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Old December 6th 04, 04:53 AM
NotMe
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Default Any phones allow blocking phone number?

I ported my home phone to my Verizon cell phone.
I'm getting a few calls from telemarketers despite being signed up for the
Federal do not call list. I know what number they are dialing from as it
appears on the caller id.

As a result, I don't answer the call but would like to block these numbers
from calling my phone.

Do any cell phones have the capability of blocking a phone number from
calling?

Thanks


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Old December 6th 04, 05:47 AM
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I do not know of any phones that allow you to block specific numbers, but
many Motorola phones, including my V60s, allow you to optionally (simple
toggle) block all phone numbers that are not in your personal phonebook.
When this setting is enabled, any call from a number that is not in your
phonebook, including blocked or unavailable, goes directly to voicemail.

"NotMe" wrote in message
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I ported my home phone to my Verizon cell phone.
I'm getting a few calls from telemarketers despite being signed up for the
Federal do not call list. I know what number they are dialing from as it
appears on the caller id.

As a result, I don't answer the call but would like to block these numbers
from calling my phone.

Do any cell phones have the capability of blocking a phone number from
calling?

Thanks




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Old December 6th 04, 06:02 AM
NotMe
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Thanks for the reply!

I also have a v60s. Do you remember how you turned on this feature? Do you
find that you miss a lot of calls from people who aren't in your phone book?



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I do not know of any phones that allow you to block specific numbers, but
many Motorola phones, including my V60s, allow you to optionally (simple
toggle) block all phone numbers that are not in your personal phonebook.
When this setting is enabled, any call from a number that is not in your
phonebook, including blocked or unavailable, goes directly to voicemail.

"NotMe" wrote in message
news:[email protected]_s03...
I ported my home phone to my Verizon cell phone.
I'm getting a few calls from telemarketers despite being signed up for

the
Federal do not call list. I know what number they are dialing from as

it
appears on the caller id.

As a result, I don't answer the call but would like to block these

numbers
from calling my phone.

Do any cell phones have the capability of blocking a phone number from
calling?

Thanks






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Old December 6th 04, 06:23 AM
Steve Sobol
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tgw wrote:
I do not know of any phones that allow you to block specific numbers,


Nokia handsets have traditionally supported this feature - I know my 6185 did.
The call obviously needs to have caller ID info for this to work. Don't know if
the 3589 or 6015 support this.

What happens is that the phone simply doesn't ring if someone calls from a
blocked number. The caller will hear the typical 4-6 rings and then go to voice
mail; the callee won't even know there was a call from that number.

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Old December 6th 04, 08:07 AM
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"Steve Sobol" wrote in message ...
What happens is that the phone simply doesn't ring if someone calls from a blocked number. The caller will hear the typical 4-6
rings and then go to voice mail; the callee won't even know there was a call from that number.


On other less capable phones you can associate a silent ringtone with
a number so at least you don't get bugged.

Roger


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Old December 6th 04, 06:48 PM
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NotMe wrote:
I ported my home phone to my Verizon cell phone.
I'm getting a few calls from telemarketers despite being signed up

for the
Federal do not call list. I know what number they are dialing from

as it
appears on the caller id.

As a result, I don't answer the call but would like to block these

numbers
from calling my phone.

Do any cell phones have the capability of blocking a phone number

from
calling?

Thanks


To my knowledge there aren't any cell phones that do what you want to
do.

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Old December 6th 04, 06:48 PM
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NotMe wrote:
I ported my home phone to my Verizon cell phone.
I'm getting a few calls from telemarketers despite being signed up

for the
Federal do not call list. I know what number they are dialing from

as it
appears on the caller id.

As a result, I don't answer the call but would like to block these

numbers
from calling my phone.

Do any cell phones have the capability of blocking a phone number

from
calling?

Thanks


To my knowledge there aren't any cell phones that do what you want to
do.

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Old December 12th 04, 01:18 AM
mark devoll
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that is why it is a bad idea to port your home number to your cell phone.
jass's like them will keep calling you even if your on the list.

"NotMe" wrote in message
news:[email protected]_s03...
I ported my home phone to my Verizon cell phone.
I'm getting a few calls from telemarketers despite being signed up for the
Federal do not call list. I know what number they are dialing from as it
appears on the caller id.

As a result, I don't answer the call but would like to block these numbers
from calling my phone.

Do any cell phones have the capability of blocking a phone number from
calling?

Thanks




 




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