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    Default Blocking a number on an iPhone

    Hello,

    I need some help. I have a relative who keeps harassing me with phone calls, how do I block him from calling my iPhone?

    I've spoken to Optus and of course they "can't" do anything. I don't want to report him or anything, I just want him to be blocked and I want him to know it.
    I don't want to just set my iPhone to silent for his numbers, I actually want his calls rejected or something.

    I've heard there are apps being developed for this but I can't find anything. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thank you.

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    I thought barring was a network feature. I don't see why Optus can't block number x from contacting number y.

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    I think that unless its a "nuisance caller" they won't do anything for you..
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    Maybe you could try telling them that you've blocked it, so it will just ring out if they try to call again. They don't need to know that it is actually still ringing for you, but it could discourage them a bit and they'll stop thinking it is blocked..

    Just another alternative for you..

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    For home phones you can divert certain numbers to another specified number, and if you are on a telstra exchange there are two numbers (depending if you are on AXE or S12) that will just keep ringing without answering.

    Downside is there is a charge for it on the home phone side
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    I am not specifically sure about the iphone software but on a few phones you can group contacts and set which groups can call when. So you can create a friends list that will only ring after hours and a work list that will only ring during office hours and a "blocked" list that will never ring.

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    There is nothing that Optus can do. There is no way for them to specifically "Block" a certain number. If its that annoying, change your number.

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    If your iphone is on when the call comes through you have the option to REJECT the call.

    If not just HANG UP
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    Save the number on your phone and name it "REJECT ON SIGHT"
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    theres an app avaiable that does this, check installer

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    do you know what the app is called? is it on the app store?
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    if somebody calls you three times in one day and you report them to Optus they will block it for you.

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    the app is on inataller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simplynick View Post
    if somebody calls you three times in one day and you report them to Optus they will block it for you.
    No, they will contact the caller and advise them that they are being monitored for unwelcome calls. There is physically no way for individual calls be blocked on GSM-based networks.

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    the easiest is change the ringtone for the contact.

    contacts>find the contact>edit>ringtone

    so now when they ring u will have a different ringtone so you know not to answer it
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    Found this whilst googling a similar situation last week. There is something called MCleaner which is installed via installer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exocet View Post
    There is nothing that Optus can do. There is no way for them to specifically "Block" a certain number. If its that annoying, change your number.
    There certainly is a way for them to do it, but they won't. It comes down to their care factor. It's an effort to implement and they'd need to support it. It could just get all too messy so it's easier to not do it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exocet View Post
    No, they will contact the caller and advise them that they are being monitored for unwelcome calls. There is physically no way for individual calls be blocked on GSM-based networks.
    As mentioned there most certainly is. I work on a GSM network

    Side note, the awesome thing about old SonyEricsson Phones was their ability to do funky things to inbound calls. You could fire numbers to an inbound-number list that just diverted calls you didn't want to receive. I used to have mine setup to divert blocked numbers, unknown numbers, as well as various other people straight to voicemail. The most they would hear when they dialled in was maybe 1/8th to 1/4 of a 'ring ring' that's usually the inbound dial tone. Apart from that, they were oblivious to the fact that they were being 'ignored. Great Feature. I really don't know why more phones don't do this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by leon View Post
    Found this whilst googling a similar situation last week. There is something called MCleaner which is installed via installer.
    what app do you install on your iphone? - Mac-Forums.com
    Alas, this only works with 1.1.4. No 2.0 has been released yet (Just tried to install it and got errors). Doh. Looks pretty good from what I can see, but $19 is a bit steep.
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    There is also iblacklist but your phone has to be unlocked.

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