1. Jerryg50's Avatar
    I have been getting solicitation calls on my phone. I get everything from credit card schemes, to telling me that my Hotmail account and computer has been compromised. I realize there are some apps for this. When looking at many of the call blocking apps, none of them seemed to be without some type of con. I did some research and found a work around that works for me. I tried this on both a 9800 and 9900 phone.


    To Set Up Your Own Call Blocking

    In the Contacts do the following:

    Go in to the Edit mode and create a new listing.
    In the Title line put the name BLOCKED in capital letters.
    In the First Name line put the name you want to call this entry to be blocked.
    In the Last Name line put in brackets (Muted).
    In the Work line put the phone number exactly how it appeared in the call display listing.

    Scroll down to Phone and click on it.
    Set Volume to Silent or Off
    Set LED to Off
    Set Vibration to Off
    Set Vibrate with Ring Tone to Off
    Press Esc and Save

    Scroll to Messages and click on it.
    Do exactly the same as above for the Phone section.
    Press Esc and Save

    Press the Blackberry Menu key and save your new entries.

    For an enhancement to this. Go to Google Search and click on Image. Do a search for Call Blocking. Download your favorite picture and save it to your SD card in the phone. I downloaded mine on my PC and transferred it to the phone`s SD card. This works out to be the same result. If you don`t like what you see, you can use the picture of your X or whatever...

    Go back to the Contacts and search for BLOCKED. All the entries titled BLOCKED will show. Select the first one to start with. In each of them you can add the new downloaded Call Block symbol as the associated picture.

    When the Scammer or undesired caller calls, the phone will ignore the call if everything was done and works correctly. The only way you will see the caller has called is in the phone`s logs. This would be expected. Having the symbol showing with the entry makes it easier to quickly spot, and it also gives a nice flare to the look of the entry.

    Remember that if a someone is calling and there is no phone number showing it cannot be blocked in any case. If you make an entry with no phone number, then any of your friends who are using call blocking will also be blocked.

    Jerry G.
    JR A likes this.
    01-19-13 09:34 PM
  2. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    I have been getting solicitation calls on my phone. I get everything from credit card schemes, to telling me that my Hotmail account and computer has been compromised. I realize there are some apps for this. When looking at many of the call blocking apps, none of them seemed to be without some type of con. I did some research and found a work around that works for me. I tried this on both a 9800 and 9900 phone.


    To Set Up Your Own Call Blocking

    In the Contacts do the following:

    Go in to the Edit mode and create a new listing.
    In the Title line put the name BLOCKED in capital letters.
    In the First Name line put the name you want to call this entry to be blocked.
    In the Last Name line put in brackets (Muted).
    In the Work line put the phone number exactly how it appeared in the call display listing.

    Scroll down to Phone and click on it.
    Set Volume to Silent or Off
    Set LED to Off
    Set Vibration to Off
    Set Vibrate with Ring Tone to Off
    Press Esc and Save

    Scroll to Messages and click on it.
    Do exactly the same as above for the Phone section.
    Press Esc and Save

    Press the Blackberry Menu key and save your new entries.

    For an enhancement to this. Go to Google Search and click on Image. Do a search for Call Blocking. Download your favorite picture and save it to your SD card in the phone. I downloaded mine on my PC and transferred it to the phone`s SD card. This works out to be the same result. If you don`t like what you see, you can use the picture of your X or whatever...

    Go back to the Contacts and search for BLOCKED. All the entries titled BLOCKED will show. Select the first one to start with. In each of them you can add the new downloaded Call Block symbol as the associated picture.

    When the Scammer or undesired caller calls, the phone will ignore the call if everything was done and works correctly. The only way you will see the caller has called is in the phone`s logs. This would be expected. Having the symbol showing with the entry makes it easier to quickly spot, and it also gives a nice flare to the look of the entry.

    Remember that if a someone is calling and there is no phone number showing it cannot be blocked in any case. If you make an entry with no phone number, then any of your friends who are using call blocking will also be blocked.

    Jerry G.
    Nice. You can also use the Parental Control Settings
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    JR A likes this.
    01-20-13 04:42 AM
  3. austriker's Avatar
    Another tip to avoid unwanted callers- my number is a Google voice number that forwards to my cell (for free; which allows me to keep the same number if I switch carriers) and I have the option of blocking certain numbers in Google voice which gives the caller a "line disconnected message" which is awesome!

    I know it's not the exact same thing but I had to share because I love it
    JR A likes this.
    01-20-13 04:56 AM
  4. neilm1969's Avatar
    sweet. thanks.........................didnt know about that
    01-20-13 07:53 AM
  5. ralfyguy's Avatar
    Where is the parental controls on the phone?
    01-20-13 08:40 AM
  6. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    Where is the parental controls on the phone?
    Options/security/parental controls
    01-20-13 08:50 AM
  7. ralfyguy's Avatar
    Thanks, but it's not there on my 9810 with 7.1.0.694 installed
    01-20-13 09:20 AM
  8. PJD642's Avatar
    I'm not sure where the OP is located, but on Verizon here in the U.S. I can go to my account and block up to ten numbers. So once I get one of those unsolicited calls, I simply add the number on their website and it never even gets to my phone. I'd imaging AT&T, Sprint & others have similar options.
    01-20-13 10:39 AM
  9. PJD642's Avatar
    Thanks, but it's not there on my 9810 with 7.1.0.694 installed
    I didn't think it was on my 9930 (7.1.0.755) but I did a search (magnifying glass) and just typed "parental" - came right up with the option to activate parental controls.
    01-20-13 10:41 AM
  10. ralfyguy's Avatar
    Did the search. Didn't show anything. Maybe AT&T blocks it.
    01-20-13 01:16 PM
  11. jesse_h's Avatar
    Thanks, but it's not there on my 9810 with 7.1.0.694 installed
    I've got it on 7.1.0.746
    01-20-13 01:29 PM
  12. ralfyguy's Avatar
    Perhaps not every 7.1 release has it, especially the stock AT&T version I'm running.
    01-20-13 03:16 PM
  13. joeldf's Avatar
    Look for it in App World. It came in some OS 7 builds but added to App World for earlier builds and for OS 6. I can get it for my 9800. I just don't have it right now.
    01-20-13 03:36 PM
  14. ralfyguy's Avatar
    Ok, found it in Appworld, but it's a little different. It doesn't install under Options-Security and it's missing the option under phone to only allow calls from the address book. It only allows to block all calls. Hmmmm, that is strange...
    01-20-13 05:30 PM

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