Phone feature, "ignore last number".

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by hp1729, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. hp1729

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    Could the next phone feature be one to ignore the last number that called you in the future?
    I get tired of those "Are your carpets dirty" robo-phone calls. "Congratulations, you have won a free cruise ...". "We know you have recently inquired about a payday loan ... or social security benefits ..."
    Can't I just push an "ignore" button and have future phone calls from that number ignored.
     
  2. Alec_t

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    A nice feature if it worked, but I'm not sure how effective it would be in practice. A lot of these nuisance callers use spoof calling numbers, which are subject to change.
     
  3. joeyd999

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    Hmmm....no one has ever called me in the future. If I receive such a call, I think I'd have a few questions to ask.
     
  4. SLK001

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    No, joey, in the future, not from the future!
     
  5. #12

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    The, "Do Not Call" list doesn't work, but number blocking exists.
    Yes, spoofing a number gets past that. I have even looked at my Caller ID when it indicated that I was calling myself from the phone that was ringing!
    So, just don't answer any number you don't recognize. Let their recording talk to your answering machine. Erasing it is a one button job.
     
  6. hp1729

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    Thanks, now how can I correct a typo in the title? :)
     
  7. #12

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    Click on, "Report" and ask a moderator for help.
     
  8. SLK001

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    Leave it as it is... I thought that "pgnore" was a programming function!
     
  9. bertus

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    Hello,

    In holland we have the "bel me niet register".
    https://www.bel-me-niet.nl/
    There you can register your number to block unwanted calls.
    When someone calls you and you are registered on "bel me niet", you can file a complaint.

    Bertus
     
  10. Alec_t

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    Does that have any useful effect in Holland? Here in the UK we have a similar registration system with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS), which does prevent some junk calls but it is totally useless in deterring junk calls from abroad (which many are), or from sales-people who pretend they're conducting a survey (surveys are exempt from the TPS arrangement).
     
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  11. #12

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    Useless in the U.S. too.
    Your complaint must spell out every particular of the caller and their business. Address, phone number, corporate name, etc When you start asking, they hang up.
     
  12. Rodney Phillips

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    The iPhone allows you to block numbers fairly easily. Just tap the "i" icon next to the number in your Recents list, then tap Block Caller. The problem is these types of calls use spoofed numbers and may not be a different number every time.
     
  13. bertus

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    Hello,

    In holland they must tell you right in the beginning of the phonecall from who they are and who they represent.
    They very often use protected numbers, that will not show up on your telephone.

    Bertus
     
  14. atferrari

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    My brother does not answer any call from undisclosed numbers. I do not like the attitude but have to recognize he is not facing the nuissance of those I get along the weeks. Problem is, for me, that any prospective customer, in an emergency will resort to calling me on the phone and I cannot risk to loose any one of them.
     
  15. GopherT

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    The Original Poster should see some text links just above post #1. One option should be "thread tools" with a drop-down arrow - then "edit title".
     
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  16. MrSoftware

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    I think every modern cell phone has the option to ignore numbers. On Android you just look at the call log and choose to block calls and text from the problem number. What we really need is for those "block these numbers" lists to be automatically shared between phones (product idea for someone with time!). Then the spammers will get only 1 or 2 calls before the "from" number gets blocked by everyone.

    However they do in fact change the "from" numbers frequently by spoofing. Lately I keep getting calls from the same spammer, so I block the number then 24 hours later I get the same call again but from a different phone number.
     
  17. Dodgydave

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    If you're getting nuisance calls on your mobile, install Trucaller app, blocks any pesky critter! including texts.


    https://www.truecaller.com
     
  18. mcgyvr

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    Yep.. Its on most smart phones already.. Sometimes buried.. sometimes you need an app,etc..
    But for many its a native function of the phone already.. blocked contacts or cell rejection,etc..
    Is there just need to find our where your specific phone vendor has buried it..
     
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