iPhone The iOS 12 Call Blocker Thread

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by willmtaylor, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. Ph.D. macrumors 6502

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    Oh, that's a good idea! Thank you.
     
  2. VineRider macrumors regular

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    I'm on AT&T and use Call Protect. It works great and is free if you are on AT&T
     
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    Robocall is solid. Almost zero fails. Developer is awesome as well. Frequently updated.
     
  4. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

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    Really quite surprised at the lack of responses but moreso at the lack of effectiveness with the blockers themselves. I sincerely thought a clear winner at least front runner would emerge.
     
  5. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Don’t think people use call blockers much in modern time to be honest. Telephone marketing used to be crazy in the 90s and people used all sorts to stay away from those calls. Nowadays it’s a failed model. Personally I haven’t met anyone in the last decade who actually got hassled by spam calls if I’m honest.
     
  6. golfnut1982 macrumors regular

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    One way I have stopped calls was too create a contact called Do Not Answer. I have a silent ringtone and add that number to that contact, never to be heard from again. Now granted this is not for spoofed calls, just normal numbers. Spoof numbers are like a virus. Did this before call block was on IOS. I know this is very low tech, but it worked before things got pretty sophisticated.
     
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    Does anyone have any experience with YouMail’s spam blocking function? If so, is it effective?
     
  8. MistrSynistr macrumors 65816

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    Apple has to explain why blocked calls can leave BLOCKED MESSAGES.

    MAKES ZERO SENSE.
     
  9. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

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    You’re gravely mistaken. It’s an enormous problem that’s getting worse and worse.
     
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    Hahahahahaha guess you don't live in the US. They estimate in 5 years 85% of calls will be spam
     
  12. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    Block through your carrier?
     
  13. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Nope, I’m in the UK. Didn’t know it’s still that bad in the US.
     
  14. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    For me most of Canada's spam has been the free cruise crap, 2nd would be the revenue agency fraud with the terrible robotic voice its almost funny.
     
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  17. Ebok macrumors 6502

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    by default all VOIP calls should be BLOCKED by our carriers. if you want it unblocked then you call in and it's the carriers responsibility to tell you the risks involved. it would minimize the chances of the elderly from getting scammed and minimize spam calls. these idiots from india are not calling on regular landlines as they're all traceable.

    i literally do not know one person who has called me from VOIP ever in my life and that's what these spammers are using.
     
  18. GIZBUG macrumors 68000

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    Hiya , been using it for a year now. Its free, it works, I see no reason to try anything else.
    Want a clear winner (in the US), there you have it...
     
  19. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    It's not about "still being that bad"...this is something new.
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    As a Hiya user, I vehemently disagree.
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    Pretty much most enterprise voice systems are VOIP now. So no, not a great solution. I'd miss most of my business calls.
     
  20. willmtaylor thread starter macrumors G3

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    If Hiya is the clear winner, then we’re all in trouble b/c in my experience, Hiya is barely mediocre at best.
     
  21. Ebok macrumors 6502

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    Well I think it’s a good solution for older ppl. They generally have phones to communicate with their family and not businesses. .. and they’re the most vulnerable to being scammed.

    The phone calls are annoying as but it’s sad when someone that’s 70+ loses 10s of thousands.
     
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    Great, right up until you miss an emergency call from the hospital
     
  23. jazz1 macrumors 68000

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    RoboKiller works great. The pre-recorded “Answerbots” are hilarious! But be careful if a legit call gets identified as spam the outgoing recording could be embarrassing . You can control or record your own bot. I’ve been using it for several months. Note it is a subscription service.
     
  24. DeepIn2U macrumors 603

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    You do realize the very first mobile phone platform this worked on was S60 (Symbian S60 2nd Edition, then 3rd Edition by Nokia) over a decade ago. Developers, then expanded to Windows Smartphone Edition or PocketPC Phone Edition and then when those platforms died out ... took some time for iOS and Android to get their native versions. Heck even BB10 had one/two which failed.

    Now with both reining platforms having native similar options it doesn't give developers full access they require.

    seems some options are there which I'm also looking for in iOS.
     
  25. darrylcn macrumors regular

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    I’m using a .99 app called number shield. I blocked every number under two Ontario area codes (416 and 613) using wildcards and haven’t had a call from either since. This app also can whitelist any contacts that use area codes you’ve blocked too apparently.

    https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/number-shield/id1319082167?mt=8
     

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