking - Blocked Callers

Is it possible to BLOCK, 'Blocked' numbers? If so how does one go about this business?

 

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Yeah, google iBlacklist...

 

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Oct 26, 2009 10:45:57 AM
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Can iBlacklist be used without jailbreaking?

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No, there is no way to install it without jailbreaking your iPhone.

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Oct 26, 2009 11:30:38 AM
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Not quite the same, but I have YouMail's Ditchmail service enabled for such numbers.

 

It works like this: Your phone rings, and it goes to a message saying that the number has been disconnected. :smileyhappy:

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Oct 26, 2009 11:49:09 AM
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Thank you for the replys. :smileyhappy:

 

Went with iBlacklist, hopefully it works.

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I'm bummed I wanted to add this..

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Thank you for the replys. :smileyhappy:

 

Went with iBlacklist, hopefully it works.


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Nov 6, 2009 11:40:51 AM
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i'm not seeing how the ditchmail feature does anything about blocked or restricted numbers, it looks like you can only choose actual numbers from your contact list.

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nikkibee wrote:
i'm not seeing how the ditchmail feature does anything about blocked or restricted numbers, it looks like you can only choose actual numbers from your contact list.

 

If that's directed to me, you *do* have the ability to choose the default Blocked or Unknown Number Ditchmail greeting ("We're sorry, this number does not accept calls from blocked or unknown numbers...") or even the Number Disconnected one ("We're sorry, the number you called has been disconnected"), or any one of a number of options you want.

 

http://www.youmail.com/youmail/greeting/blockedSettings.do

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How can i hide my phone number on my call detail report..?? Some one can help me...??

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what's jailbreaking?

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jamend08 wrote:

what's jailbreaking?


The meaning of the term jailbreaking can be found here.  However, as Caretaker has mentioned in message 8 of this thread, although AT&T doesn't have an issue with the term "jailbreaking", this forum does not allow open discussion of this topic. :smileywink:

 

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have a 3GS and can't find the shown screen to block a caller... where is it, or how do I do this on the iPhone 3Gs?

 

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MJAM727 wrote:

have a 3GS and can't find the shown screen to block a caller... where is it, or how do I do this on the iPhone 3Gs?


Go back and re-read all the messages as it's explained.  That is not a feature of the iPhone.  The person jailbroke the iPhone to add that feature.

 

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This is truly sad.  An At&T rep doesn't give an official factual answer here on this topic that is clearly a concern of many.  One item gets listed as a "solution" but since it requires jailbreaking I don't consider that a solution. And don't tell me the technology doesn't exist...it's been available on landlines for 20 years and AT&T offers Smart Limits on family plans.  No, for some reason that AT&T is not admitiing, someone at AT&T has actually chosen to deny us this feature.  Let me guess...nobody gets any revenue if a call is blocked, but AT&T gets line useage revenue even if you don't answer.  We have to put up with annoyances as we pay $100plus/month so that they can earn a penny or two more per line per month. Maybe I'll see what Verizon offers.

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May 17, 2011 5:14:03 AM
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I assume this is more of an Apple issue than an AT&T issue. I can do this on my daughters Samsung phone.

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dvt802 wrote:

This is truly sad.  An At&T rep doesn't give an official factual answer here on this topic that is clearly a concern of many.  One item gets listed as a "solution" but since it requires jailbreaking I don't consider that a solution. And don't tell me the technology doesn't exist...it's been available on landlines for 20 years and AT&T offers Smart Limits on family plans.  No, for some reason that AT&T is not admitiing, someone at AT&T has actually chosen to deny us this feature.  Let me guess...nobody gets any revenue if a call is blocked, but AT&T gets line useage revenue even if you don't answer.  We have to put up with annoyances as we pay $100plus/month so that they can earn a penny or two more per line per month. Maybe I'll see what Verizon offers.


{Please keep it courteous}

 

How exactly is it an AT&T problem that the functionality does NOT exist on the iPhone or in iOS?

AT&T offers solutions to customers to block numbers, yes it cost money, but that is what happens in a free market.

 

Maybe you should see what Verizon offers... I seriously doubt they block calls for free.  Oh, and do not even think that the iPhone on Verizon will offer this "missing" feature, as it's not an AT&T restriction, it is Apple.

 

Geesh... why get all bent out of shape over a minor, unimportant issue.

Just ignore the friggin' call if you do not want to answer it.

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satchev wrote:

dvt802 wrote:

This is truly sad.  An At&T rep doesn't give an official factual answer here on this topic that is clearly a concern of many.  One item gets listed as a "solution" but since it requires jailbreaking I don't consider that a solution. And don't tell me the technology doesn't exist...it's been available on landlines for 20 years and AT&T offers Smart Limits on family plans.  No, for some reason that AT&T is not admitiing, someone at AT&T has actually chosen to deny us this feature.  Let me guess...nobody gets any revenue if a call is blocked, but AT&T gets line useage revenue even if you don't answer.  We have to put up with annoyances as we pay $100plus/month so that they can earn a penny or two more per line per month. Maybe I'll see what Verizon offers.


{Please keep it courteous}


 How exactly is it an AT&T problem that the functionality does NOT exist on the iPhone or in iOS?

AT&T offers solutions to customers to block numbers, yes it cost money, but that is what happens in a free market.

 

Maybe you should see what Verizon offers... I seriously doubt they block calls for free.  Oh, and do not even think that the iPhone on Verizon will offer this "missing" feature, as it's not an AT&T restriction, it is Apple.

 

Geesh... why get all bent out of shape over a minor, unimportant issue.

Just ignore the friggin' call if you do not want to answer it.


Maybe you should be asking yourself that same question...:smileywink:

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satchev wrote:

{Please keep it courteous}

 





{Please keep it courteous}

 

The fact of the matter is:  AT&T sells the technology that gets used to harass us with solicitation calls.  AT&T will also sell you a service to block calls. 

 

They make the $$$ on both ends.

 

AT&T can very easily provide a blacklist capability for free, but they want the revenue.

 

Please, no more name calling or free market lectures.

 

 

 

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As a retired Ma Bell/at&t employee I will never switch due to my great discounts, but I do have to say that Verizon does have call blocking on an their iPhone service and I think it's time for at&t wireless to offer this service at no charge as other providors are doing....need to stay up with the competition and keep my dividend checks coming in!

 

Youmail is the only service that I have found to help with the telemarketer cell phone issues that the Do Not Call list is letting through.

 

What every you do, don't apply or investigate loans/mortgages online or you will be bombarded! 

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If  I'm not mistaken, Verizon only allows call blocking for 5 phone numbers, and they  expire 90 days. But at&t  wireless should offer this service also.

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Why don't you "Moderators" give us solutions, and stop this being our parent telling us to be "nice". This is an AT&T problem / issue and another way for them to make more money. Verizon, which I have through work, does allow you to block numbers from calling you, FOR FREE. Yes, there is a limit on how many you can block before having to pay, but at least they offer it. I have talked with developers at AT&T and others, and the technology IS there. So why don't you "Moderators" become more educated and assist instead of playing big brother and making sure we are being "Sweet" in our posts. Why are you "Moderators" not assisting the AT&T wireless community in passing along our concerns and issues? This is frustrating and AT&T customer service does Suck, oh sorry, stink. They are rude, non-informed, do not care if they lose a customer or if they even answer your question. So once again I will ask; How can you block a number from calling you on AT&T wireless service? Why should we have to be annoyed by all of these rude, persistent, and inconsiderate callers? For the amount we all pay for AT&T services, when reception is getting worse instead of better as promised, at least AT&T could do is allow us to block unwanted calls.

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I think it's ridiculous that anyone can block their caller id information in the first place. Name one good reason for blocking your caller id information, I for one can't think of a single one.

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Phone spam. I hate the fact that anyone (business, etc.) you call automatically gets your phone number. And we wonder why we get so many unsolicited, irritating phone calls and have to rely on do not call lists.

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Not Quite Right wrote:

I think it's ridiculous that anyone can block their caller id information in the first place. Name one good reason for blocking your caller id information, I for one can't think of a single one.


The irony of this is that I know of at least a few people who elected to add the feature (on their land line account) where calls made to their number from lines whose caller ID is blocked will not go through unless the caller first unblocks it...yet subscribe to Caller ID block so that their own number does not get displayed on the receiving end.

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AT&T is terrible, trying to make $$ on the bloicking number feature, which is offered for free anywhere else in the world.

As soon as my IPhone contract expires i switch to Verizon!!!

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Let's all together walk to Verizon then!

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Dear Caretaker

 

I certainly can respect your professonal stance on this and I agree with it.

 

However, AT&T really should take a look at offering this feature as a standard part of one's wireless service.  

 

It is extremely silly that advanced CSS features that were common with landline's from the 70's to the 90's didn't make it to the wireless world. You were quick to bring 3Way, Call Waiting and Caller ID to wireless, but never brought features like Distinctive Ring, Call Rejection, Last Call Rejection, and caller ID blocking.  These were "premium features" that commanded a great revenue stream for local Baby Bells; and since most Americans (and the rest of the world) have dropped landline service in favor of Wireless--it just seems like these features really should be offered so that we're not forced to jailbreak to get a feature that is technologically old.

 

 

To the original poster; you can use Google Voice to get many of these features (including blocking callers based on their number) at no charge.  It doesnt require jailbreaking but it does require using a new phone number.  (You dont' have to change your phone number with AT&T to do this, but you would have to change the number that others have for you).  Calls placed to your Google Voice number would be forwarded to your real phone number based on whether or not you allow this.  

 

 

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