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Native Call Blocking/Recording?

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You could try setting up Google Voice? I believe that will allow you to push spam numbers straight to VM even if they aren't calling your GV number. 

 

Don't quote me on that though... Plus, using Google Voice for VM is just way better than the standard carrier option anyway. 

 

http://www.google.com/googlevoice/about.html#tab=block

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Oh yeah I definitely already use that, the hard part is actually stopping the calls on the native dialer before they ever ring in. I have my normal us cellular number and that's the number they call. They don't call my Google Voice number.

If there was a way for my normal number to go through Google Voice before ringing to me it would work absolutely. The only problem is there's no way to do that without force ending your US Cellular plan. Once you port your US Cellular number over you no longer have a US Cellular plan, or at least I haven't figured out how to do it.

I still really feel like Google dropped the ball by not including some kind of native call blocking ability to the OS

And throw another curve ball at any potential solutions they always call from different numbers. They never generally call from the same number twice, so making a contact and blocking that one contact wouldn't really work since it would be outdated the moment it was created.

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i don't know about native call blocking but you could use the priority interruptions and just edit that to only allow calls/messages from your contacts (or favorited contacts). The down side to that would be if you have alot of people call you that you don't have in your contacts.

 

https://support.google.com/nexus/answer/6111295?hl=en

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Which I usually don't have very many people that are not in my contacts calling me. So I am going to look into that right now, thank you very much!

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You can add the phone number to a dummy contact called "Zblocked" and then in the contact you edit it and then hit settings and then check the box to send directly to voicemail...

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You can add the phone number to a dummy contact called "Zblocked" and then in the contact you edit it and then hit settings and then check the box to send directly to voicemail...

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He gets calls from automated numbers. Not just one.

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Correct, but you can add multiple numbers to that contact to have blocked and just keep adding them as they come in. Then if you make it a google contact anytime you get a new phone it should carry over.

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You can add the phone number to a dummy contact called "Zblocked" and then in the contact you edit it and then hit settings and then check the box to send directly to voicemail...

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I agree, and I would do that, but like zenz said, they call from a different number almost every time (all fake, spoofed numbers) - so far Google Voice has logged 922 different numbers having called on 3000+ occasions.

 

If it were that easy id do that in a heartbeat - but what i need to do is just stop ALL calls that arent in my contacts and send them to voicemail.  If it's important, I'll call them back, but with them calling 5-10 times a day it's hard to just ignore it every time (i get MAYBE 1-2 real calls a day otherwise, but i keep it on me) 

 

It's a problem, ive done everything shy of changing my number, including seeking legal advice and trying to file FCC complaints - you name it, ive tried it.

 

I DID that for a while, I'd add the new number, but they NEVER call from the same number more than a couple times, so adding it to a blocked contact wont do anything since none of those numbers will ever call again anyway.

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Wow... I know I get a few random ones every week. That's crazy... At least "normal people" should be able to use the methods posted here who still don't have everyone in contacts. I have my work phone forwarded to my google voice forwarded to my number so I need to be able to answer some random calls.

Best of luck.

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Thank you!

 

But dont think I dont appreciate your input, I most certainly do!  It's just that i've tried almost everything imaginable and the easiest solution (blocking everything i dont have as a contact) seems to be the only real effective way to manage it.

 

It's still not a solution, but it keeps those A-holes from ringing my phone, which since they can't be stopped by legal means, it my only choice.

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Legal means? I thought they passed a law several years ago that if you tell these telemarketers not to call and they keep calling then they'll get in trouble. Now getting anyone to do anything about it may be another story Idk. Of course I might be misremembering also.

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They're not telemarketing, they just straight up scam you.

I have YouTube videos of them trying to scam me.

Cardholder Services. That's the name they go by. The FCC has a $50,000 bounty on their heads.

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They're not telemarketing, they just straight up scam you.

I have YouTube videos of them trying to scam me.

Cardholder Services. That's the name they go by. The FCC has a $50,000 bounty on their heads.

Ya I saw the one with the credit card debt because of porn. Lol

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They're not telemarketing, they just straight up scam you.

I have YouTube videos of them trying to scam me.

Cardholder Services. That's the name they go by. The FCC has a $50,000 bounty on their heads.

Have you ever pretended you were an FCC agent when you get someone on the phone?  Could make for a good laugh

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I haven't pretended to be anybody yet, because most of the time I'm sitting at my desk even though there may not be anybody around I'm always normally in the situation where a lot of people could be around in a short amount of time. It's really hard for me to go deep into messing with them and everytime I get the actual opportunity where it's quiet and I'm not around anybody they always either hang up on me immediately or catch on that I'm messing with them before I can get too far.

But I am if nothing else persistent. Eventually I will get them really good

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So, i set up the interuptions - but it still allows the notification that a call was missed to come through (which isn't really all that bad, it's easy enough to clear) but I'd prefer it NOT even have that.

 

On the native blocking ive had in the past if it blocked a call because it wasnt a contact, you didnt know unless you looked at your call log - or had a VM (which these pricks leave 3-4 second voicemails of silence)

 

So they dont stop calling, they leave short useless VM's, and I'm borderline willing to commit a felony to stop them - If anyone has ANY other ideas, I'm open.  

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Rub has videos? 

I'm just fed up with the ongoing Google+ calls I get constantly

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