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    Can anyone explain why all the recent Android versions fail to include a simple & effective call block option ala (Gasp!), the one in Apple's os7? With the ever increasing telemarketing & spamming problems seems a no-brainer and to have to utilize 3rd party apps is ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxman1 View Post
    Can anyone explain why all the recent Android versions fail to include a simple & effective call block option ala (Gasp!), the one in Apple's os7? With the ever increasing telemarketing & spamming problems seems a no-brainer and to have to utilize 3rd party apps is ridiculous.
    I don't know. I have a contact called "Spammer" that is set not to go straight to voice mail when they call. Any number than calls me that I do not know and doesn't leave a VM has the number added to this contact (which is pretty simple to do from the Call Log screen.) That works for me, and it's not a third party app.

    But, yeah, that would be nice. In fact, I'd love for a feature that anybody who blocks caller ID will automatically not ring through the phone.
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    I use the app Mr Number for this and it works great.

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    I do the same thing doogald.

    I keep getting calls from +501. Some current scam. Anyway I wish our feature phones Could do this.

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    Good question. I use a work around built into my phone. Not sure if its an Android or Motorola feature. I create a dummy entry in my address book and call something like "Zzz" ... There is an option on each address book entry titled "All calls to voicemail". Whenever I receive a call from an undesirable, I simply add that number to contact Zzz and they are automatically dumped into voicemail every time they call.
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    There are any number of work-arounds & 3rd party apps but AFAIK, none are the real answer. Keep in mind, there are some scurrilous calls that can levy a charge if the call is answered making the voice mail option sort of porous not to mention, having to clear the garbage out.

    We need voice our concerns about this and request a real solution. Since using the integral call blocking feature on my wife's iPhone, the problem is 100% fixed - no voice mail, no text & not even a record in her call logs when before it was an outrageous number daily.

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    You could also pay a monthly fee to verizon to get extra options. I believe you can block people calling you from a private number. And also permanently block numbers instead of having to reissue them every 90 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfriend33 View Post
    You could also pay a monthly fee to verizon to get extra options. I believe you can block people calling you from a private number. And also permanently block numbers instead of having to reissue them every 90 days.

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    True, last time I spoke to them they will block 5 numbers @ no charge. Still, it seems an unnecessary inconvenience with a very simple solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxman1 View Post
    Keep in mind, there are some scurrilous calls that can levy a charge if the call is answered
    I've never heard of that. As far as I know, at least for all US carriers (and the Droid Maxx is a US-only phone), you are never charged for answering (or having voice mail pick up) a call. I have heard of phone scams that will invoke extra charges when THEY answer calls that you place (because you called back a phone number that you missed), but, unless you are talking about airtime, I have never heard of what you are saying. Do you have a link for this?

    That said, I still agree that this should be a part of Android.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doogald View Post
    I've never heard of that. As far as I know, at least for all US carriers (and the Droid Maxx is a US-only phone), you are never charged for answering (or having voice mail pick up) a call. I have heard of phone scams that will invoke extra charges when THEY answer calls that you place (because you called back a phone number that you missed), but, unless you are talking about airtime, I have never heard of what you are saying. Do you have a link for this?

    That said, I still agree that this should be a part of Android.
    No, I have no such link. As matter of fact, although I have only been "told" that this is possible, I have never experienced nor know anyone who has. You may well be correct that it would require more user interaction than merely answering such as, the "call forwarding scam". Regardless, the list of scams is both long and complex. As people use phones for more & more the schemes keep pace and a simple call rejection feature would be very helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxman1 View Post
    No, I have no such link. As matter of fact, although I have only been "told" that this is possible, I have never experienced nor know anyone who has. You may well be correct that it would require more user interaction than merely answering such as, the "call forwarding scam". Regardless, the list of scams is both long and complex. As people use phones for more & more the schemes keep pace and a simple call rejection feature would be very helpful.

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    No there is a scam where a number calls playing upbeat music and it takes you to a sex hotline and it does end up costing. My roommates sister had this problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfriend33 View Post
    No there is a scam where a number calls playing upbeat music and it takes you to a sex hotline and it does end up costing. My roommates sister had this problem.
    Even if you don't answer the phone? (i.e., let it go to voicemail)

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