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Old 02-23-2019, 07:17 PM
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I've done my rant on these - it got quite impossible....


upgraded to an iPhone8 which supports AT&T Call Protect.
it's a free app and no monthly fees - only for AT& customers, tho.


using the HiYa database, it suppresses suspect calls.
you can also totally block numbers - they can't ring the phone or leave voice mail. the pain specialists tell me to talk to them or Medicare would disown me left so many voicemails, daily, my box filled up.


the ability to totally block callers is a real gem.
using a default silent ring tone has reduced my spam load to 2-3 calls/day; which I don't hear or answer (all my contacts have an audible ring tone assigned...)


not a big fan of AT&T customer service or pricing, but the app works well.
iPhone6 and up; also for Androids (no idea of those reqmts)


I've got an iPhone5S going for postage if anyone needs one.
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Old 02-23-2019, 07:29 PM
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I'll have to look into something for Android.
While I've blocked numerous numbers " hello this a recorded line, blah blah, life insurance, homeowners insurance (uhh noo?) etc..
These same numbers although blocked still ring the phone with "blocked call" showing above.
Grr!
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spammers can fake their caller ID with a different number every time they dial out.
there is only one solution: a silent ring tone, assign a different ring tone to people you want to hear from.... I've gotten six calls from my area code+exchange today. they think people will pick up if it's a 'local' caller ID. nope.



if they call and keep leaving voicemail then you have to have an app that will block them at the carrier level. apparently there's some legal reason a total block can not be done at the phone level. have the app answer it then immediately hang up ...

obviously doesn't work for business lines


and don't forget to block your own number. your phone can't call your phone, but spammers spoof the caller ID to be the number they're calling - so the call will go through....
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Thank you, Chowder.
Very good information.
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with Android, you have options:
https://appcrawlr.com/app/related/543621


for iPhone, being an AppleSnobProduct, options are much more restricted.
I tried to jail break the 5s so I could use iBlackList - but the stupid phone had auto-updated to iOS 12.1.3 and there's no crack for that, yet.
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If you did not give them your number, then they got no business spam-calling you. It's so damn unfair what they do!!!!
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