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Spam call blocker

rh71

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I've been using Mr. Number on Android for a while and it's good at intercepting spam calls (not even a ring, then pops up a msg it blocked a number) but seconds later I'm getting these telemarketers leaving me voicemail instead, which I have to proactively delete. Shouldn't a call blocker just hang up instead of sending them to voicemail - don't see a setting? I wrote to their support with no response.

Am I the only one experiencing this? Is there something better out there? I don't want to simply block all contacts not in my list.
 

Anubis

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what phone do you have?

on the pixel this is build right into android
 

Crono

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I haven't used it in a while, but Truecaller is one of the better ones.
 

rh71

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what phone do you have?

on the pixel this is build right into android
Note 3 - on Android 5.0

What does it do now exactly? Need something like a national blacklist, not something that is just appended to by me.

My wife has an S7 and I installed Mr. Number on there too, not seeing any default way to do it. But I don't think she gets VMs - thought they were random with that anyway.
 
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ZGR

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If you are rooted there are a variety of options. The best I can think of is Root Call Blocker Pro but there may be better ones.
 

Anubis

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Note 3 - on Android 5.0

What does it do now exactly? Need something like a national blacklist, not something that is just appended to by me.

My wife has an S7 and I installed Mr. Number on there too, not seeing any default way to do it. But I don't think she gets VMs - thought they were random with that anyway.
you still have to manually add numbers
but the calls stop coming
 

WelshBloke

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My wife has an S7 and I installed Mr. Number on there too, not seeing any default way to do it. But I don't think she gets VMs - thought they were random with that anyway.
She doesn't have this option?
 

pauldun170

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I've been using Mr. Number on Android for a while and it's good at intercepting spam calls (not even a ring, then pops up a msg it blocked a number) but seconds later I'm getting these telemarketers leaving me voicemail instead, which I have to proactively delete. Shouldn't a call blocker just hang up instead of sending them to voicemail - don't see a setting? I wrote to their support with no response.

Am I the only one experiencing this? Is there something better out there? I don't want to simply block all contacts not in my list.
I use Verizon's call \message block functionality on the website.
If you have verizon, Log in with your account, and you should see options to block specific numbers.
 

rh71

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She doesn't have this option?
Not sure what good that would do other than identifying the caller - does it actually block known spammers against an outside list?

Mr. Number is perfect other than sending the caller to VM. I saw in Truecaller that there's an option on how to block calls - Reject Automatically. Not quite sure if that also sends them to VM yet - or how well the app will work overall.
 

WelshBloke

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Not sure what good that would do other than identifying the caller - does it actually block known spammers against an outside list?
It will tell you if it's a spam caller and give you the option to block them in the future.
 

rh71

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It will tell you if it's a spam caller and give you the option to block them in the future.
It's always a varied number - which is why a national shared list is better. Sometimes on Mr. Number there's numbers that come up and you can read others' comments which also helps.
 

Raduque

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I don't think you can reject or hang up on a ringing call without sending it to VM, unless you simply turn off your voicemail.

Maybe using a third-party voicemail service/app that can deny blocked calls from leaving a voicemail.
 

Dulanic

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An app called should I answer has a option to answer and hang up immediately so they can't leave a voicemail.

 
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rh71

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An app called should I answer has a option to answer and hang up immediately so they can't leave a voicemail.

Thanks, does anyone know if these companies record who "picks up" and in turn uses them for further telemarketing lists? Just curious how they work.
 
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