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How can I reliably screen or block callers on a number-by-number basis?

I'm receiving calls from call-center companies that wan't to offer me services that I don't want. I already ask them to stop calling but they keep trying.. Can I configure my 2.2 Android Phone(Galaxy 551) to block the incomming calls from certain numbers?

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    @Mathew the Question you point to is only resolved if you can use Google Voice service. At this time this service is not available in many countries.
    – Doliveras
    Nov 11, 2011 at 18:34
  • I my contry, Brazil, google voice is still unavaiable for Android.
    – Diogo
    Nov 11, 2011 at 18:35
  • @Doliveras: There are two other answers there which do not require Google Voice, both of which work just fine. Nov 11, 2011 at 19:57

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I am not sure about an option in the system itself but the app mr number will do that for you: The lifehacker article talks about the app http://lifehacker.com/5648876/call-block-unlimited-automates-call-blocking-and-routing-on-android-phones

  • I use this app too. It have a comunity list with telemarketers reported by the users. very powerfull.
    – Doliveras
    Nov 11, 2011 at 18:39

Not positive which version they added the feature or if this is an HTC/T-Mo addition, but on my HTC G2 (running 2.3.3) it can be done without any apps.

While viewing a contact, I can go into the menu -> options and change the ringtone or route calls directly to voicemail. I configured this for a single contact I've called "Blocked" and add numbers to this contact as needed.

Even better, within Google Voice, which I use for voicemail, I go to this entry, edit the Google Voice settings for that entry, and change the selection from which phones to ring to block the caller.

Now my phone doesn't ring and I don't get any voicemails to delete.

  • I didnt find this option on my Galaxy 551.... However, thank you...
    – Diogo
    Nov 11, 2011 at 18:37

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