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Old Dec 22, 2012, 01:39 PM   #26
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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, 01:47 PM   #27
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Hahahahaha! That will do nothing. I would just laugh at you.
If they are US based, which by the 866 number they appear to be, the FCC can levi fines for repeated violations and if they continue to do so without paying the fines the FCC has disconnected numbers. You would be surprised the power the FCC has.

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Things I have done in the past is ask them to not call and warn next time they will get a loud blast of noise in the phone. Then, every time they call I warn them of this and then blast a marine air horn in the phone. It has always worked to get them to leave me alone.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 01:56 PM   #28
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Call them and start trying to sell them stuff.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 02:16 PM   #29
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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   #30
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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   #31
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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, 05:08 PM   #32
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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.
Which would fit the purpose for semi blacklisting ... Yes, they still reach my phone but not my time.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 05:45 PM   #33
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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, 05:55 PM   #34
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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   #35
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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   #36
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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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Old Dec 22, 2012, 06:32 PM   #37
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Maybe in iOS8.
You mean in iOS 80.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 06:45 PM   #38
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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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Old Dec 22, 2012, 10:10 PM   #39
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But the last four digits of the number are different than these two numbers.
Have you gotten a company name from the people who are calling you?
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 10:20 PM   #40
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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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