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Topic # 45883 4-Nov-2009 14:27
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Block all incoming calls but still be functional...

E.g. I dont want any1 to call me, (Or even block specific numbers to ring me) but i can call them and message any1 i want when i want? But would also like to enable and disable this feature when i want...

Do these type of phones exist in NZ? or where i could get 1?

Any help appreciated...
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  Reply # 270020 4-Nov-2009 14:39
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Why ? :-/

Anyway, buy a prepay SIM, and dont tell anyone the number.
I know my original Nokia phone back in the Bellsouth days had a block option.... they no longer seem to include that option anymore.

Oh, the other option is called the power button - turn the phone off :)




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  Reply # 270038 4-Nov-2009 15:13
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lol i like to keep my old number, thats the main reason, but there are some specific people i dont want them to know i have my phone number still, so id like to block incoming calls but still message and ring who i want when i want...

My old phone had the option to block incoming calls etc, but everytime i tried to enable it, it would fail so im sure there is a phone out there that actually works?

Powerbutton doesnt help lol cause then i wont know when a new message comes in...

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 270047 4-Nov-2009 15:32
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There is an application for Nokia S60 handsets called Advanced Call Manager which will allow you to do this.

http://www.webgate.bg/products/acm/

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  Reply # 270049 4-Nov-2009 15:34
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What network are you with? I know Vodafone for example might be able to handle this from their end??? i.e. put a bar on all incoming calls...

otherwise most phones do have a block/reject button that would send the call to voicemail???

or just dont answer the call?



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  Reply # 270056 4-Nov-2009 16:10
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Im with Vodafone,

I understand with the dont answer or push reject when they answer, but by doing that, they know my phone number is still functioning and im rejecting there call, cause if i hit reject when they ring, it sends them straight to voicemail, but they already know its working cause it was calling first...

Id like a phone that can actually stop calls from coming in just by going to a menu and going to block all incoming calls etc (Which means when they call it would go straight to voicemail, making them think the phone is inactive)... My old phone had that function in the menu but it wouldnt work...

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  Reply # 270067 4-Nov-2009 16:22
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You could try ringing up your vodafone voicemail as I know you can set the number of rings before going to voicemail in some of those, you may be able to set it to 0 there.

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Reply # 270073 4-Nov-2009 16:30
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Are you prepay or On account?

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  Reply # 270083 4-Nov-2009 16:53
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8d52797c436: You could try ringing up your vodafone voicemail as I know you can set the number of rings before going to voicemail in some of those, you may be able to set it to 0 there.


Its not done by the number of rings but paging time default is 20 seconds

Prepay connections can not alter paging time they can remove voice mail and then paging time is 40 seconds call dropped

and the paging time can not be changed in the Voicemail box

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  Reply # 270297 5-Nov-2009 11:50
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johnr: Are you prepay or On account?

John


Im on Prepay...

I must be the only 1 that actually wants this feature lol

I only got the idea because my old phone had the option in the menu, but everytime i enabled it, it didnt work...

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  Reply # 270316 5-Nov-2009 12:48
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Xplaya:
johnr: Are you prepay or On account?

John


Im on Prepay...

I must be the only 1 that actually wants this feature lol

I only got the idea because my old phone had the option in the menu, but everytime i enabled it, it didnt work...


Not provisioned in the core network for prepay customers so phone will display " Not allowed "

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  Reply # 270329 5-Nov-2009 13:43
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John, I think what xplaya really wants is a bar on all incoming calls as if the phone is lost /stolen but still be able to call out and send text.

Will vodafone do that if a customer requests it? will they still receive txt or do they get blocked too???



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  Reply # 270345 5-Nov-2009 14:18
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My trusty SE W900i has an option for this, but I suspect it just tries telling the network to do it rather than doing it itself. I've always been an on-account user.

Is this still feature supported for contract customers John?

I just tried turning incoming call-barring on on my Nokia 3120 Classic on XT, and it looks like they don't support the feature at all.

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  Reply # 270355 5-Nov-2009 14:38
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stevenz: My trusty SE W900i has an option for this, but I suspect it just tries telling the network to do it rather than doing it itself. I've always been an on-account user.

Is this still feature supported for contract customers John?

I just tried turning incoming call-barring on on my Nokia 3120 Classic on XT, and it looks like they don't support the feature at all.


Yes for Vodafone NZ on account customers

If you want it enabled PM me some details

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  Reply # 270690 6-Nov-2009 16:26
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OK so only on account members can disable incoming calls?
Is that right?

But im sure there must be an actual phone that can disable this to?

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  Reply # 270697 6-Nov-2009 17:05
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Xplaya: OK so only on account members can disable incoming calls?
Is that right?

But im sure there must be an actual phone that can disable this to?


Works for me on 2degrees prepaid. If there isn't a phone menu for it (call barring or divert) then it is possible to do it via a code entered via the keypad because its GSM standard functionality.




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