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  • Marc Wilson Level 4 Level 4 (1,045 points)

    Expert8778 wrote:

     

    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....!!!!

     

    Nothing Apple or anyone else can do will allow you to control who can call your phone from the phone.  Only the carrier has that power.

     

    Apple seems to just want us to constantly be paying for everything...

     

    There's no payment taking place here.  You don't pay Apple for calls made to your device, you pay your carrier, and you only pay your carrier if you answer the phone.

     

    Because to be getting calls constantly at 3am or 4am by someone calling with no caller ID has become a nuisance...

     

    Then use the built-in Do Not Disturb... that's what it's there for.

     

    I should not have to pay to block callers...

     

    Still not seeing where you're being asked to pay for anything.

     

    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...

     

    Apple has.  You just refuse to use it.

  • CelebrityDNA Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    > Then use the built-in Do Not Disturb.

     

    Not everyone has the luxury of turning the phone off.

     

    Tom_302 raised a good point.  The phone knows there's no caller ID, that's why it knows to display "No Caller ID" in the display.  If it can do that, why can't it also ignore that call?  Of course it can, Apple prefers to force us to deal with it.

  • Marc Wilson Level 4 Level 4 (1,045 points)

    CelebrityDNA wrote:

     

    > Then use the built-in Do Not Disturb.

     

    Not everyone has the luxury of turning the phone off.

     

    Only you have mentioned turning the phone off.

  • zaklee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So as I understand the DND function to work you can set a schedule or manually turn DND on. Then you set DND to allow calls from "Everyone", "No One", "Favorites" or defined groups.

     

    So to block the few offending call types, namely "Blocked", "Unknown", "Restricted" and "No Caller ID" (all of which the phone clearly identifies) I should sort my 760 some odd contacts in to groups and make sure that every new contact add is also correctly assigned.

     

    It is true that DND will accomplish the goal albeit in roundabout burdensome, complicated way. So yeah, Apple gave us a solution. Unfortunately it's a poor one. Perhaps that's why we've chosen not to use it while searching, begging and pleading for them to implement the obviously possible and clearly more user friendly solution.

     

    Barring implementing this reach-around method, the only other possible solution is to pay the carrier. So the earlier post is being asked to pay for blocking (by his carrier) because Apple won't let the iPhone do what it should and competitors' phones do.

     

    The only reasonable explanation for Apple refusing to implement this is that it would affect their agreements with the carriers. Might be wrong but I'm pretty sure those are based on money...

  • zaklee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh, forgot to mention that you can't create groups directly on iOS devices. Need to log in to iCloud or (maybe) use contacts on your Mac (assuming you don't use a PC or an Exchange Server or who know what else that doesn't work). I don't think you can even add new contacts to an existing group on any iOS device. So once you've added all those new business contacts onto your phone at the networking event you better run off and log into iCloud so you can assign them to an allowed group before you miss the million dollar call... May as well just turn the thing off. Or toss it in a lake.

  • Yartoday Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Apple needs to do this!  I called my carrier, Verizon.  For an additional $5 per month they can give me a new plan that includes the capability to block no caller ID.  I've been robo called about 30 times in the last couple of weeks.  Usually 3 or 4 times per day.  WhenI answer, the line beeps 3 times and goes dead.  How do I know it's not Verizon attempting to get more $$ from me by annoying me?

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (46,820 points)

    Yartoday wrote:

     

    Apple needs to do this!  I called my carrier, Verizon.  For an additional $5 per month they can give me a new plan that includes the capability to block no caller ID.  I've been robo called about 30 times in the last couple of weeks.  Usually 3 or 4 times per day.  WhenI answer, the line beeps 3 times and goes dead.  How do I know it's not Verizon attempting to get more $$ from me by annoying me?

    Because they wouldn't expend that kind of effort to get $5 month from you. It wouldn't be profitable. And, it would be illegal.

  • puttitat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yup, my LG G2 can block calls from "Unknown Caller ID" with the factory software! (And of course blacklist texts and calls from any number you desire)

  • garry gold Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That is one big problem is that these telly sales callers often call you on "NO CALLER ID"

    why cant we block these calls?

    This needs to be sorted because most of these call you on a with held number.

    So Apple Pleeeeaaasssse get this sorted.

  • Thomas Tempelmann Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Maybe in the U.S. (but I don't even believe that!). But there are other countries in this world where this is only a problem with iPhones. The problem is not the carrier but Apple's short-sightedness.

  • Nelson292 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree, i contacted my carrier, and she specifically said that Iphone should be able to block calls. Considering its one of the best phones in the world, it cant even block a "Unknown Caller", then i rather have a android. The android i had before had a app that could block those unknown callers, but now Apple doesn't even have app for that. Which makes it kinda stupid. Especially if u spend like 700 dollars for the latest Apple Product. Which android is around 400-500 dollars and you are able to block "Unknown Calls".

  • abntrp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Cut your loses, switch to droid. Apple *****! And it ain't gettin any better in the future, bank on it.

  • Drdata1967 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You know I've read your obnoxious reply a fed times here . The thing is it's unreasonable to assume that those if us who use our phones for business, or emergency contact  calls have the leisure to just restrict our incoming calls to people that are already in our address book, I want to keep myself open to legitimate calls and close myself off to people who would choose to block their caller ID, as these are almost 100% telemarketers trying to get me to buy my own credit report, or some other completely stupid or wasteful thing that eats up my time and battery.

     

    It's not unreasonable to want the ability to block these via app or service or whatever .. And if anyone from Virgin Mobile Canada ever reads this , I'd be HAPPY to give you $5.00 a month to get this service if Apple won't provide a software solution ..

  • LeschiGuy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I want this too.

  • zaklee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just sent this to Apple through the iPhone feedback page. Maybe if more of us do the same.

     

    "Many users, including myself, are clammoring for Apple to allow us to block calls that do not have a caller ID. These calls usually display "Unknown" or "Blocked" and are almost always from telemarketers. We understand that it's possible to block numbers for contacts in our address book/contacts. We also understand that it's possible to block all calls and then add all contacts to a whitelist of allowed callers. Both options are cumbersome, especially for those of us that use our iPhones for business, have hundreds of contacts, and add contacts frequently. Most other device manufacturers include this feature independent of blocking services offered by their carrier.

     

    Please review this user forum thread: https://discussions.apple.com/message/24156187?ac_cid=tw123456#24156187"