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Blocked Incoming Calls

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by News, Dec 10, 2003.

  1. News

    News Guest

    is there a way to block all incoming calls where the caller blocks their
    number? I know I can choose to no answer it but I'd rather just be able to
    do as I can do on my landline phone and reject all "blocked" calls from
    coming in

    Thanks



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  2. On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 08:58:17 -0500, "News" <steve@pelts.netREMOVEME>
    wrote:

    >is there a way to block all incoming calls where the caller blocks their
    >number? I know I can choose to no answer it but I'd rather just be able to
    >do as I can do on my landline phone and reject all "blocked" calls from
    >coming in


    I don't know why this is crossposted to three different wireless
    groups. Which carrier are you on? I'm not aware of any feature that
    VZW offers like that.

    I resorted to not giving out my cell number to anyone. I make
    everyone call my home phone, and I put Busy Number Call Forward and
    Call Forward No Answer on my home line, with both services forwarding
    to my cell. Then, when I activated Anonymous Call Reject service on
    my land line, no anonymous calls will go through to the cell. They
    get stopped at the land line's CO. The 'unavailable" calls still make
    it through. And occasionally I will get a 'private" call on my cell,
    but it has always been someone calling my cell directly by dialing the
    wrong number.
  3. On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 08:58:17 -0500, "News" <steve@pelts.netREMOVEME>
    wrote:

    >is there a way to block all incoming calls where the caller blocks their
    >number? I know I can choose to no answer it but I'd rather just be able to
    >do as I can do on my landline phone and reject all "blocked" calls from
    >coming in
    >
    >Thanks


    No.
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  4. News

    News Guest

    Thanks
    I cross posted because I have Verizon, Nextel and T-Mobile services. Wanted
    to know if any of them provided that capability.
    I do what you mentioned below but am getting another phone for daughter and
    she does not have her own land line phone to forward from


    "The Ghost of General Lee" <ghost@general.lee> wrote in message
    news:itnetv4o7io1pcke5bvehai7eotu0mekss@4ax.com...
    > On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 08:58:17 -0500, "News" <steve@pelts.netREMOVEME>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >is there a way to block all incoming calls where the caller blocks their
    > >number? I know I can choose to no answer it but I'd rather just be able

    to
    > >do as I can do on my landline phone and reject all "blocked" calls from
    > >coming in

    >
    > I don't know why this is crossposted to three different wireless
    > groups. Which carrier are you on? I'm not aware of any feature that
    > VZW offers like that.
    >
    > I resorted to not giving out my cell number to anyone. I make
    > everyone call my home phone, and I put Busy Number Call Forward and
    > Call Forward No Answer on my home line, with both services forwarding
    > to my cell. Then, when I activated Anonymous Call Reject service on
    > my land line, no anonymous calls will go through to the cell. They
    > get stopped at the land line's CO. The 'unavailable" calls still make
    > it through. And occasionally I will get a 'private" call on my cell,
    > but it has always been someone calling my cell directly by dialing the
    > wrong number.
    >
  5. On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 19:46:08 -0500, "News" <steve@pelts.netREMOVEME>
    wrote:

    >Thanks
    >I cross posted because I have Verizon, Nextel and T-Mobile services. Wanted
    >to know if any of them provided that capability.


    Power user, huh?:)

    >I do what you mentioned below but am getting another phone for daughter and
    >she does not have her own land line phone to forward from


    That does becomes a problem. I face the same issue with my kids. I
    just limit who has their number and instruct them not to answer calls
    from numbers not in their phone book. The have 'Ring Master' numbers
    at home, but BellSouth (my landline company) doesn't have a way to
    selectively forward calls based upon which number was called. At
    least not yet.
  6. Roger Binns

    Roger Binns Guest

    > I'm not aware of any feature that
    > VZW offers like that.


    I have a ringtone that is 30 seconds of silence, and associate
    that with restricted calls. It seems to be the least worst
    solution.

    Roger
  7. "News" asked ...
    > is there a way to block all incoming calls where the caller blocks their
    > number? I know I can choose to no answer it but I'd rather just be able

    to
    > do as I can do on my landline phone and reject all "blocked" calls from
    > coming in


    Handling it manually may be the best way. For example, you call someone and
    they say they can't speak right now but they will call back in a minute or
    two. If their number is blocked, you won't get the call. If you use manual
    selection, you can choose to accept the call because you are pretty
    confident it is the desired party on the line.

    -Paul-
  8. On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 18:51:26 -0800, "Roger Binns"
    <rogerb@rogerbinns.com> wrote:

    >> I'm not aware of any feature that
    >> VZW offers like that.

    >
    >I have a ringtone that is 30 seconds of silence, and associate
    >that with restricted calls. It seems to be the least worst
    >solution.


    How do you associate a ringtone with restricted calls? I guess the
    real question is what phone has that feature?
  9. Roger Binns

    Roger Binns Guest

    > How do you associate a ringtone with restricted calls? I guess the
    > real question is what phone has that feature?


    LG VX4400.

    Roger
  10. Mike

    Mike Guest

    On Thu, 11 Dec 2003 01:50:27 -0500, The Ghost of General Lee
    <ghost@general.lee> wrote:

    >On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 18:51:26 -0800, "Roger Binns"
    ><rogerb@rogerbinns.com> wrote:
    >
    >>> I'm not aware of any feature that
    >>> VZW offers like that.

    >>
    >>I have a ringtone that is 30 seconds of silence, and associate
    >>that with restricted calls. It seems to be the least worst
    >>solution.

    >
    >How do you associate a ringtone with restricted calls? I guess the
    >real question is what phone has that feature?


    I have the same phone as Roger, an LG VX4400, and it can do that.

    Mike
  11. CWArnold

    CWArnold Guest

    go to the nextel website and log in. You can add all sorts of restrictions
    to your phone free of charge.


    "News" <steve@pelts.netREMOVEME> wrote in message
    news:VBFBb.10062$Yt2.7324@bignews3.bellsouth.net...
    > is there a way to block all incoming calls where the caller blocks their
    > number? I know I can choose to no answer it but I'd rather just be able

    to
    > do as I can do on my landline phone and reject all "blocked" calls from
    > coming in
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
  12. Slobby Don

    Slobby Don Guest

    On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 16:41:27 -0800, Group Special Mobile
    <look@signature_to.reply> wrote:

    > On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 08:58:17 -0500, "News" <steve@pelts.netREMOVEME>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> is there a way to block all incoming calls where the caller blocks their
    >> number? I know I can choose to no answer it but I'd rather just be
    >> able to
    >> do as I can do on my landline phone and reject all "blocked" calls from
    >> coming in
    >>
    >> Thanks

    >
    > No.


    In California you can! Unfortunately only private numbers can be blocked
    with "Anonymous call rejection" The last time I checked, you can't block
    those with Unavailable numbers and they are usually the ones you least
    want to receive. I also have looked for a silent ringtone on my Audiovox
    CDM9000. If I missed it and a way to associate it with missing numbers,
    please let me know.

    --
    Slobby Don
  13. On Tue, 16 Dec 2003 00:55:28 GMT, Slobby Don <reply@thru.ng> wrote:

    >In California you can! Unfortunately only private numbers can be blocked
    >with "Anonymous call rejection" The last time I checked, you can't block
    >those with Unavailable numbers and they are usually the ones you least
    >want to receive. I also have looked for a silent ringtone on my Audiovox
    >CDM9000. If I missed it and a way to associate it with missing numbers,
    >please let me know.


    How can you use an Audiovox CDM9000 on T-Mobile? It's not a GSM
    handset.

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  14. This message is cross posted

    "Group Special Mobile" <look@signature_to.reply> wrote in message
    news:entstvcvp6o9dt58j438ag5gvmutgscmqf@4ax.com...
    > On Tue, 16 Dec 2003 00:55:28 GMT, Slobby Don <reply@thru.ng> wrote:
    >
    > >In California you can! Unfortunately only private numbers can be blocked
    > >with "Anonymous call rejection" The last time I checked, you can't block
    > >those with Unavailable numbers and they are usually the ones you least
    > >want to receive. I also have looked for a silent ringtone on my Audiovox
    > >CDM9000. If I missed it and a way to associate it with missing numbers,
    > >please let me know.

    >
    > How can you use an Audiovox CDM9000 on T-Mobile? It's not a GSM
    > handset.
    >
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  15. CWArnold

    CWArnold Guest

    Why are people talking about audiovox in a nextel newsgroup?

    "Roopinder Randhawa" <roopmail@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:K7BDb.201898$ri.28532067@twister.nyc.rr.com...
    > This message is cross posted
    >
    > "Group Special Mobile" <look@signature_to.reply> wrote in message
    > news:entstvcvp6o9dt58j438ag5gvmutgscmqf@4ax.com...
    > > On Tue, 16 Dec 2003 00:55:28 GMT, Slobby Don <reply@thru.ng> wrote:
    > >
    > > >In California you can! Unfortunately only private numbers can be

    blocked
    > > >with "Anonymous call rejection" The last time I checked, you can't

    block
    > > >those with Unavailable numbers and they are usually the ones you least
    > > >want to receive. I also have looked for a silent ringtone on my

    Audiovox
    > > >CDM9000. If I missed it and a way to associate it with missing

    numbers,
    > > >please let me know.

    > >
    > > How can you use an Audiovox CDM9000 on T-Mobile? It's not a GSM
    > > handset.
    > >
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    > > GSMthemobilestandard (@) yahoo.com

    >
    >
  16. CWArnold

    CWArnold Guest

    call customer care up they can disable all incoming calls.


    "Roopinder Randhawa" <roopmail@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:K7BDb.201898$ri.28532067@twister.nyc.rr.com...
    > This message is cross posted
    >
    > "Group Special Mobile" <look@signature_to.reply> wrote in message
    > news:entstvcvp6o9dt58j438ag5gvmutgscmqf@4ax.com...
    > > On Tue, 16 Dec 2003 00:55:28 GMT, Slobby Don <reply@thru.ng> wrote:
    > >
    > > >In California you can! Unfortunately only private numbers can be

    blocked
    > > >with "Anonymous call rejection" The last time I checked, you can't

    block
    > > >those with Unavailable numbers and they are usually the ones you least
    > > >want to receive. I also have looked for a silent ringtone on my

    Audiovox
    > > >CDM9000. If I missed it and a way to associate it with missing

    numbers,
    > > >please let me know.

    > >
    > > How can you use an Audiovox CDM9000 on T-Mobile? It's not a GSM
    > > handset.
    > >
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    > > To send an email reply send to
    > > GSMthemobilestandard (@) yahoo.com

    >
    >
  17. Brian

    Brian Guest

    You cannot reject anonymous calls on Nextel as you can with landline phones,
    however depending on the model of the phone you may be able to set call
    filters. Call filters tell your unit which calls to ring on the unit and
    which will go directly to voicemail (unfortunately it cannot just stop the
    anonymous calls).


    "News" <steve@pelts.netREMOVEME> wrote in message
    news:VBFBb.10062$Yt2.7324@bignews3.bellsouth.net...
    > is there a way to block all incoming calls where the caller blocks their
    > number? I know I can choose to no answer it but I'd rather just be able

    to
    > do as I can do on my landline phone and reject all "blocked" calls from
    > coming in
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >

  18. >
    > "News" <steve@pelts.netREMOVEME> wrote in message
    > news:VBFBb.10062$Yt2.7324@bignews3.bellsouth.net...
    > > is there a way to block all incoming calls where the caller blocks their
    > > number? I know I can choose to no answer it but I'd rather just be able

    > to
    > > do as I can do on my landline phone and reject all "blocked" calls from
    > > coming in


    The thread that won't die! (grin)

    Come on, Gang......are many people REALLY having a problem with "blocked
    number" calls coming to their cell phones? In fifteen years as a cell phone
    user, this has not been an issue for me. Nor have I heard it from our 4,500
    member REALTORĀ® Board members--all of whom use cellular on a regular basis.
    I hear a lot of other gripes from them, but not this one.

    Let me hasten to say that if folks are using their cell phone as a
    replacement for a landline, there are some precautions to be taken. Don't
    give out your phone number to ANYONE, including utility companies. Give your
    work phone number, where it can go to voice mail if you're not in the
    office. Or sign up for a cheap voice mailbox with a local paging company
    and give THAT number. It's still cheaper than a landline phone. Since it's
    answered 24/7 by a machine, you'll get very little from telemarketers.

    Be very wary of systems which REJECT "number-blocked" calls, unless you live
    in a very small world which you absolutely control. Examples of calls from
    blocked phones which most folks would prefer get through:

    *Your daughter is calling from a pay phone because she just locked her keys
    (and cell phone) inside her car;

    *The appliance serviceman who is calling from his cell phone to get better
    directions to your house;

    *The doctor who is on call and is returning your request for advice about
    your son with the 102-degree temperature (and who is slightly outside his
    normal footprint, causing his cell phone number not to transmit);

    *Your friends who, like you, both BLOCK their numbers and REJECT blocked
    calls.

    I think I see a sitcom story line or movie sub-plot developing. Single guy
    meets great gal (played by Julia Roberts?) at party. She asks for his phone
    number. In giving it, he forgets to tell her she will have to unblock her
    phone. A few weeks later, he sees her at another party, but this time, she
    is dating his best friend or brother. He says, "I thought you would call."

    "I tried," she replies. "But your phone would not accept the call. With
    Jerry, I got right through. Sorry, Charlie."

    Watch for this one next season. And if you call to tell me you enjoyed it,
    UNBLOCK YOUR NUMBER, Dimwit! :)

    -Paul-
  19. brianric

    brianric Guest

    I have two cell phones. Only 10 people have the number to one of them, so I
    always answer that one. The other cell phone, if you are not on my contact
    list, you go straight to voice mail.
    "Real Estate Agent" <spamblockCaryRealtor@nc.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:XA2Jb.230875$I53.9815594@twister.southeast.rr.com...
    >
    > "Tom Parker" ...
    > > Look you stupid fuck. You may not want to block your phone, but others
    > > may. Having someone call with a blocked number is annoying. If you
    > > can't unblock your number or you won't, then don't call.
    > >
    > > Your perception of why a number shouldn't be blocked is annoying.
    > >
    > > ES&D
    > >

    >
    > Okay. For you, I'll make an exception. Block your number and I'll reject
    > you. You just proved that there is a caller I don't want to hear from.
    > :)
    >
    > -Paul-
    >
    >
  20. "brianric" ...
    > I have two cell phones. Only 10 people have the number to one of them, so

    I
    > always answer that one. The other cell phone, if you are not on my contact
    > list, you go straight to voice mail.


    Ah.....another TWO phone subscriber! Actually, I suspect there are quite a
    few of us with dual handsets.

    I should have realized something when posting, previously. When discussing
    this, it is significant to know whether a phone is used for "business" or
    "personal". My perspective is from the "business" side, so I take all calls.

    The distinction is important. I can see that a phone used 100% for personal
    calls gives folks more latitude in choosing whether to accept. I still stand
    by my caution that family members might call from a blocked phone, on
    occasion. Never mind how I know. (grin).

    -Paul-

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