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Topic # 14007 10-Jun-2007 21:59
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Any recommendations on how to block an unwanted call/sms? I gather that this kind of functionality doesn't come with most smartphones (if any), though I did manage to Google up one piece of software called "Call SMS Blocker". This is the kind of functionality I'm after (an excerpt from the software's feature list):

- no notification on device;
- action for calls to block: hangup, pickup/hangup, mute and optionally reply with sms;
- action for sms to block: move to 'waste basket', move to 'blocked', reject, hide and optionally reply with sms;

Of course it's not free so I was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions before I possibly head down this route.


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  Reply # 74241 11-Jun-2007 09:13
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what sort of device?

there are some neat blacklisters for ppc.




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  Reply # 74255 11-Jun-2007 10:24
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A bit of both, Imate Jamin & SP5

Including "Blacklist" in my Googling has turned up "Call Firewall" for Pocket PC which is free and looks very promising, with the author hoping to do a smartphone version in the future. Link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=307178

Unfortunately it doesn't apply to SMS though.

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  Reply # 74276 11-Jun-2007 13:24
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after three un-solicited / offensive / abusive /etc messages you can tell telecom and they'll block it i think, don't know about vodafone tho.

I have done a bit of work on an sms blocker that notifies the sender they have been block 1x, then will automatically delete or archive any messages from that number from that point forwards, however its not particularly stable or functional at the mo.





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