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    Hello, how can I block a phone number from calling on windows phone? I would be happy just to give them a silent ringtone, but I don't see that option?? I'm new to WP. Thanks
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    Can't block numbers. Silent ringtone would work but you would have to manually add one.
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    Wow, really? Ugh. Thanks.
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    You can sometimes block using your carrier. Verizon allows up to 10 numbers free, I believe. Alltel used to as well, but they're now AT&T.
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    That's a touchy subject with the WP OS. I don't understand it as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lordofthereef View Post
    Can't block numbers. Silent ringtone would work but you would have to manually add one.
    This is wrong. blocking numbers is all dependent on your carrier. Sometimes the feature is built into phones, sometimes not. Heck even the iPhone doesn't have it built in. login to your carriers website and there should be a section for you to edit blocked numbers. If you have trouble call your carrier and ask about it. Most carriers today have this feature.
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    This isn't to do on phone settings. You need to call your carrier for them to do that.
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    Thanks for all the info. Android would let me add the unwanted caller as a contact then set them as blocked, which just sent them straight to voicemail if they called me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Getintothegame View Post
    You can sometimes block using your carrier. Verizon allows up to 10 numbers free, I believe. Alltel used to as well, but they're now AT&T.
    Actually, they're Verizon (mostly). AT&T got a small fraction of the user base to address antitrust issues.
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    WP8 doesn't grant root access for apps, so WP8 app can't have block number features. While hundreds of Android apps CAN!
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    Tmo Family Allowances allows you to block #'s
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    Not sure if this will work.

    http://www.truecaller.com/download/
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    If you are an AT&T Customer, you have to subscribe to the "Smart Limits for Wireless Parental Controls". This will allow you to block an calls/texts for up to 30 numbers. The downside is that it's a $5/mo charge. Other than creating your own ringtone via a ringtone maker and assigning it to that caller, then this may be your only other option.
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    No, you can't block a number on your own. You have to go through your carrier.

    However, you don't have to make a ring tone. Download Free Ringtones app and search for "Silent". Download the ringtone. What I do is numbers that call me that I want to 'block' I add to a contact called "Ignore" which has the silent ringtone set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Getintothegame View Post
    You can sometimes block using your carrier. Verizon allows up to 10 numbers free, I believe. Alltel used to as well, but they're now AT&T.
    Actually they merged with or were b ought by Verizon. Some areas which were Alltel had to be divested and were bought primarily by ATT as part of the approval process.
    Your smartphone is only as smart as YOU let it be!
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    ATIV S comes with a call block app.
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    my 920T has call and sms blocker :)
    love nokia china for this :)
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    IOS7 allows you to block the caller very simply. Literally highlight the number and hit "block number." I'm about to update from Lumia 800 (7.8) to Lumia 1020, hope windows have got their act together and added this feature....
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    Quote Originally Posted by no-no-applesux View Post
    IOS7 allows you to block the caller very simply. Literally highlight the number and hit "block number." I'm about to update from Lumia 800 (7.8) to Lumia 1020, hope windows have got their act together and added this feature....
    yes the feature is there now. Make sure and update all the built in nokia apps (display, extras + info , etc) and you will see the call and sms filter in the settings menu.

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    Ahh thanks for this thread. My Lumia 920/GDR2 has the call blocking just as you describe. First you got into Settings and Call + SMS Filter. You accept the page to enable it. Then you go back to your Call History screen, press and hold the phone number you want to block and then tap Block number and it will add it to the list. It looks like you can have 1000 blocked numbers.

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