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  1. cardboard60's Avatar
    when you block a spam caller.
    And they call back.
    Your phone still rings.
    Blocking somebody in Google is a total joke..waste of time..when you block somebody.
    They should be blocked.
    Phone don't ring.
    No notification whatsoever.

    Does Google not know what they are doing.
    04-16-2020 10:45 AM
  2. blackhawkhot's Avatar
    I tend to really screw with unwanted callers.
    Don't get many call backs...
    Be creative and have some fun with them.
    Remember when they call you it's game on...
    04-16-2020 11:02 AM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    How exactly are you blocking the spam caller? On my Pixel 3 XL using Google's own Phone app, it works well. If you have an S10, that's probably not Google's spam blocking you're using.

    Also, are you certain the same spam number is calling back? Spammers often cycle through or spoof a bunch of numbers, so it may be the same spammer using a different number. No one has figured out how to reliably block robocallers who do this yet.
    04-16-2020 11:26 AM
  4. cardboard60's Avatar
    You know when they call.
    And you hit block number.
    They must have you on automatic redial.
    Cause the start calling back from the number you just blocked.

    I've had a pixel phone.
    Didn't care for it.
    04-16-2020 11:35 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Whether or not you cared for the Pixel is besides the point -- the call blocking method is what's important. Samsung's call blocking method is most likely different from Google's (because native call blocking is dependent on the phone app), causing the phone to ring at least once before the call is rejected. I found this thread about that: https://forums.androidcentral.com/as...y-call-me.html. Send feedback to Samsung about it.

    It looks like Google's Phone app might become available on more and more non-Pixel phones, so if it becomes available on your S10, that might be worth trying: https://9to5google.com/2020/04/11/go...ndroid-phones/
    04-16-2020 11:58 AM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    You know when they call.
    And you hit block number.
    They must have you on automatic redial.
    Cause the start calling back from the number you just blocked.

    I've had a pixel phone.
    Didn't care for it.
    Is that number on the list in phone app settings as blocked?
    04-16-2020 12:03 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    04-16-2020 12:08 PM
  8. cardboard60's Avatar
    My call blocker don't look like your.
    04-16-2020 12:23 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    Go to phone app and open , tap 3 dots upper right corner tap settings and very top blocked numbers
    04-16-2020 12:26 PM
  10. cardboard60's Avatar
    I did.
    It has pages of blocked numbers.
    What good does that do me ?
    04-16-2020 12:46 PM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    I did.
    It has pages of blocked numbers.
    What good does that do me ?
    I'm saying is that number there that put on block?
    04-16-2020 12:55 PM
  12. cardboard60's Avatar
    Yep
    When I seen the number.
    And my phone said spam.
    I blocked it.
    04-16-2020 01:02 PM
  13. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yeah strange it went through , did you toggle unknown numbers also on very top ?
    04-16-2020 01:11 PM
  14. me just saying's Avatar
    when you block a spam caller.
    And they call back.
    Your phone still rings.
    Blocking somebody in Google is a total joke..waste of time..when you block somebody.
    They should be blocked.
    Phone don't ring.
    No notification whatsoever.

    Does Google not know what they are doing.
    your post really does not make sense. block someone in google? are you talking about calls or email? or are you talking about two different things? or are you using google voice?
    04-16-2020 02:02 PM
  15. cardboard60's Avatar
    your post really does not make sense. block someone in google? are you talking about calls or email? or are you talking about two different things? or are you using google voice?
    Both.
    I got spam, at least a day.
    Women want to meet me.
    Don't know why at my age.

    People wanting to sell me everything.

    And calls.
    Don't listen to them.
    Know it has to be Medicare calls.
    Ones I talked to..i told emni wasn't old enough for Medicare.
    They just keep calling.
    Total harassment.
    04-16-2020 02:21 PM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    Its a ongoing issue how to stop spam , maybe using DND (Do Not Disturb ) might be something to look into also
    04-16-2020 02:24 PM
  17. cardboard60's Avatar
    I know nothing about do not disturb.
    04-16-2020 02:56 PM
  18. mustang7757's Avatar
    Check it out in the notification panel long press it and it will open to options you can allow such as calls and notifications , you can customize it .
    04-16-2020 02:57 PM
  19. debsawyer's Avatar
    You are actually wasting your time blocking spam callers, because guess what, they use different numbers all the time. They may use the same number but it's not theirs because they spoofed it.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    04-16-2020 03:04 PM
  20. Roosterman's Avatar
    Have you thought of just not answering and instead dismiss the call? If it is someone you what to talk to, they should leave a message. Personally, if I don't recognize the number, I don't answer.
    04-17-2020 12:59 PM
  21. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Have you thought of just not answering and instead dismiss the call? If it is someone you what to talk to, they should leave a message. Personally, if I don't recognize the number, I don't answer.
    I can see how it'd be a pain, though, especially if your number is being inundated by spam calls. It'd be nice for the phone app to recognize or suspect spam, and not even ring (which is what the Google Phone app does on Pixels).
    04-17-2020 01:01 PM
  22. cardboard60's Avatar
    With me having myeloma. I sleep a lot.
    When the phone rings.
    It wakes me up.

    I had Verizon to totally turn off voice mail.
    If I missed your call.
    I don't want a message.
    I want it so when the phone rings. If I block the call.
    The phone don't ring and bother me.
    04-17-2020 01:19 PM
  23. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It really sounds like Do Not Disturb would be ideal for you. You can set it so that it only allows people in your contact list to call, and you can easily toggle it on or off in the Quick Settings. https://www.t-mobile.com/support/tut...g/os-selection
    04-17-2020 01:39 PM
  24. cardboard60's Avatar
    Went to do not disturb, turned it on.
    Opened it up and only allowed contacts to call or text.

    I had just got home from treatment.
    One of the contacts started texting.
    Had to block him so I could get some sleep.

    Thanks for the suggestions
    04-19-2020 02:53 AM
  25. B. Diddy's Avatar
    To drill down even further, you could also allow calls from Starred Contacts only, if there are a few very important contacts you would never want to miss a call or text from.
    04-19-2020 03:21 AM
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