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Any Way to Block Incoming Out of Country Calls?

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  • Aug 14th, 2018 5:02 pm
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Any Way to Block Incoming Out of Country Calls?

I've been getting these 1-8xx numbers about once a day. My +1 gets about 5-6 a day.

We never pick up and have warned family never to call back.

Is there any way to block all incoming 1-8xx or out of country numbers? Blocking one doesn't work since these are all spoofed #s.
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I'm sure there is an app for that.

Are you willing to do that? What if Ed McMahon is calling you from the afterlife? Face With Stuck-out Tongue And Tightly-closed Eyes

I rarely pick up, but I do every once in a while. I picked up earlier this week and it was a time share sales person. I spent over ten minutes on the phone with him. It was pretty hilarious because I generally have lots of time on my hands! He eventually, said goodbye to me. Face With Tears Of Joy
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What phone do you have? On the iPhone theres an option.
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Using Android.

I guess I'll give an app a try.

If a dead person is trying to call me then definitely not picking up :S
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Really depends on what android version you are using.
I find the "do not disturb settings" can be set to only allow calls from numbers that are in the contact list. Anybody else gets the voicemail. Leave a message!
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azndoughboi wrote:
Aug 10th, 2018 11:32 am
I've been getting these 1-8xx numbers about once a day. My +1 gets about 5-6 a day.

We never pick up and have warned family never to call back.

Is there any way to block all incoming 1-8xx or out of country numbers? Blocking one doesn't work since these are all spoofed #s.
Toll-free calls are out of country? Their call centres may be offshore, but could say the same for callers using local Canadian numbers.

+1 for using a spam call blocking app.
azndoughboi wrote:
Aug 10th, 2018 7:59 pm
Using Android.

I guess I'll give an app a try.

If a dead person is trying to call me then definitely not picking up :S
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