09-10-2020 03:27 PM
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  1. Angie Rose Elizabeth's Avatar
    I hope this isn't already posted (I did look, as best as I could), but is there a free app that blocks ALL calls/texts from reaching your phone who are NOT in your 'Contact List'? If so...does it block non-contacts, completely, where they can't leave a voice-mail message, either?

    I've an HTC 10 and I know it's probably very much outdated, but I'm waiting for an upgrade to be available at no cost (hopefully).
    07-24-2020 08:23 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi,
    In your phone app settings can't block numbers ?
    07-24-2020 08:48 PM
  3. Angie Rose Elizabeth's Avatar
    Sorry, didn't know you had replied back so soon, I was never notified and I have it set where I should be.

    It blocks numbers, but it doesn't prohibit voice-mail. If someone who's not in my contacts calls me, I don't want them to be able to leave a voice-mail, but somehow, have it tell the caller, "Sorry, this person isn't available, right now" or something like that.
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    08-04-2020 07:52 PM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    Sorry, didn't know you had replied back so soon, I was never notified and I have it set where I should be.

    It blocks numbers, but it doesn't prohibit voice-mail. If someone who's not in my contacts calls me, I don't want them to be able to leave a voice-mail, but somehow, have it tell the caller, "Sorry, this person isn't available, right now" or something like that.
    No problem!

    In the phone app settings you have them blocked or DND?
    08-04-2020 08:37 PM
  5. Angie Rose Elizabeth's Avatar
    No problem!

    In the phone app settings you have them blocked or DND?
    I've them blocked, but what's DND?
    08-04-2020 09:00 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    I've them blocked, but what's DND?
    Do Not Disturb
    08-05-2020 12:59 AM
  7. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    It blocks numbers, but it doesn't prohibit voice-mail.
    The problem here is that the standard definition of "blocked/rejected" is "sent to voicemail without ringing the phone".

    However, this is where some third-party apps can come in for doing what is needed to prevent the call from going to voicemail. Unfortunately, I have never looked for any of these apps since I don't need one, thus I cannot make any recommendations.
    08-07-2020 12:19 AM
  8. Angie Rose Elizabeth's Avatar
    Do Not Disturb
    Ohhh, that! No, but would that be effective in my dilemma?
    08-07-2020 05:50 PM
  9. Angie Rose Elizabeth's Avatar
    The problem here is that the standard definition of "blocked/rejected" is "sent to voicemail without ringing the phone".

    However, this is where some third-party apps can come in for doing what is needed to prevent the call from going to voicemail. Unfortunately, I have never looked for any of these apps since I don't need one, thus I cannot make any recommendations.
    That's totally understandable, though, and I thank you for your time.
    08-07-2020 05:51 PM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    Ohhh, that! No, but would that be effective in my dilemma?
    No it sends to voice-mail
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    08-07-2020 11:03 PM
  11. Angie Rose Elizabeth's Avatar
    No it sends to voice-mail
    Is there any way it won't do that, though?
    08-14-2020 09:08 PM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    Is there any way it won't do that, though?
    DND unfortunately no , it sends to voicemail
    08-14-2020 09:19 PM
  13. Angie Rose Elizabeth's Avatar
    DND unfortunately no , it sends to voicemail
    That's frustrating, isn't it?
    08-18-2020 12:43 AM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    That's frustrating, isn't it?
    Yeah it is, I know on my Samsung in the phone app settings it has option to block callers and works well , not sure your device has same feature or maybe call your carrier see if they can help you with certain numbers
    08-18-2020 11:09 AM
  15. Angie Rose Elizabeth's Avatar
    Yeah it is, I know on my Samsung in the phone app settings it has option to block callers and works well , not sure your device has same feature or maybe call your carrier see if they can help you with certain numbers
    I've an HTC 10 (was told it's old, now), so I have no idea.
    08-24-2020 05:59 PM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    I've an HTC 10 (was told it's old, now), so I have no idea.
    You know what android version its on ? My last HTC was m8 , loved that device.
    08-24-2020 06:02 PM
  17. Angie Rose Elizabeth's Avatar
    You know what android version its on ? My last HTC was m8 , loved that device.
    It's version 8.0.0 as of January 1, 2018.
    08-25-2020 05:27 PM
  18. mustang7757's Avatar
    It's version 8.0.0 as of January 1, 2018.
    Oh ok, so have you tried contacting your carrier see if anything could be done ?
    08-25-2020 09:15 PM
  19. Angie Rose Elizabeth's Avatar
    Oh ok, so have you tried contacting your carrier see if anything could be done ?
    No, as I don't exactly know what to ask for and I'm not all that great on the phone, either.
    08-27-2020 12:12 AM
  20. mustang7757's Avatar
    No, as I don't exactly know what to ask for and I'm not all that great on the phone, either.
    Who's your carrier?
    08-27-2020 12:13 AM
  21. Angie Rose Elizabeth's Avatar
    Who's your carrier?
    Verizon.
    09-01-2020 04:35 PM
  22. mustang7757's Avatar
    Verizon.
    I'm sure they have something to block callers
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    09-01-2020 08:09 PM
  23. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'm sure they have something to block callers
    They do. I have Verizon and use their Call Filter app.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d=com.vzw.ecid
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    09-01-2020 11:57 PM
  24. mustang7757's Avatar
    They do. I have Verizon and use their Call Filter app.
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=T2T4R9s-
    Thank you
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    09-01-2020 11:57 PM
  25. Angie Rose Elizabeth's Avatar
    I'm sure they have something to block callers
    They do, but it costs an extra $13 a month when it should be free.
    09-04-2020 05:05 PM
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