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Old Dec 22, 2012, 03:26 AM   #1
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Annoying Calls!

Everyday I get a call from these numbers and they are telemarketers that pisses me off when I told them not to call me but they still do. How do I block these two numbers?

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Old Dec 22, 2012, 03:30 AM   #2
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There is no way to block calls on an iPhone unless you jailbreak or get an Android. And before anyone starts, the iOS Do Not Disturb mode does not work and is a half baked implementation.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 03:33 AM   #3
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www.donotcall.gov
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 03:35 AM   #4
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That does not apply to Telemarketers calling from other countries.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 03:42 AM   #5
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That does not work.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 03:47 AM   #6
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Not sure: you could copy them into your phone book with a dedicated name and assign a ring tone so you know you can ignore.
It don't really solve your problem but might help to manage it.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 11:16 AM   #7
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Not sure: you could copy them into your phone book with a dedicated name and assign a ring tone so you know you can ignore.
It don't really solve your problem but might help to manage it.
That dedicated ring tone can be silent and the custom vibration muted to off.
They call you will never know until you see the missed call on the screen.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 03:51 AM   #8
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That does not work.
Hmm next time they call, tell them you are going to report them to the FCC.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 03:54 AM   #9
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Hmm next time they call, tell them you are going to report them to the FCC.
Hahahahaha! That will do nothing. I would just laugh at you.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 02:16 PM   #10
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There is no way to block calls on an iPhone unless you jailbreak or get an Android.
So getting an android is a way to block a call on a iPhone ......
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 02:36 PM   #11
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Yeah it's a pretty big deal and the fact you have told them to stop and they continue means you could be sitting on a potential buck or two.


http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/20...telemarketers/
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 04:32 PM   #12
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I always like to pick up and put the phone on mute and let it sit
But just put a silent ringtone and ignore it for a bit. Theyll stop calling after a bit.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 11:21 AM   #13
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Get your carrier to black list them. Wow, that looks really annoying. I've never had a telemarketer reach me on my cell phone -- home phone, yes, but never my mobile device.

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OP why dont you just ignore the call?

Why all the need to make a song and dance about this?!
Or he could find a way to get the harassing telemarketers blocked? Simply ignoring them is obviously not an option for OP. You should suggest something helpful, or don't suggest anything at all!
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 11:30 AM   #14
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Get your carrier to black list them. Wow, that looks really annoying. I've never had a telemarketer reach me on my cell phone -- home phone, yes, but never my mobile device.



Or he could find a way to get the harassing telemarketers blocked? Simply ignoring them is obviously not an option for OP. You should suggest something helpful, or don't suggest anything at all!
The only way to do it is ask/pay AT&T to block them (they may waiver the $5 if it's nuisance calls - most in the UK do), or have them change your number.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 11:40 AM   #15
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I don't have an iPhone so I may be wrong but I think I read somewhere that the best way to ignore such calls is to make a silent ringtone and assign the unwanted numbers to it.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 11:46 AM   #16
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I'm lucky I don't receive those annoying calls. My dad receives telemarketer calls on his work phone all the time.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 12:07 PM   #17
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Answer the phone, talk to them for 1 minute, say "hold on a sec", put the phone down and walk away. Come back 1/2 later to see if they're still there....


Usually after the first time you do this they quit calling you.
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Answer the phone, ask them "Do you believe in God?" Instant result.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 01:39 PM   #19
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I'm not sure what I would do. First, try and talk with at&t and see if they can block the number. If not, I like the idea of a silent non-vibrating ring tone so you aren't disturbed.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 05:55 PM   #20
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I'm pretty sure AT&T allows you to block 5 numbers for up to 90 days like Verizon, but you have to renew it after 90 days but that's not very hard.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 06:28 PM   #21
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I've always wondered why apple doesn't allow you to simply put a block for a number on the phone itself. Seems like a trivial feature.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 06:31 PM   #22
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I've always wondered why apple doesn't allow you to simply put a block for a number on the phone itself. Seems like a trivial feature.
Maybe in iOS8.
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I've always wondered why apple doesn't allow you to simply put a block for a number on the phone itself. Seems like a trivial feature.
As usual the answer is not technical.

It's the same reason you shouldn't ask your mail carrier to not stuff junk mail in your box. Some carrier was nice enough to comply and it got him fired. There is some kind of silly law.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 05:45 PM   #24
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Seeing as it's a toll free number, you could also see if there's a payphone somewhere nearby, and call that number a few dozen times. Calls to 800 numbers from payphones incur an extra fee that they have to eat.

It might also help to let whoever answers know that you're doing this, and why.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 06:45 PM   #25
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Actually, if you google that number, it belongs to a debt collector, not a telemarketer.

LTD Financial Services, LP
7322 Southwest Freeway
Suite 1600
Houston, TX 77074

http://www.ltdfin.com/index.htm
Caller ID: 866-998-2500
Caller: LTD Financial Services
Call Type: Debt Collector

Apparently this company had to pay the FTC a $1.3m fine back in 2007 for breaking various laws regarding harassment, etc.
http://aboutbrokerfraud.typepad.com/about_bro ... ve-debt-co.html

Here are the rules that collection agencies must follow, and how you can contact the FTC if you feel you're being harassed:
http://www.credit.com/credit_informa...ion-Rights.jsp

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Since they're debt collectors, you have to write them to stop calling.

But the last four digits of the number are different than these two numbers.
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