Currently Being ModeratedOct 20, 2013 2:08 PM (in response to CelebrityDNA)
I agree that blocking "No Caller Id" calls is the MOST important feature of any Do Not Distrub funtion. If the phone can display the message "No Caller Id" then it should be smart enough not to bother me with any ringing.
Truthfully, I've given up on Apple after iOS 7. Can Android phones block junk calls?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 20, 2013 2:31 PM (in response to tom_302)
Can Android phones block junk calls?
Not any of the ones I've had. I've had about a dozen in the last two years as my work swaps out my phone every three months. Blocking calls with no caller ID information is a carrier feature.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 20, 2013 3:39 PM (in response to tom_302)
Android CAN block caller ID, but it looks like you need an app for the purpose. It looks like iPhone can do the same thing. Here's one app that claims to have the function, no idea if it works.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 20, 2013 6:00 PM (in response to Meg St._Clair)
ATT says they can NOT block "no caller ID" calls.
They referred me to this app:
The app is free but it uses a monthly paid subscription to work. It costs $5/month.
ATT offered to credit my account $30 so I can use the app for "free" for 5 months.
It does NOT automatically block unknown numbers. Instead, if you get an unknown number you hit the power button twice and it reveals the caller ID. Better than nothing.
I'll post an update regarding if the revealed caller ID is then handled correctly by the phone's contact-block feature.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 20, 2013 6:21 PM (in response to Marc Wilson)
yeah, I wish I hadn't linked that app. It's a worthless scam.
TrapCall seems like it might work, I have installed it and waiting for the robocaller to hit me again.
I had to go thru the authenticate proceedure twice before it accepted it but I've got it working now.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 21, 2013 6:12 AM (in response to whytobother2)
too difficult to actually implement because of carrier policies.
No way. The phone can already detect & display "No Caller Id".
More likely, Apple sees value in forcing customers to whitelist their contacts if they don't want to be disturbed. (e.g. for mining & selling the info to advertisers, government agencies, etc.)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2013 4:01 AM (in response to CelebrityDNA)
Seriously apple this has become ridiculous already... Y'all need to allow us iphone users to be able to control who is calling our phone....!!!! There are apps that work miracles on android devices for blocked callers and callers with no caller ID's... I know... I've had that app before... Apple seems to just want us to constantly be paying for everything... Which is insane... Please get something done already... Because to be getting calls constantly at 3am or 4am by someone calling with no caller ID has become a nuisance... I should not have to pay to block callers... We live in a millennium where technology has become so advanced that I find it extremely hard to believe that apple for some reason isn't able to do this.... Get it together apple... Keep your customers satisfied...
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2013 4:30 AM (in response to CelebrityDNA)
I recently recalled that iPhone used to have a feature that you could assign custom default ringtones to callers who are on your contact list, callers without caller ID, etc. Then they took that function away.
It never did quite what is wanted because you could not turn vibrate OFF no matter what you did. They seem to have fixed that now, though. And it proves that they CAN handle no caller ID calls uniquely, just as tom_302 says.
All Apple needs to do is restore that feature. Then just record a silent ringtone and turn vibrate OFF. Best would be to send it directly to VM.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2013 4:44 AM (in response to CelebrityDNA)
They did... I noticed today that that feature was no longer available... I had posted on another discussion because I looked in my blocked list and that is where I noticed it no longer had the private and unknown callers I blocked on there when the ios 7 update first came out and that is where I noticed that they must have disabled this feature when the new ios 7.2 I believe that's what it's called became available for the iPhone to fix the bugs and where people were able to bypass the lock screen and still get into your phone... That's why apple can't say it isn't possible... It sure is possible...!!!!