Blocked Contact - Phone still rings

uptownnyc

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I'm receiving repeated spam calls from a phone number I've blocked, but the iPhone still rings and shows the number on the screen as-if it's not blocked. I'm not using any 3rd party tools to block calls -- just the built-in "Block this caller" link on the call history screen.

Call blocking has worked perfectly till now. Have they found a way around it? I'd think the phone number would be the key to prevent this.
 

uptownnyc

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Once as in one-ring, or one more call? I've blocked the number, and it's called twice today, and it showed up on my display for the full 10-12 rings for the entire duration of their attempted call. The only thing it didn't do is show up on my MacBook Pro's screen, at the same time, like other calls do.
 

CTHarrryH

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I think there are numbers - particularly from companies that display the "main" published number but the call is actually from some other number at the company - as in some one's direct dial number. We have this - call isn't really blocked on several phones (Apple and Samsung) from a company that we do business with but don't want their calls and can't get them to stop.
They don't want the individual number to show so they somehow do it the other way - our loss their gain
 

DeepIn2U

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I think there are numbers - particularly from companies that display the "main" published number but the call is actually from some other number at the company - as in some one's direct dial number. We have this - call isn't really blocked on several phones (Apple and Samsung) from a company that we do business with but don't want their calls and can't get them to stop.
They don't want the individual number to show so they somehow do it the other way - our loss their gain
Indeed. Many company's do not publish their employees direct lines.
example:
Reception 416-xxx-1500 is set
All employees external numbers are published using this reception line via Cisco/etc.

Alternatively ... if it's a mobile number you may need to block not just the mobile line in phone, but also in iMessage and check in FaceTime that it's blocked in case their using FaceTime Voice call.
 
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