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  1. ansa82's Avatar
    I've gotten so many telemarketing junk calls the past few days. How do i block these??

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-23-2016 07:14 PM
  2. psf57's Avatar
    Download Call Detector from the Google Play Store. Works great. I have the paid version, 1.49 a month to not put up with telemarketers is worth it!! You can also add manually also.
    03-23-2016 07:22 PM
  3. Adam Frix's Avatar
    the White Pages app can help.

    And of course, you can block numbers manually after you realize they're junk. At least they can't call you back. Well, they can, but it won't ring. Might leave a VM.
    03-23-2016 07:49 PM
  4. ansa82's Avatar
    the White Pages app can help.

    And of course, you can block numbers manually after you realize they're junk. At least they can't call you back. Well, they can, but it won't ring. Might leave a VM.
    But how do you block the call manually?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-23-2016 09:18 PM
  5. ralfyguy's Avatar
    You don't need an app. It's built in. Go to your Phone app and tap on Call Logs. Tap the offending number and then tap the menu in the top right corner. Select Reject Call.
    03-24-2016 11:34 AM
  6. Adam Frix's Avatar
    what ralfyguy said.

    White Pages ID is a caller ID app with a social component. So it can help provide you information on the caller, and can help you and the community mark calls as junk. If you get a call the community has identified as spam or junk, the White Pages ID will show that for you and let you choose to answer it or not.

    So you can block the number on your phone after you've identified it as junk, and you can also optionally use White Pages ID to help others know it's junk and then also maybe know the next one's junk before you answer it.
    03-24-2016 07:20 PM
  7. psf57's Avatar
    what ralfyguy said.

    White Pages ID is a caller ID app with a social component. So it can help provide you information on the caller, and can help you and the community mark calls as junk. If you get a call the community has identified as spam or junk, the White Pages ID will show that for you and let you choose to answer it or not.

    So you can block the number on your phone after you've identified it as junk, and you can also optionally use White Pages ID to help others know it's junk and then also maybe know the next one's junk before you answer it.
    The problem with White pages is the caller can leave a voice mail With Call Detector it's a hang up and they can't leave any voicemail. You can also go into the settings and see the number that was blocked or set that Call Detector notifies with a notification on screen that a call has been blocked.
    03-24-2016 07:38 PM
  8. Adam Frix's Avatar
    Good catch.

    Also note that when you block a call on the phone itself, it still goes to voicemail.

    It doesn't look like Call Detector offers caller ID, like the White Pages ID app does. Real caller ID.

    So the question is, can/should I use both. Sounds like yes. Will have to try.
    03-24-2016 08:33 PM
  9. SupraLB's Avatar
    Verizon you can do it from your account online. Works great.
    03-24-2016 09:26 PM
  10. ansa82's Avatar
    You don't need an app. It's built in. Go to your Phone app and tap on Call Logs. Tap the offending number and then tap the menu in the top right corner. Select Reject Call.
    This is all i get when I'm on the offending # and press the 3 dots in upper right hand.

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    03-24-2016 09:33 PM
  11. ralfyguy's Avatar
    This is all i get when I'm on the offending # and press the 3 dots in upper right hand.

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    What carrier are you on? My friend and I both had a G3 before and he is on US Cellular and he does not have that option either. I'm on AT&T.
    This seems to be carrier dependent.
    03-24-2016 10:07 PM
  12. ralfyguy's Avatar
    Here is what I mean
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    03-24-2016 10:18 PM
  13. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    I use Call Control, which also allows me to block texts.
    03-25-2016 01:52 AM
  14. ansa82's Avatar
    Here is what I mean
    I dont have that option. Must be a Verizon thing

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    03-25-2016 05:18 AM
  15. ansa82's Avatar
    Verizon you can do it from your account online. Works great.
    Aha! Ok thanks

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-25-2016 05:19 AM
  16. ansa82's Avatar
    Download Call Detector from the Google Play Store. Works great. I have the paid version, 1.49 a month to not put up with telemarketers is worth it!! You can also add manually also.
    I may give this a try. Thanks

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-25-2016 05:20 AM
  17. dwmitchell61's Avatar
    Verizon you can do it from your account online. Works great.
    Verizon limits how many numbers you can reject through your account to 15.
    I bought Extreme Call Blocker, highly configurable. You can specify a hangup, direct to voicemail, white list good numbers, and you can do all that number by number...

    O-B-1
    Posted via the Android Central App from my Verizon LG V10
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    03-25-2016 11:21 AM
  18. archangel849's Avatar
    Call Blocker is a good, free app that simply picks up and then hangs up. The caller doesn't hear anything. Not even a ring on their end. Your phone doesn't ring, and does not allow the caller to leave a voicemail. It is manual. Once you determine telemarketers or unwanted calls, Simply add them to the block list.
    03-25-2016 01:59 PM
  19. tarn451's Avatar
    Call Blocker is a good, free app that simply picks up and then hangs up. The caller doesn't hear anything. Not even a ring on their end. Your phone doesn't ring, and does not allow the caller to leave a voicemail. It is manual. Once you determine telemarketers or unwanted calls, Simply add them to the block list.
    That's sound great, been looking for an app like this. Thank you
    03-25-2016 02:15 PM
  20. walterkurtz's Avatar
    I dont have that option. Must be a Verizon thing

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    this is how you block calls on t-mo...

    click the phone icon

    the screen says CALL LOGS, DIAL, CONTACTS (or whatever you have set)

    click the 3 dots in the upper right hand corner and choose CALL SETTINGS

    scroll down and choose CALL REJECT then REJECT CALLS FROM...

    alternatively, you can go to SETTINGS > CALL

    scroll down and choose CALL REJECT then REJECT CALLS FROM...

    *as others have stated this will only prevent your phone from ringing. but the offensive caller can still leave a VM. again on tmo you have to sign up for a family plan (+$) and with that addition you will be able to completely block a caller. i pay around $60 a year to keep my ex's mom at bay. peace of mind.
    03-25-2016 10:38 PM
  21. SaintlySins's Avatar
    As previously stated ... the Verizon edition doesn't allow Call Blocking within the phone - and on the web-site, it's a very limited number of blocks you can put on your account ... and with the frequency of the telemarketing calls, you'll fill that list up within a week. Verizon truly SUCKS for not allowing us to block the calls we don't want on the phone itself. I've always been able to do that with all the other phones I've had on Verizon, why they chose not to allow that on this phone is beyond my comprehension.

    I've been using the app Truecaller to block the spam/telemarketers. It's a fantastic app "IF" you're in the range of working WiFi as it's a social context app and you can see if others (how many) already ID'ed that phone number as spam/telemarketer before answering the call and block it right on the spot. However, if there's no WiFi, it doesn't ID the call .... then it's a game of Telemarketing-Russian-Roulette. You can go into the app after receiving calls and add them to the "Block List" ... but it's not really a "Block Caller", it only mutes any notifications and they can still leave you a message .... Which kinda sucks as you still have to go into the V.Mail system and delete the message.

    If you're always in WiFi ... you'll LOVE the app. If not ...

    I appreciate the notes/posts on the other apps - I will be checking them out next! Thanks for posting them.
    dwmitchell61 likes this.
    03-31-2016 10:38 AM
  22. Bill Steinhouser's Avatar
    Here's the deal. When Verizon got Marshmallow, they stripped out a lot of features, by hiding the menus for them. Some don't make sense and others, like call block were hidden, so they could sell you this option, on a subscription basis. The call block option is limits how many numbers you can block with their subscription, so I just use my call blocker in AVG, since this one has eluded me. Here's another app that will allow you to see and use some hidden features. https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...settings&hl=en
    07-21-2016 06:55 PM
  23. Moodwhims's Avatar
    The problem with White pages is the caller can leave a voice mail With Call Detector it's a hang up and they can't leave any voicemail. You can also go into the settings and see the number that was blocked or set that Call Detector notifies with a notification on screen that a call has been blocked.
    07-29-2016 04:28 PM
  24. Moodwhims's Avatar
    Why difficult
    07-29-2016 04:30 PM
  25. Moodwhims's Avatar
    Why sooo difficult to block calls
    07-29-2016 04:30 PM
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