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# 105358 3-Jul-2012 09:31
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After having yet another call from those Indians trying to fix my computer the Number 1 Scam in New Zealand at the moment; I see the offending number is displayed in the call logs on the router.  What I was wondering could this functionality be extended to block calls coming from known Scam numbers in a future firmware release.

I Goggled the number the Indians used and it seems to be a known Skype out number it’s a big problem in Australian and New Zealand. This would be a great selling point for the Genius service also, plus save me getting annoyed with these calls.

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  # 649883 3-Jul-2012 09:37
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I think this would be a brilliant idea as well.

At the moment if/when I get calls of this nature I report them at www.phonespamfilter.co.nz

But I am lucky in the fact that I have a Panasonic phone attached to my Genius system where I can actually block numbers on the handset :)

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  # 649900 3-Jul-2012 09:58
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Hopefully Orcon will "open" up the Genius a bit more to offer more control over our phones, similar to other VoIP providers features... blacklisting would be a welcome feature to everyone I think - stops the in-laws from ringing... ;)




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  # 649905 3-Jul-2012 10:15
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Cheers guys on the responses, I to have a Panasonic phone and didn't know it had this feature well I didn't have caller ID prior to Genius.  Cyberbuddha off the top of your head where on the phone is this.

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  # 651062 5-Jul-2012 08:11
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Thanks for your feedback - all suggestions welcomed - I will pass them across to the product team ...





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