Increase in spam calls after 5s activation

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ewils19, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. ewils19 macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2011
    Dallas, TX
    I just got my 5s in the mail today and since activating it an hour and a half ago I have gotten two spam calls. I can't remember the last time I got any on my old 4s. Anyone else experiencing this?
  2. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2011
    Coincidence. I can't see any way that there would be any coorelation between getting a new phone and spam calls. Go on your carriers website and block the numbers. That's what I usually do.
  3. Patriot24 macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010

    If they continue bothering you, add them to the block list. It works wonders.

    1. Click the "i" button next to the number in the Recent call log
    2. Scroll to the bottom and select "Block this Caller"
    3. Laugh and enjoy the silence
  4. c0LdFire macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2013
    Or just block them with the new iOS7 feature...

    But, no, activating a new phone did not magically cause you to get two spam calls.
  5. ewils19 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2011
    Dallas, TX
    It seems like a pretty big coincidence. I had previously registered my number with the do not call list but I redid that and reported the numbers that called me.

    And thanks but I do know how to block numbers. It was a different number each time however so blocking the first one would not have stopped the second.
  6. Beezy253 macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2013
    Tacoma, WA
    STRANGE!! I just activated my 5s and got a Spam call from a TX number: 713-357-xxxx
  7. bkribbs macrumors 65816

    Jan 15, 2012
  8. gentlefury macrumors 68030

    Jul 21, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Good thing iOS 7 lets you block unwanted calls

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