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Old 06-29-2019, 01:05 PM
 
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Since no one answered my Mr. Number question, I'm posting another one. Does anyone have an app that blocks spam, telemarketers and etc. I know some phones have a block now, but it is nothing like Mr. Number was. They are charging for it now. I don't like the one my phone service provides. Any suggestions?
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Old 06-29-2019, 07:00 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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Well, there is NoMoRoBo for Mobiles, but it's not free. $2/month

https://nomorobo.zendesk.com/hc/en-u...bo-Mobile-Cost

I use it on an Xfinity VOIP line, works great.
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Old 06-29-2019, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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No matter what application you use, it won't catch/block 100% of potential SPAM no matter what the author claims it can do.

Typically, such applications can block unknown senders, known spammers or any email address/phone # that you specify.
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Old 07-01-2019, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Most carriers have a free app now. Who is yours?
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Old 07-01-2019, 12:28 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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Since no one answered my Mr. Number question, I'm posting another one. Does anyone have an app that blocks spam, telemarketers and etc. I know some phones have a block now, but it is nothing like Mr. Number was. They are charging for it now. I don't like the one my phone service provides. Any suggestions?
I missed your question about Mr. Number. I used to use it but my newer phone now has call blocking built in. It's a feature of Android but it will not block texts. Truecaller does. I don't have a need for it but I installed it on my wife's phone and it does seem to do the trick. The only catch it that you have to use it as your dialer and messaging app.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...aller&hl=en_US
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Old 07-02-2019, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Hiya

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...lerid&hl=en_US
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Old 08-07-2019, 09:33 AM
 
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On My iPhone, I can restrict messages to people who in my contacts list. This effectively blocks spam. I can also type in numbers that are spam, but it doesn’t stop companies that use a rotating number.
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Old 08-07-2019, 10:20 AM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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I missed your question about Mr. Number. I used to use it but my newer phone now has call blocking built in. It's a feature of Android but it will not block texts. Truecaller does. I don't have a need for it but I installed it on my wife's phone and it does seem to do the trick. The only catch it that you have to use it as your dialer and messaging app.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...aller&hl=en_US
I second TrueCaller. I am using it for years now and very happy with it.
You can use it for calls and/OR messages. You don't need to use for both. Check the permissions.
Choose your old SMS app as your default messaging service. That will stop Truecaller from being your default SMS service.
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Old 08-08-2019, 07:21 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Easiest way is just don't answer unknown number. If it's important they will leave a voicemail.
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Old 08-11-2019, 02:03 PM
 
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Easiest way is just don't answer unknown number. If it's important they will leave a voicemail.
Or turn the ringer off and let everything go to voicemail.
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