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    Call Blocker App

    The number of unsolicited calls to my cell phone has finally reached annoying levels. I'm looking for an app that blocks known bad numbers and would otherwise stop these kinds of calls.

    I haven't done much research, although I've seen a number of positive mentions of Truecaller. I'm hoping that you guys have some good suggestions.
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    I use this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....blocker&hl=en

    It works pretty well for me.

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    Many Android phones have an option in the pop-up menu in the calling screen that allows you to block a number. Easiest way is to block as soon as you received the call. That number will never be able to call you again. Of course this does not prevent a call from a number you haven't blocked yet. This has been sufficient for my needs. You guys don't have a "Do Not Call" option with your provider?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timwhit View Post
    I use this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....blocker&hl=en

    It works pretty well for me.
    It seems like this app is losing features as the Android version increments.

    How do you use it?
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    I installed it and configured it. It just works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mubs View Post
    Many Android phones have an option in the pop-up menu in the calling screen that allows you to block a number. Easiest way is to block as soon as you received the call. That number will never be able to call you again. Of course this does not prevent a call from a number you haven't blocked yet. This has been sufficient for my needs. You guys don't have a "Do Not Call" option with your provider?
    The scammers often use different numbers. I had an app on the old phone that would allow blocking of a range of numbers, like 747-365-xxxx.
    95% of the bad calls are on my home line, since I don't give out any of the cell numbers except for emergencies. I deliberately don't know those numbers anyway.
    --Lunar

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    I need an Android phone blocker that is based on a whitelist. The user is an 80-year-old, semi-demented woman who answers calls from telemarketers and scammers, giving out all kinds of info. It's rather scary.
    However, she needs to answer calls from about 6 people. Thanks for any app advice.
    --Lunar

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    I wonder if Android can do what I do with my iPhone: Set to Do Not Disturb mode, and then allow only calls from contact list to ring through. Not a complete solution, but better than nothing.
    Sorry if not helpful, I haven't used Android for many years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    I need an Android phone blocker that is based on a whitelist. The user is an 80-year-old, semi-demented woman who answers calls from telemarketers and scammers, giving out all kinds of info. It's rather scary.
    However, she needs to answer calls from about 6 people. Thanks for any app advice.
    Try Mr. Number.

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    Yeah, this is really embarrassing to receive unwanted calls. I think everyone hates to receive those calls. There have some good call blocker app on the web. If you are you'll get a big list of them. Anyways, 'TrueCaller' isn't bad. You can try it.

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    I have no idea about Apps that could block numbers because what I do is not accept any calls that wasn't on my Phonebook first unless he/she sends me a text informing me who he/she is You can easily block a number on your device as far as as I know. But I guess if you keep getting unsolicited calls, better really find an application you can instantly use to block a number.

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