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  1. stvnAZpx's Avatar
    It appears the new Nokia phones do not have call blocking. So probably a deal killer for me. My 900 doesn't and was hoping the new ones would.
    10-10-2012 05:11 PM
  2. tissotti's Avatar
    It appears the new Nokia phones do not have call blocking. So probably a deal killer for me. My 900 doesn't and was hoping the new ones would.
    Well it's a Windows Phone so if there's no call blocking for Windows Phone 8, then there wont be one for Lumia 920.

    Personally have no idea. Anybody has any solid info about it?
    10-10-2012 06:31 PM
  3. palandri's Avatar
    What phones come with Call Blocking?
    10-10-2012 06:45 PM
  4. Villain's Avatar
    you mean to block your number for outgoing calls? if so thats built into the OS in wp7
    10-10-2012 06:49 PM
  5. devize's Avatar
    I think the OP means to block incoming calls.
    10-11-2012 06:29 AM
  6. pjs37's Avatar
    All the modern Smart Phone OS's lack this feature. Android has apps that supposedly do it but its pretty hit or miss. You can try doing something like a Google Voice number and then having your calls forwarded from there. But if your number is already out there and its an issue the best solution I ever came up with was to get a new number which I know is not what you wanted to hear.
    10-11-2012 07:26 AM
  7. Xsever's Avatar
    It appears the new Nokia phones do not have call blocking. So probably a deal killer for me.
    Most, if not all current smartphones, do not have this feature because very very few people use it.

    If it's that big of a deal and a deal killer for you, I'd say keep the phone you have or try and snatch an older phone on eBay which has it. Symbian phones maybe? N8? 808?
    10-11-2012 07:37 AM
  8. Tyresian's Avatar
    I don't think this will ever be built in. And the reason is that this is something that service providers charge money for and I believe they would throw a fit if it was in the OS.
    10-11-2012 07:49 AM
  9. jaj324's Avatar
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    I don't think this will ever be built in. And the reason is that this is something that service providers charge money for and I believe they would throw a fit if it was in the OS.
    did you say that AT&T and Verizon would "throw a fit"??

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    10-11-2012 08:03 AM
  10. erzhik's Avatar
    All the modern Smart Phone OS's lack this feature. Android has apps that supposedly do it but its pretty hit or miss. You can try doing something like a Google Voice number and then having your calls forwarded from there. But if your number is already out there and its an issue the best solution I ever came up with was to get a new number which I know is not what you wanted to hear.
    My old Galaxy S2 Skyrocket has it. Very useful feature actually, especially to get away from those annoying marketing calls.
    10-11-2012 08:48 AM
  11. gfunk84's Avatar
    Wouldn't this be a carrier feature so that the call never even has to be sent to your phone as opposed to a device feature where the call would make it to the phone and then be disconnected (waste of network resources)?
    10-11-2012 09:42 AM
  12. Vheissu's Avatar
    I know that on Verizon you can block specific numbers from calling you on their website, that is what I have done when it was necessary in the past
    10-11-2012 09:50 AM
  13. palandri's Avatar
    Now that I've had time to think about it, some Android phones have Call Rejection I have it on my Samsung Galaxy S2. I really don't use my Galaxy S2 any more, so I had forgotten about it..

    I tried this feature and the first problem i noticed is when I have unknown caller checked, if a person blocks their number with a code (*67?) the call still comes through as "Private".

    The next problem I encountered is I had a woman calling me daily with one of those auto caller machines, with a message in Spanish. Every time she would call it was a different area code and number, so I am sure her machine had some type of random number generator, so even though I was adding those to the Call Rejection list, it didn't help since she had a new number every time she called.
    10-11-2012 09:58 AM
  14. gpatrick15's Avatar
    Every Android phone I have used has it. It is a feature built right into the contacts app. Select the contact you wish to block, and select to have it blacklisted. Though it doesn't technically "block" the number from calling you, it does forward those blacklisted numbers to voicemail without alerting you to the call or the voicemail, effectively blocking said caller from reaching you until you unblock their number. With the right messaging app (there a plenty), you can even blacklist texts.
    10-11-2012 10:01 AM
  15. phirefly's Avatar
    Agreed, Android has it but so do all carriers. The issue with the carriers is some charge extra. I know Sprint had it for free but AT&T charges $5 per month but it also offers other filtering features for children such as internet content filtering.
    10-11-2012 10:13 AM
  16. devize's Avatar
    Every Android phone I have used has it. It is a feature built right into the contacts app. Select the contact you wish to block, and select to have it blacklisted. Though it doesn't technically "block" the number from calling you, it does forward those blacklisted numbers to voicemail without alerting you to the call or the voicemail, effectively blocking said caller from reaching you until you unblock their number. With the right messaging app (there a plenty), you can even blacklist texts.
    What phones have you used? I don't think it is built in on standard android, I can't find it in the stock phone or contacts apps on CM10. Could be touch-wiz/sense etc. features.

    I know when I used MIUI they had a pretty fantastic phone app which managed call/sms blocking really well. I used it at times to block friends from intentionally ruining sports scores that I had to watch delayed. I assume there would be apps capable of it in the market anyway.
    10-11-2012 10:36 AM
  17. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    I wonder if this would be built into Skype. That would be workaround enough for me.
    10-11-2012 10:47 AM
  18. gpatrick15's Avatar
    What phones have you used? I don't think it is built in on standard android, I can't find it in the stock phone or contacts apps on CM10. Could be touch-wiz/sense etc. features.

    I know when I used MIUI they had a pretty fantastic phone app which managed call/sms blocking really well. I used it at times to block friends from intentionally ruining sports scores that I had to watch delayed. I assume there would be apps capable of it in the market anyway.
    G1, MyTouch 4G, G2, Nexus One, Inspire 4G, Galaxy Nexus. That's in my household entirely, but I myself have only owned the G1, Nexus One, Inspire 4G, and Galaxy Nexus. It is built right into the OS, and has been since the G1 launched. People>Whatever Contact you wish to block>Menu>All calls to voicemail. That's the method on stock Jellybean, but in the past you'd have to edit the contact and select "Forward all calls to voicemail," or something to that effect. Go SMS allows you to blacklist texts as well.
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    10-11-2012 11:48 AM
  19. mister2d's Avatar
    The upcoming Windows 8 phone from Samsung (ATIV S) will have Call Blocking built-in. Looks like it's a differentiator for the brand. It was reported here on wpcentral a few days ago.

    Samsung ATIV S gets more hands-on and shows off call blocking feature? | wpcentral | Windows Phone News, Forums, and Reviews
    10-18-2012 10:39 PM
  20. SSK the Gr8's Avatar
    I own a Samsung omnia w. It has call blocking. Its an OEM feature on WP.
    10-19-2012 12:10 AM
  21. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    When I used a BlackBerry, I had an app called Call Blocker Pro.

    I was able to set it so it picked up and hanged up blacklisted numbers, so they could not even reach my voicemail.
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    10-19-2012 01:09 AM
  22. 4thecube's Avatar
    All of my Samsung Smartphones have had this feature. Please be careful what you ASSume.
    01-11-2013 09:53 AM
  23. krystea's Avatar
    I hope that call blocking will become an available option within the OS at some point, but I'm not holding my breath. I haven't had a phone with that feature for a long time, so I don't really mind. An app that could take care of this would suffice. Not really into paying AT&T $5 a month in order to block a number. Don't understand the need to pay for the service when they used to do it for me free of charge.
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    01-11-2013 10:02 AM
  24. xsonwong's Avatar
    The CallBlocking is OEM feature.

    China 920 come with Call Firewall, and SAMSUNG ATIV S have it also.

    It is dangerous to open the blocking API to public, because anyone can block all call from you.
    01-11-2013 10:16 AM
  25. anon(5339110)'s Avatar
    I've been using YouMail along with the MagikMail app for about a month now. So far so good. Using a different voice-mail box has taken some getting used to, but other than that, I like it. I get lots of complements on how "professional" my voice assistant is, too :)

    One thing, new voicemails do not update "right now" sometimes, but given that you can have it configured to send you the voicemails as a text and/or email voice file (or transcribed for a price), I only go into the homepage-pinned MagikMail voicemail box to assess voicemails as an archive.

    I also use a "silent" ringtone to set to numbers I know as spam or are unwanted.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...ml#post1815781
    01-11-2013 10:40 AM
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