iPhone Any free or cheaper ibacklist alternatives ??

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by aliensarecool, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. aliensarecool macrumors 6502a

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  2. fsck-y dingo macrumors 65816

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    You could try kuaidial which similar to iBlacklist. I installed it for a short time before purchasing iBlacklist and can confirm it does work well.

    I ended up choosing iBlacklist because it's well known and supported. Looking for kuaidial reviews didn't turn up too much info. It's free with no ads which is nice, but also made me cautious since it can see your contacts and selling information is a popular thing.

    I could be overly paranoid and completely wrong. The source code is posted online but I don't understand coding so it's no help to me. Also, why isn't a free and functional blacklist app more popular?

    Here's the repo if you're interested. http://kuaidial.googlecode.com/svn/deb/
     
  3. lapocompris macrumors regular

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    A free alternative to ibacklist : your finger. It can denied any unwanted call and put the phone in silent mode.
     
  4. hackthatphone macrumors 68000

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    Love iblacklist. Don't know why Apple doesn't include this technology in the phone. Would they be the first to do it? Why not steal this from the jailbreak community?
     
  5. labman macrumors 604

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    It's not like they haven't stolen or borrowed from it before! Hate us try to stop us oh wait lets put that on the new IOS. :rolleyes: When they do that then we will improve there stock features as well. :D
     
  6. fsck-y dingo macrumors 65816

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    Me too!

    I held off buying it for a long time but the telemarketers were getting on my nerves. I always would send them to voicemail using the sleep button and that was fine for a while. It got to the point where I'd get several calls per day, sometimes within minutes of each other. Often they originate from Washington, Oregon or Idaho. I had AT&T block international calling because I got a few spam calls from Russia and Uzbekistan.

    My cell number is on the Do Not Call list but it doesn't seem to do much. I've reported them several times but the call keep coming. The strangest thing is I never give my cell number to businesses. The only time I've allowed a business to contact my phone was through Google Voice. I've since deleted the account that it was attached to because I don't use it anymore. Maybe Google collects and sells contact info through the GV app, I don't know.

    With iBlacklist I don't have to care. I don't hear from anyone I don't know and I'm loving it. No more spam texts or calls for me.
     
  7. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    KuaiDial is superb. Not only can you block calls but you have options on how you want that number to be handled. Straight to voicemail, give them an error recording saying the number is not in service, or give the caller a busy signal. It's really slick. Plus you can have it so that your phone will ring if you want to know when that number is calling you but the call will still be treated with the option you choose. Or you can have it set up so that your phone never rings at all when a blacklisted number calls you. KuaiDial will keep a log of all the blacklisted calls so whenever you want to see how many calls we're blocked you just pull up the log.

    Another neat feature is the T9 dialing (I think that's what it's called) where you can spell the name of the person you want to call using the keypad and it'll pull up that contact automatically. So once you see the name and number appear you can just tap the Call button. It works inversely as well where you can start typing the number and it'll auto-fill the remaining digits so you can just tap the Call button to place the call. I found the "contact name spelling" much more useful than auto guessing the number. I love KuaiDial.

    A big downside to that app is that a lot of it and any accompanying documentation is largely in Korean. At least that's how it used to be. I don't use it any more because I had a conflict with CallBar which is more important to me. So I removed KuaiDial. But I found a thread somewhere online that translated and explained every single feature. That was very handy. Man all this talk about KuaiDial makes me wanna go install it right now! Hopefully any issues associated with CallBar has been fixed.
     

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