Help blocking telemarketing

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by dgerej, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. dgerej

    dgerej Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2010
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Milpitas, CA
    Ratings:
    +0
    My droid X is getting a few calls a day from 800 numbers and calls out of state. I never had this problem with my old lg ally. Does anyone know how I can prevent this spamming garbage. I cant stand it. A coworker told me I can take my number off a telemarketer list. I have no idea what to do. Thanks
     
  2. Gritwater

    Gritwater Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2010
    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    pay your creditors
     
  3. bishoy

    bishoy Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2010
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    https://www.donotcall.gov/

    its the national Do-Not-Call registry, It also works to prevent telemarketers from calling your house phone. all you have to do is register your phone number. its free
     
  4. dgerej

    dgerej Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2010
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Milpitas, CA
    Ratings:
    +0
    I belong to the slim category of people which do not struggle with debt. :)

    This must be what I have heard about. I will look into that site. Thanks
     
    #4 dgerej, Jan 23, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2011
  5. dezymond

    dezymond Tech Support Mod
    Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    12,079
    Likes Received:
    1,506
    Trophy Points:
    573
    Location:
    Bay Area, California
    Ratings:
    +1,670
    Current Phone Model:
    Google Pixel
    +1

    Just add your number to that list and you shouldn't be bothered again. I still get maybe like one call a month from like east coast places that have spanish telemarketing machines....

    the website works great, got my cell and home phone on there.

    Wish they would block calls around voting time though....
     
  6. AngryHatter

    AngryHatter Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2011
    Messages:
    508
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +1
    Be aware that any company with which you have had a monetary exchange is allowed under the guidelines to call you.
     
  7. Lenagainster

    Lenagainster Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2010
    Messages:
    431
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Silver Spring, MD
    Ratings:
    +1
    You must be giving out your mobile number to too many businesses. Get a Google Voice number and use that for any business that requires a phone number. You can have your calls forwarded to your mobile number, or go to voicemail, or blocked. The filters you can create in Google Voice are limitless. Google Voice is FREE!
     
  8. denial1385

    denial1385 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2010
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    blacklist

    a more intensive but less intrusive method is blacklisting calls...sometimes this feature is built into some roms, but you can research it either in the market or online...you go thru your call logs or contacts and add phone numbers you want to be blacklisted or ignored...and the Google Voice number idea is great...you can give your friends your real number and your creditors your GV number, but they can still find your real number through other means...also, you can go to spokeo.com and erase your info there....as well as simply changing your number if push comes to shove? Sometimes the DoNotCall does not work...just saying, but I'm no expert. Good luck and happy ignoring! :ph34r:
     
  9. crspang

    crspang Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Messages:
    691
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Lexington, SC
    Ratings:
    +0
    There is an app called "reverse lookup". It has a feature to blacklist numbers.
     
  10. Brandonovich

    Brandonovich Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2010
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    I registered my home number on the national do not call list, and it worked for awhile, but I get a lot more calls from charities now, which are exempt from the do not call list. Eventually your number drops off the do not call list, and the regular telemarketers start calling again, and you end up with more people calling you than you started with.
     
  11. psychicdroid

    psychicdroid Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2010
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    Your registration never expires as of 2008.


    https://www.donotcall.gov/default.aspx

    Go there and register your number, or verify your registration. After 31 days you can start filing complaints about them still calling you. Provided you don't have a prior relationship with them.
     
Search tags for this page
block 800 numbers verizon
,
block telemarketer calls on droid razr m
,
blocking out of state calls android
,
blocking telemarketers on droid razr
,
how do you block telemarketers on a droid maxx soulful
,

how to block telemarketers on verizon

,
telemarketer block android
,
telemarketers blocked number