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  Reply # 1970932 7-Mar-2018 22:35
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Use NoPhoneSpam and block whole number ranges.

+442*
+164*
025*
028*


028 is a valid prefix for 2talk, don't expect most people use the free 2talk # so pretty low risk to block.




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  Reply # 1971350 8-Mar-2018 17:55
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all mine come up as from ontario or london

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1971957 9-Mar-2018 15:19
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Also +988*




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  Reply # 1978993 17-Mar-2018 12:08
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Here is a consolidated list of all of the numbers listed above, plus extras that I am aware of, including a Greek number. (Catch all * numbers at the top)

 

+164*
+442*
+988*
025*
028* (This is a valid prefix for 2talk, don't expect most people use the free 2talk # so pretty low risk to block.)
+16472918231
+16475262121
+16476715077
+16476781676
+16477865990
+306990460955
+441892300140
+442031194002
+442032345477
+442032649424
+442033439618
+442034980114
+442037826325
+442037888967
+442200267410
+442201065587
+442202053978
+442202450165
+442203191133
+442203598954
+442203614381
+442203834627
+442204348645
+442204952384
+442205340082
+442207594863
+442208164362
+442208919082
+442209603990
025587962
028748435  


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  Reply # 1978999 17-Mar-2018 12:34
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andrewNZ: Use NoPhoneSpam and block whole number ranges.

+442*
+164*
025*
028*


028 is a valid prefix for 2talk, don't expect most people use the free 2talk # so pretty low risk to block.

 

 

 

Careful with this one, the 028 number range is also used by Vocus, some Vodafone brands (B+W mobile for e.g.) and Warehouse Mobile.

 

If you wanted to be thorough, you could block all non-assigned ranges from this page: http://www.nad.org.nz/list/6/Consumer


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  Reply # 1979014 17-Mar-2018 13:07
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@IcI Advising to block 028* is not very good advice as @tardtasticx has pointed out

 

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  Reply # 1979016 17-Mar-2018 13:14
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Feel free to block it, never seen a call from it and chances are low that someone will be using it. I would like telcos to do this on their side since dropping to 3g is annoying.





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  Reply # 1982352 23-Mar-2018 20:44
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They must be up to the 0275x range now, as I had 3 calls now.. Two from London and 1 from a Canada number.

 

 

 

As I don't know anyone in either of these two locations I just declined them


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  Reply # 1983564 26-Mar-2018 15:39
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3 more FWIW;

 

  • +44 20 3290 9474
  • +44 20 3371 2855
  • +44 20 3252 9495






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  Reply # 1983610 26-Mar-2018 16:24
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stevenz:

 

3 more FWIW;

 

  • +44 20 3290 9474
  • +44 20 3371 2855
  • +44 20 3252 9495

 

 

 

Excellent thanks.

 

I have added all the numbers in this thread to a blocked contact in my phone and can happily say I have had a 90% reduction in calls.





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  Reply # 1984841 28-Mar-2018 11:57
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Only had a few, from +44 & +164 numbers. First one I answered and the guy said I was looking to make investments. Ah no, click and block. The Xiaomi Redmi OS can block by prefix, so +44 and +164 is gone.

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1995051 12-Apr-2018 19:59
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@nas mentions Wideprotect in this thread.

 

nas:

 

I started using Wideprotect https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/block-spam-calls-sms-mms/id1171024059?mt=8

 

As @michaelmurfy stated apps don't have direct API access to caller ID, so the app has to create a database of numbers which in turn apple callkit looks at for blocked numbers.

 

As of 11.3 you can block up to 30 million numbers now, prior to that it was 20, so my 3 wildcard blocks are fully covered now.

 

I was getting calls daily from the "UK" and "Canada", not answering them as I never get calls from either of those countries. The calls just go straight to voicemail, they accidentally left a message once and it was just Indians talking amongst themselves.

 

Since then I haven't had any more.

 

Here's what I'm blocking:

 

Click to see full size

 

It's by far the least creepiest app, it doesn't need contacts permissions unless you want to whitelist them. It doesn't upload your contacts anywhere and their privacy policy isn't 600 pages long.

 


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  Reply # 1996236 14-Apr-2018 23:53
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Here are two articles, one from the Verge, the other from Digital Trends. Both deal with iOS and Android phones. And then there is the Google support answer for Android phones. I do like the automatic identification described in Option D of the Verge article.


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  Reply # 1996248 15-Apr-2018 05:07
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Three times now I've had the land line ring and there's this weird background talking, it sounds like a recorded message but it's unintelligible. I don't have caller ID so no idea where it's coming from.


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  Reply # 1996284 15-Apr-2018 09:24
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Dulouz:

 

I use 2talk for my work phone and get a decent amount, it would be great if they could hook up to one of those spam call services and just block them. Blocking Anonymous callers doesn't work cause some clients use Anonymous numbers.

 

 

 

 

Yes please, 2talk, a button for that please!


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