why did verizon take so nany things out

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    Like the blocking thing and call restrict
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    What "blocking thing"? And what call restrict?
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    I think they were referring to "Blocking Mode"
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    There is a call reject
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    Not on vzw anyone know why?
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    dial *611, they will block any number for free (at least they have for me anyways).
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    Regarding "call reject", there is an Auto reject list under Phone | Call Settings | Call restrictions. Does that not do what you are seeking?
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    If you log into your Verizon account, you can block up to 5 phone numbers on each line for free. The block will stay on for 90 days, but you can then reset the block any number of times. They also have a service with much more control, but it costs $4.99 per month per line. It allows you to block up to 20 numbers without a reset and also allows you to control all the phones on that contract with respect to max money spent on downloads, max data used per month and controlling what hours a phone can be used. These are mainly to keep children from running up data and download costs and being on the phone during study hours or whatever. I just used the free call block on my home phone connect to block a fax that called me every 40 minutes.
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    Thats bot the point... the point is its a feature of the phone and they took it out
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    Well if you're going to stick with Verizon then you better get used to your phones being modded by them. They do it with every phone they get.
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    Because if it were included free they couldnt sell it to you.

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    I know it just pisses me off why cant they just leave phones be lol
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    How else would they differentiate themselves from the competition? Who wants the most up-to-date phone on time, on time updates, and phones with all their intended features?


    Seriously though, I have no idea why Verizon chooses to do the things they do, but thanks to the dev community there are workarounds.
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    Usually...

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 2
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    I dont want to accidentally brick my phone so i dont usually mess with that
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    And you certainly aren't being forced to messing with it. Just saying there is a workaround, but I do agree that some features, such as a wifi toggle, should've come standard without an update. The constant wifi notification is pretty annoying and takes up alot of space.
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    Exactly like wtf
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