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Strange Number Calling Me...

Barryere
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Hi,

 

Last night around 11:30 pm and today at 10:48 am I got a call from a number (011 678 510 0227), they ring once and hang up.

 

Google provides me with this when I search the number: https://www.listdd.com/678-510-0204

 

How do I block calls with PM?

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Barryere
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Interesting idea, I wouldn't want to use "Blocked" as a contact name though, more like "Spam" it's further down the list.

Barryere
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

I added some numbers to a contact to block communication but I don't see a way to actually block the specific contact from communicating.

@BarryereTechnically not hard, but hard in the politics, CRTC rules and liabilties aspects of it.

Barryere
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Riiiiight...


@Barryere wrote:

I added some numbers to a contact to block communication but I don't see a way to actually block the specific contact from communicating.


I'm not sure which operating system and version you're using, and which model phone, but I've had a smartphone before with no obvious option to block a caller.  What I did was install the Google Contacts app (available in Play Store if you're running Android) and told it so send all calls from some numbers direclty to voicemail.  That won't prevent them from sending you text messages or leaving you voice messages, but at lest your phone won't ring.

Barryere
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

@computergeek541 wrote:

@Barryere wrote:

I added some numbers to a contact to block communication but I don't see a way to actually block the specific contact from communicating.


I'm not sure which operating system and version you're using, and which model phone, but I've had a smartphone before with no obvious option to block a caller.  What I did was install the Google Contacts app (available in Play Store if you're running Android) and told it so send all calls from some numbers direclty to voicemail.  That won't prevent them from sending you text messages or leaving you voice messages, but at lest your phone won't ring.


I'm running with an android phone myself, with Google contacts or what certainly looks like contacts from Google as I sync contacts to my connected gmail account, it syncs with my phone. I do not see an option, unless it's buried, to tell it to direct calls straight to voicemail for a specific contact.

 

In the phone app itself, these are its features. Under voicemail there is nothing about directly calls straight to it.Screenshot_Phone_20190606-162617.png


@Barryere wrote:

@computergeek541 wrote:

@Barryere wrote:

I added some numbers to a contact to block communication but I don't see a way to actually block the specific contact from communicating.


I'm not sure which operating system and version you're using, and which model phone, but I've had a smartphone before with no obvious option to block a caller.  What I did was install the Google Contacts app (available in Play Store if you're running Android) and told it so send all calls from some numbers direclty to voicemail.  That won't prevent them from sending you text messages or leaving you voice messages, but at lest your phone won't ring.


I'm running with an android phone myself, with Google contacts or what certainly looks like contacts from Google as I sync contacts to my connected gmail account, it syncs with my phone. I do not see an option, unless it's buried, to tell it to direct calls straight to voicemail for a specific contact.

 

In the phone app itself, these are its features. Under voicemail there is nothing about directly calls straight to it.Screenshot_Phone_20190606-162617.png


The exact wording will depend on the software that is installed on the phone.  Adding that phone number to Blocked numbers will accomplish the same. And depending on your phone's software, it may also prevent text messages originating from that number from showing on your phone as well.  People who are blocked will still be able to leave voicemail.


@Barryere

 

 wrote:

@computergeek541 wrote:

@Barryere wrote:

I added some numbers to a contact to block communication but I don't see a way to actually block the specific contact from communicating.


I'm not sure which operating system and version you're using, and which model phone, but I've had a smartphone before with no obvious option to block a caller.  What I did was install the Google Contacts app (available in Play Store if you're running Android) and told it so send all calls from some numbers direclty to voicemail.  That won't prevent them from sending you text messages or leaving you voice messages, but at lest your phone won't ring.


I'm running with an android phone myself, with Google contacts or what certainly looks like contacts from Google as I sync contacts to my connected gmail account, it syncs with my phone. I do not see an option, unless it's buried, to tell it to direct calls straight to voicemail for a specific contact.

 

In the phone app itself, these are its features. Under voicemail there is nothing about directly calls straight to it.Screenshot_Phone_20190606-162617.png


It might vary from OS to OS...

On mine I need to open the contact, click on "edit" / the pencil, then on the three dots in the upper right corner to get to this screen: _20190606_133335.JPG

 

Barryere
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Right, my phone has the 3 dots but no such voicemail option.

Barryere
Great Citizen / Super Citoyen

Also I apparently do not have contacts by Google, although it still seems to sync to my Gmail.

 

I searched for Google contacts in the play store and the contacts app is not installed.

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