- 12-08-2008, 09:29 PM #8There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots.
- CrackBerry User
12-08-2008, 11:21 PM #14
- 31 Posts
Youmail seems like a neat service, but with these 3rd party apps the phone never even rings. For me, when an unwanted call comes through and requires me to interact with it somehow, that's what makes my blood boil. And from what I've read, it seems like youmail requires you to let the phone ring until the phone is able to forward the unwanted call to your youmail number and deal with it from there. I would imagine that if you don't let it ring and try to hang it up, it will not be forwarded to youmail. Is that how it works?
- CrackBerry User
12-08-2008, 11:47 PM #17
- 90 Posts
- 12-09-2008, 12:02 AM #18
nopz.. that site lets you block from specific email addresses it also lets you block from someone using your phones email address which is like firstname.lastname@example.org
and also from webdomains you can block..
but blocking phone numbers itself don't work..
You may be able to block there phone if you know the carriers email extentions
like with verizon @vtext.com
so putting in like email@example.com might block there phone.
I could be wrong someone correct me if I am.Guys/Gals when I post things I am posting to the best of my knowledge if I am for certain incorrect please correct me more knowledge to me helps. Thanks!
- CrackBerry User
12-09-2008, 12:21 AM #19
- 28 Posts
Blocking through vtext has never worked for me, whether I entered by phone number or email address of the phone. Blocking through firewall on phone definitely works for me. I set it so that unless you are in my address book, nothing gets through. Just checked and it says that 41 SMS have been blocked and 1 MMS. Nice! I use Black and Whitelist to screen my calls and again with that, unless callers are in my address book, they get dumped straight to voicemail. Love it!
- 12-09-2008, 01:22 AM #20
or you could just go with visual voice mail. according to the verizon web site, vvm includes (among other things) the ability to create 10 different caller-id based greetings. i was not able to find out how to do this but here is the link that describes that feature:
Calling Features: Visual Voice Mail
here is another link that compares the features of basic vs vvm:
Answers to FAQs
if anyone figures out how to use the fax feature please let me knowThere are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots.
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-09-2008, 09:09 AM #21
- 306 Posts
- E nuts are yummy
What is it with all you guys and crazy ex-gf's calling you?? I have always found "F OFF" to work just as well as blocking her number. LOLI don't feel I have to wipe everybody out, Tom. Just my enemies.
- CrackBerry Addict
12-09-2008, 09:15 AM #22
- 712 Posts
verizon has a chaperone service you can add to a line. It is supposed to be for kids but it allows blocking, times when you can receive texts and calls etc.Samsung i600 -> Treo 650 -> Original Q -> Samsung i760 -> HTC Touch -> Moto Q9c -> Storm
- 05-03-2009, 05:27 PM #23
For Verizon Customers: vtext.com is a good solution...kind of. You actually can't just add phone numbers that you don't want texting you, you have to put in firstname.lastname@example.org's or domain.com or email@example.com. I tried putting in phone numbers but no luck. It told me i had put invalid info in the text field or something along those lines anyway. But i did try a work-a-round and am hoping it works. I'll re-post if it does and let you guys know what exactly i did.
- 05-03-2009, 05:58 PM #24Official Schmoopie of CB
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- 05-03-2009, 06:04 PM #25
For Verizon Customers: Ok, so i just figured it out. You actually CAN block individual numbers from Calling & Messaging you. To do so just follow these directions: Go to New Cell Phones, CPO Cell Phones, Prepaid Cell Phones, Cell Phone Plans - Verizon Wireless and click on the My Verizon tab. Log into your My Verizon account (if your not already) and make sure you're on the "Overview" tab of your account. From there click on the "My Services" tab. On the right hand side click "Verizon Safeguards" and then 2 options appear, click on "Spam Controls" and there you go. You can add up to 5 phone numbers you want to block from Calling & Messaging you.