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    Blocking certain phone numbers

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    Blocking certain phone numbers
    Can you block certain people/phone numbers on the iphone? I just got an iphone and now this certain person's number isn't blocked anymore.

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    Blocking certain phone numbers
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    Haven't seen a way to do it.
    Not one shown in the "iPhone:The Missing Manual" either.

    Give Apple or AT&T a call. Meantime, set their ringtone different from everyone else's. That way you won't even have to look at the phone to know who it is.
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    There are third party apps that let you block individual numbers for Windows Mobile. I haven't seen one in Installer.app for the iPhone, but perhaps we might see something with the release of the SDK.

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    Thanks. I talked to AT&T and they can't even block single numbers. They can block all incoming calls though. A lot of use a cell phone would be if you couldn't receive any calls, lol.

    Hopefully Apple adds something in a future release that lets you block certain people. Phone calls 24 hours a day can be pretty annoying.

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    Record 30 seconds of silence in Garage Band and make that your custom ringtone.... Might help for now.

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    No wireless carrier has the ability to block individual numbers from calling you or texting you. You can either block all calls or texts or none at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by savagehenry View Post
    Record 30 seconds of silence in Garage Band and make that your custom ringtone.... Might help for now.
    Great solution there.
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    Blocking certain phone numbers

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    Quote Originally Posted by savagehenry View Post
    Record 30 seconds of silence in Garage Band and make that your custom ringtone.... Might help for now.
    Good idea!

    Hey Bob, what part of Dallas are you in?

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    Blocking certain phone numbers

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    I keep getting called by (877) 944-2706
    (877) 944-2706 has called me 6 times in the last 24 hours, even though I am registered on the "Do Not Call" list. They ring my iPhone, then they hang up on me.

    Do I get charged for this? Does this dig into my available minutes?

    Is this a service from AT&T that is not connecting to me for some reason? I tried searching this number in Google, and elsewhere, and have found no info as to who this caller is.

    Does anyone else have this problem too?

    What are my options?

    Thank you.

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    If you Jailbreak your phone, there are Apps that will do it. Not worth it IMHO though.


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    Blocking certain phone numbers

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    MM this sounds like a problem, what happend if a friend just kept calling you repeatedly?

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    MCleaner for jailbroken iPhones works quite well. I think the trial period was 14 days, after that it was $12 to buy, has many options as well as scheduling, blacklist/whitelist and how to deny blacklisted calls (hang up, answer & hangup, send to voicemail, etc)
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    Blocking certain phone numbers

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    AT&T does offer a solution, but its $5 a month, Called Smart Limits. We had to add it to my wifes iPhone account to block some people from calling 5 or 6 times aday.

    AT&T Smart Limits for Wireless | Wireless from AT&T, formerly Cingular

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    Blocking certain phone numbers

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    Quote Originally Posted by OUinLA View Post
    Thanks. I talked to AT&T and they can't even block single numbers. They can block all incoming calls though. A lot of use a cell phone would be if you couldn't receive any calls, lol.

    Hopefully Apple adds something in a future release that lets you block certain people. Phone calls 24 hours a day can be pretty annoying.
    Problem is Apple being teamed up with AT&T. It's been awhile since this post but is there an app to block numbers now? Let's face it, blocking all incoming isn't going to work for anyone.

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    Reference Savagehenry's solution: Make a contact named "unknown" as new contact. Plug in all the numbers that have been annoying you. Set the ringtone to your "silent clip" ringtone made in GarageBand. Voila! Lengthy workaround, but it works - and it's free!

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