Blocked caller bypassing iOS 7 call blocking?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Joybringer, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. Joybringer macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2013

    New here - please be gentle :)

    I have an iPhone 5s with latest IOS - 7.0.4.

    I have a Blocked caller (one person, two numbers, both set to Blocked) that actually made the phone ring just now.

    Is this a known error/bug/hack?

    I've unblocked and reblocked the caller numbers (not called me back yet, to test) and I have called my phone from a landline, blocked that and it worked.

    Has someone found a way around making a successful call from a blocked number?
  2. AJAAY macrumors 6502


    Sep 29, 2012
    It could be a bug. But you should also block at the carrier level too. That way the call won't ever reach your phone.
  3. spinedoc77 macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2009
    How can you block at the carrier level?
  4. jr866gooner macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    You can't. I've contacted orange to do this and they said to stop the calls I'd have to change my number...not ideal eh orange?!!
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    It must be carrier specific. I have done it on verizon.
  6. Black Magic macrumors 68020

    Black Magic

    Sep 30, 2012
    Sprint allows you to do this via their website.
  7. spinedoc77 macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2009
    I have AT&T, not sure if they have anything like this. To be able to just block someone at the carrier level by entering their number on a website sounds pretty awesome.

    Edit: Of course AT&T charges for this, why am I not surprised.
  8. Gincoma macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2013
    You can block up to 5 numbers for free for 3 months at a time thru Verizon website which is pretty neat and OP its most likely a bug issue but wont do it everytime. I had a call block feature from an app on an android and once in a blue moon the call would go thru.
  9. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    How do you have the numbers saved?

    You need to save the number with the country code stored.
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    It wouldn't work wothout that?
  11. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Thing is if the person really did you want to keep calling you, all they have to do is hide their number.
  12. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    That's my understanding. iOS 7 matches the phone number so a blocked or unknown number coming in will ring through.

    I used to use Trap Call which would unblock numbers so they displayed on the phone. I don't know if that type of service is compatible with iOS 7's call blocking. IIRC it was $5 a month.
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    If they call you caller id blocked or unknown then it will come through.
    iOS 7 will only block it if the number comes up and matches with a number you entered in the blocked list.
  14. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Call them and ask for the number you wish to block to be blocked. However, some carriers charge a monthly fee.
  15. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I recalled Cingular charging, I never bothered with AT&T but Verizon is free afaik. I used it and didn't see a charge.

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