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why no good call blocking app?

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okiejack Calculating status...
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Jun 27, 2012 7:34 PM

Is there any good way to block calls?  The gov. No Call List does not seem to be very effective. 

iMac (27-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.6.4), also iPad & iPhone 4s
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,140 points)
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    Jun 27, 2012 7:39 PM (in response to okiejack)

    Because apps cannot have access to the core functions of the iphone.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,445 points)
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    Jun 28, 2012 4:38 AM (in response to okiejack)

    AT&T offers call blocking services. Contact them.

  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (18,635 points)
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    Jun 28, 2012 6:42 AM (in response to okiejack)

    So, back to my question:  would such an app described need to "access the core function of the iPhone"?

    Yes.  TM's are easy to handle... if you don't recognize the caller, don't answer.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,840 points)
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    Jun 28, 2012 7:30 AM (in response to okiejack)

    Put yourself on the national Do Not Call list and start filing complaints with the FCC at donotcall.gov for every call you get.

     

    To answer the question, yes, such an app would require access to the core functions of the phone and would pose a security risk. Do not expect Apple to open up the APIs necessary to implement that functionality.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,445 points)
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    Jun 28, 2012 7:53 AM (in response to okiejack)

    The Do Not Call registry can take a while to work. If you've just signed up, it might take a couple of months before the rate of calls slows down.

  • Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,695 points)
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    Jun 28, 2012 8:01 AM (in response to okiejack)

    The do-not-call registry is a partial answer becase the telemarketers are not supposed to be accessing cell phones to begin with, but some do, and there are so many loopholes in the do-not-call regulations that a great many get through and filing a complaint is pointless.  Anyone who you have ever done business with and charitable organizations are exempt.  Anyone you have ever done business with is a very nebulous category, all you have to do is buy something on-line, in a store and they have you.  If you buy in a store and are required to put your phone number on the check, if you use a check, they have you.

     

    All of that said, file a complaint, if it holds up they will get a fine of $29,000 per violation.

  • iPhone_Warrior Level 3 Level 3 (625 points)
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    Jun 28, 2012 8:04 AM (in response to okiejack)

    okiejack wrote:

     

    I create a contact with a name "Tm #" with # being sequential.

    If you are creating them in a contact then google 'iphone silent ringtone' then set that tone for each TM#.

  • imagary Calculating status...
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    Dec 6, 2012 10:52 AM (in response to okiejack)

    Then, why not provide that function so that no app is needed? In my opinion the call blocking is a must, unless some identity theft has paid apple a desent amount of money to prevent it from adding th funtion.

  • iPhone_Warrior Level 3 Level 3 (625 points)
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    Dec 6, 2012 2:05 PM (in response to imagary)

    True call blocking is done at the carrier level. Even if there was an 'app' the call would still be received on the phone. So if you don't want to use the carrier to block the call(s) google for a silent ring tone.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,445 points)
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    Dec 6, 2012 2:31 PM (in response to imagary)

    Submit your feedback directly to Apple using the appropriate link on the Feedback page:

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback

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