Questions tagged [call-screening]

Questions about methods to block or otherwise handle calls from specific phone numbers.

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

Last night I got a telemarketing call on my Verizon Droid X. I was horrified, to say the least. I absolutely do NOT want telemarketers wasting my time and minutes with their B.S. I looked into ...
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Can I block calls based on a specific number prefix or pattern?

Is it possible to block calls starting with a specific number? For instance, I want to block calls from numbers starting with 1408 as they are all spam calls. The digits following these four, keep ...
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Any apps that will allow me to set a profile that only allows emergency calls through?

I work third shift so I sleep during the day but I get calls all day long so I shut my ringer off. I would like to be able to set a couple phone numbers that can ring through no matter what. Using ...
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Call blocking with spoken message?

Does anyone know of a call blocker that will let you create a voice message for blocked calls? What I want is to block calls from hidden numbers. This is almost always salespeople so I want to just ...
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Block all calls from area code unless in Contacts

I need a way to block all calls from an area code, unless the number is in my contact list. Anyone know of a way to do that? I found plenty of apps that can block by area code, but they'll also ...
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How can I distinguish important calls?

I'm a freelancer and have a somewhat erratic work schedule, so it is rather difficult for me to tell people at which times I'm available, which means that occasionally people call me while I'm at a ...
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How to block private numbers

I am getting way to many calls from marketers these days. I have listed my number on no call list and they still keep calling. Most of the time I can't be bothered to report everyone. How to block ...
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Blocking a call without the calling party knowing it

Most call blocking apps will reject/hang up the calls from blacklisted numbers. But the calling party comes to know that there call was rejected. Is there any way or any app which can really "block" ...
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Block incoming and outgoing calls and texts

I have a strange request. Does anyone know of an app that can block incoming AND outgoing calls and texts from certain numbers as well as be password protected (e.g. you need a password to edit, ...
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Free app to block calls and SMS based on pattern

I use Callblocker currently, but the unwanted calls come from different numbers each with the same first 5 digits. Is there a free Android app to block them based on this pattern?
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Call barring in Android

Is call barring is a native Android feature? I mean blocking of outgoing calls. In some Android articles I see the screenshots where call barring is present in settings but in recent Android versions ...
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How can I send incoming calls from unknown numbers directly to voicemail?

I have received incoming calls from an unknown number (no caller ID provided). When I answer, I get a recording which is clearly spam. Is there a way to send calls from an unknown number directly to ...
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Disable calls and SMS and use only mobile data with active SIM card

I have a Sony Xperia Z1 packed with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. I'm interested if it's possible to setup my phone to not receive any phone calls or SMS. I would like to use my Internet connection only, ...
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Send blind calls to voicemail?

I'm getting more and more blind calls on my cellphone from telemarketers. Is there an application that can send all incoming blind calls to voicemail? FWIW, I'm running Cyanogenmod on a Galaxy Nexus....
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Managing calls between carrier number and Google Voice, using GV as primary

I'm looking for the best way to set-up/manage my calls between the carrier # and Google Voice as I use both. I'm using a Samsung S4 on VZW (however I would prefer to use phone/Google Voice/app to ...