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  •  For Android phones (0+ / 0-)

    and I'd assume on Iphones, you can use an ap called Callfilter. It will take any calls from Unknown/Unavailable/Private Number and you can set it to send them straight to voicemail- where they usually (99% of the time) hang up.

    I use it and love it.

    Small varmints, if you will.

    by aztecraingod on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 01:19:13 PM PST

    •  Actually, Call Master (or the easier to use (0+ / 0-)

      Root Call Blocker) work even better though both of them require root access (though you don't need S-OFF) so they can intercept and block the call before it even rings/vibrates once and you don't even get a missed call notification.

      Also, there is no way to do such a thing on the iPhone without jailbreaking it.

      You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 03:19:16 PM PST

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      •  In case it's of use to anyone here (0+ / 0-)

        I simply 'save' the number[s] to my addy book ...(as "Spam123xx") and assign a "no ring" to it.   Then, if anyone calls back (they DO, a lot) ... it vibes .... (no ring) ... I don't answer (& I don't waste any time with call-backs).  

        I've got 171 spammers in my addy book (so far).  But, many (MANY) call-backs, that don't phase me.
        This works for old "dumb" phones too...

        ~A govt lobbied, campaigned and selected by corporation... is good for corporation. Bad for people.~ -8.88 -8.36

        by Orj ozeppi on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 03:46:38 PM PST

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        •  Well I like call master because of the scheduling (0+ / 0-)

          and that you can have as many blacklists as you want.  So you can set it to not block from 8:00am to 5:00pm and only allow calls from people in your addressbook from 5:01pm to 7:59am if you want.  It also works for SMS and MMS (and blocks MMS before download so you don't waste your data on spam videos).

          You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

          by Throw The Bums Out on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 03:49:47 PM PST

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