Blocked caller bypassing iOS 7 call blocking?

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

  1. Joybringer macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    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 regular

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    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

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    How can you block at the carrier level?
     
  4. jr866gooner macrumors 65816

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    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

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    It must be carrier specific. I have done it on verizon.
     
  6. Black Magic macrumors 68000

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    Sprint allows you to do this via their website.
     
  7. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    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. http://www.att.net/smartcontrols-SmartLimitsForWireless
     
  8. Gincoma macrumors 6502

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    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

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    How do you have the numbers saved?

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

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    It wouldn't work wothout that?
     
  11. kolax macrumors G3

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    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

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    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

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    Correct.
    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

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    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

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    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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