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Problem with frequent wrong numbers.  Can iphone 5 solve my problem?

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I am considering an iphone5 and I would like to keep my existing phone number but I get frequent wrong numbers since my number is one digit different from a hotel. Can I allow calls and texts from my contacts yet send any other calls silently to voicemail?

iPhone 5, iOS 6.0.1
  • ChrisJ4203 Level 7 Level 7 (26,390 points)

    While the iPhone does not do call blocking, you can customize your ringtones. You could always get a silent ringtone (google and you can find several) and set that as your default ringtone. Then select custom ringtones for those people in your contact list. This way when a call comes from someone that is not in your contact list, you do not hear a ringtone. You can also ensure the vibrate selection is off for that default as well so you get no notification of the caller.

  • ChrisJ4203 Level 7 Level 7 (26,390 points)

    You can do that, however the method that I described will let you phone ring for those contacts you know if you set a custom ringtone for them. You have the ability in iOS to set a ringtone for individual contacts rather than use the default ringtone. Then if you set the silent ringtone as the default, and give all of your contacts a different ringtone, when you receive these calls you say you do not want (from people not in your contact list), they would not ring/vibrate and only calls from your contacts would ring.

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