07-18-2018 06:49 PM
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  1. flyingkytez's Avatar
    Update: I'm using an app called 'Mr. Number'.. it's a community based app that will automatically tag phone numbers that are likely spam.. you can automatically block these calls in the options. Additionally, you can block numbers as well.. also, there's name caller ID so the person's name will appear when someone calls (even if they're not in your contacts).

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...number.blocker

    I also have 'Call recorder' installed, which will automatically record the conversation and save it... might help with investigating who the callers are.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...toh.callrecord

    I picked up the call the other day and it was a woman.. she said the company was called "enrollment center". I was pressing her to tell me more info about the company and she hung up. So far, I haven't gotten any calls yet.. maybe they thought I was law enforcement and stopped calling? We'll see...
    07-13-2018 03:14 PM
  2. flyingkytez's Avatar
    This helps sometimes. The problem is that the spammers change phone numbers faster than Tmo can update their database.

    My strategy is I don't answer calls from numbers that are not in my contact list, If it is somebody who really needs to contact me, they will leave a voice message. Spammers don't leave voice messages.
    Try the 'Mr Number' app.. they have a list based on a community of people and you can automatically block those calls.. it'll send them straight to voicemail.
    07-13-2018 03:16 PM
  3. AtTheHop's Avatar
    Do not change your number! Most likely you're going to get a recycled number... Phone numbers are running out so they are recycling numbers.. you'll probably get more spam calls and calls from people you don't know...

    There's a digit filter which might help.. maybe block all area codes you probably won't communicate with.. it's in your call settings. Not too sure with Apple but on my LG phone there is.
    I did this. Do you need to use the +1 that comes across or just the 3 digit area code which is what I used.
    07-15-2018 07:44 AM
  4. flyingkytez's Avatar
    I did this. Do you need to use the +1 that comes across or just the 3 digit area code which is what I used.
    Yeah I think so, 1+ the 3 area code numbers. Right now, a better option I recommend downloading 'Mr Number' it's free on the Play Store. Right now it seems to be working.. it already has an updated database of spam numbers, you can choose to warn you of spam calls OR block them automatically. The database is submitted by a community of people.. you can also add your own number to block.

    I haven't gotten any spam calls ever since I actually spoke to someone over the phone.. I accepted the call and chose to speak to someone.. it was a lady trying to pretend to be a health insurance agent.. I was pressing her with questions and she quickly hung up.. I guess they finally knew I was on to them so probably they took me out of their system.. I also downloaded 'Call recorder' so next time if there's a spammer, I can have the phone conversation saved and possibly can identify who the person is by their voice and send it to police.
    07-16-2018 08:02 AM
  5. AtTheHop's Avatar
    Yeah I think so, 1+ the 3 area code numbers. Right now, a better option I recommend downloading 'Mr Number' it's free on the Play Store. Right now it seems to be working.. it already has an updated database of spam numbers, you can choose to warn you of spam calls OR block them automatically. The database is submitted by a community of people.. you can also add your own number to block.

    I haven't gotten any spam calls ever since I actually spoke to someone over the phone.. I accepted the call and chose to speak to someone.. it was a lady trying to pretend to be a health insurance agent.. I was pressing her with questions and she quickly hung up.. I guess they finally knew I was on to them so probably they took me out of their system.. I also downloaded 'Call recorder' so next time if there's a spammer, I can have the phone conversation saved and possibly can identify who the person is by their voice and send it to police.
    Thanks, I will see if it works without the "1" and add it if spam calls get they without it. I do use an app called Call Control Pro which blocks some if they have it in their database and if one goes thru I can have them add the number. I strongly feel the phone carriers can end this spam by blocking spoofed calls.

    I use NoMoRobo on my landlind and it is not bad bus they charge for their service on cellphones.

    I will have to try Mr Number next.
    07-16-2018 08:53 AM
  6. tickerguy's Avatar
    I maintain a set of contacts (when one fills I start another) for these jackals and if you call me, you're not in my contact list, I will not answer. If you do not leave a voicemail you go into the "spammer" contact and that contact is set to "all calls to voicemail."

    They rotate numbers frequently but this cuts it down to a manageable amount from a standpoint of actual interruptions.
    07-18-2018 11:20 AM
  7. AtTheHop's Avatar
    I maintain a set of contacts (when one fills I start another) for these jackals and if you call me, you're not in my contact list, I will not answer. If you do not leave a voicemail you go into the "spammer" contact and that contact is set to "all calls to voicemail."

    What I want to do is block the spam calls and not have my phone ring at all.

    They rotate numbers frequently but this cuts it down to a manageable amount from a standpoint of actual interruptions.
    07-18-2018 12:54 PM
  8. AtTheHop's Avatar
    My fat finger inserted my post in the middle of the post above Here is what I wanted to post.


    "What I want to do is block the spam calls and not have my phone ring at all."
    07-18-2018 01:50 PM
  9. flyingkytez's Avatar
    My fat finger inserted my post in the middle of the post above Here is what I wanted to post.


    "What I want to do is block the spam calls and not have my phone ring at all."
    Mr. Number has that feature
    07-18-2018 05:36 PM
  10. AtTheHop's Avatar
    Mr. Number has that feature
    Not impressed reading the reviews. I may try it if digit blocking does not work well. I will give it 30 days.
    07-18-2018 06:49 PM
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