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how to block calls on iphone

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washington4 Calculating status...
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Mar 13, 2013 9:33 AM

How do I block calls on iphone?

  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,395 points)
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    Mar 13, 2013 9:34 AM (in response to washington4)

    No way to block calls on any cell phone. Contact your carrier to see if they offer call blocking. Some do, some don't. Thats the only way to block calls.

  • Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,815 points)
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    Mar 13, 2013 9:34 AM (in response to washington4)

    You cannot block calls yourself, the carrier has to do the block for you.

  • Posaune Guy Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    Mar 13, 2013 11:57 AM (in response to washington4)

    My workaround is this:

     

    1) Create a silent ringtone.

    2) Add the numbers you want to block to your contacts and assign the silent ringtone and no vibration.

     

    When someone calls from that number, your phone will not ring or vibrate.

  • hexonxonx Level 4 Level 4 (2,430 points)
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    Mar 13, 2013 3:10 PM (in response to washington4)

    Just to show the OP, there are phones out there that can block a number from calling you, the iPhone isn't one of them. This is on a cheap phone I bought at Walmart a few months ago.

     

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  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,395 points)
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    Mar 13, 2013 3:28 PM (in response to hexonxonx)

    You do realize that the calls are not actually being blocked, correct? They still come to the phone, just being intercepted by the app, but are not actually blocked. You can do the same thing with a silent ringtone and a contact entry.

  • hexonxonx Level 4 Level 4 (2,430 points)
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    Mar 13, 2013 10:47 PM (in response to wjosten)

    The point is that they can still be blocked by pressing one button and they go to one list for easy viewing.

  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,395 points)
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    Mar 14, 2013 1:39 AM (in response to hexonxonx)

    hexonxonx wrote:

    The point is that they can still be blocked by pressing one button

     

    No, I guess you still don't get it...if the call comes to your phone, and it does, guess what? It has not been blocked. Why? Because as stated, only a carrier can block calls.

  • Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,815 points)
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    Mar 14, 2013 3:31 AM (in response to hexonxonx)

    wj is right on this, it doesn't matter whether you press one button or two or three, you, the user, cannot block calls.  They still come through, and if you have call waiting you will get the interrupt signal if you are on a call.  Only the cell provider has the power to actually block a call.

  • Emptyheaded Calculating status...
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    May 31, 2013 8:14 AM (in response to Ralph Landry1)

    I block calls on samsung and blocked one of my own numbers when I called the blocked phone it didn't ring it just beeped twice and went dead who cares if it isn't true call blocking it works and when I looked on the samsung with call blocker it didn't show number https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.flexaspect.android.everycallco ntrol&hl=en this one app read the reviews it is a cool app

  • Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (18,475 points)
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    May 31, 2013 8:18 AM (in response to Emptyheaded)

    ok we all agree that one can't block phone calls but one can get apps which act like the calls are blocked

    same deal with android or windows phones

    same thing with spam filters on computers and phones really

  • Emptyheaded Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 31, 2013 8:47 AM (in response to Rudegar)

    And that is all I wanted on iPhone now I have to walk around with this samsung s4 which is nice it ain't exactly small and it takes to much room up in my pocket with the case on it it's like having a laptop shoved in there lol

  • jarielsan Calculating status...
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    Jun 25, 2013 9:59 AM (in response to washington4)

    Why is it that after paying so much money for a mobile phone is not possible to choose to block those callers that annoy us everyday.

    If a child is being bullied at school they should be able to block the bullies instantly with any phone, but not with an IPhone.

    If on the next upgrade of os is still not possible to block pestering callers I will switch to android OS.

  • Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,815 points)
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    Jun 25, 2013 12:11 PM (in response to jarielsan)

    At least in the US you cannot block calls on any cell phone or anyother phone.  Only the telephone company can block the phone call.  Some phones come with the ability to have a specific number or identifier entered that results in local "blocking" that is in reality only using a null ringtone.  There is not a true block of the call, it still is transmitted through the carrier's switch gear.

  • jarielsan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 25, 2013 1:28 PM (in response to washington4)

    You and I may call it "blocking a call"

    What I want is the option to disconnect, block, hung up, name it whatever you want - in your great USA-  calls from people, telemarketers or whomever I do not  want to, wish to, hope to, talk or be texted by.

     

    Potato, potato

     

    Give me the option of blocking calls without having to jailbreak my iphone.

     

    Thank You

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