Does the 'block number' feature even work?

Serious Tone

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I've been getting a lot of calls from some random number which I don't answer. I finally blocked it through the phone, but am still getting calls.

I then blocked my girlfriends number and had her call but it also still came through, does it only block you from calling, not the other way around?
 

mrZoSo

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There's an issue with it if your carrier is Verizon. They actually have a service that you need to purchase if you want to block more then 5 numbers. Assumption is, they(VZW) most likely is causing the filter not to work properly.
You can pop any other SIM in it and it works fine.
 

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Actually I have found it works fine and I have blocked more than five numbers on a standard VZW account. The only quirk I have encountered is if I am on a call and a blocked number dials me, call waiting will beep at me but not give an option to answer or ignore.
 

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Actually I have found it works fine and I have blocked more than five numbers on a standard VZW account. The only quirk I have encountered is if I am on a call and a blocked number dials me, call waiting will beep at me but not give an option to answer or ignore.
So you have put numbers in the call+SMS filter(image below) on the Lumia 928 and it is working(it's blocking SMS AND calls)? And you haven't added the numbers to block on your Verizon account?
call+SMS_filter928.jpg

Hmm, that's good! And odd at the same time, also the first I've seen someone say it's working for them. I wonder what's different?
 

wamsille

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1020 user. The setting is great to have, and should block incoming calls and SMS. If the caller leaves a voicemail, you will have a chance to hear it.

SMS that is blocked goes into its own inbox. It has become very invaluable.
 

AR2186

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Thanks 1020 user, but this is a specific problem related to Verizon (928/822). The messed up thing is that if you use the phone on a GSM network the feature works.
 

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On Nokia Lumia 822, but it works completely,I'm not on Verizon, I'm on Wal-Mart's Family mobile(T-Mobile), and I'm pretty sure after they fix problem we will be the ones who can't block calls because they give non Verizon users problems.
 

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Lumia 928 on Verizon here. I have more than 5 calls on block list - I went over 5 last night to test - and it's working.
Haven't fully tested this on a load, but it hasn't failed me once yet.
Also think I need to do more testing, but reporting what I've observed so far.
 

AR2186

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Are you sure you are using the app? The call+SMS blocking is an app, and separate from the Verizon blocking that they charge for (if you want more than 5)
 

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