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Last edited by scorpiodsu; 02-08-2011 at 02:21 PM.
As soon as you activate a new iPhone on Verizon, the option to block 5 calls for free disappears. The Verizon Tech Support rep had no clue about how to restore the service. Call block service is available for my other 3 phones, but not for iPhone.
- 02-08-2011, 02:49 PM #7
- 02-10-2011, 02:21 PM #8iPhone Newbie
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I end up downloading a silent ringtone at this site. I created a contact for the number that keeps call me, and associated that ring. Not a perfect solution, but better than answering all those calls.
Anyone know why Verizon can't do this?
- 02-10-2011, 02:34 PM #9
Verizon Customer Service Reply
Here is Verizon's reply to my inquiry...
"My name is Peter and I thank you for contacting Verizon Wireless. I appreciate your inquiry about your call block feature. You are a valued customer and I will be happy to explain why this feature is not working, and am sorry to hear of the dropped call you when speaking with Jeff.
The call block feature is currently not compatible with the iPhone. This is why the feature was available with your Blackberry device but is no longer available. I do apologize for the inconvenience this may cause."
A different rep said "the reason you can't block calls with an iPhone is because voicemail resides on the phone, whereas with a Blackberry, voicemail resides on the Verizon server."
Call Verizon 10 times... get 10 different answers.... but, none of them are the one I want to hear... "No problem, your free call block feature is working."
- 02-27-2011, 01:53 PM #11
Apparently, Apple did not want to allow Verizon to block calls, citing that there are Apps that can handle this. I see no reason whatsoever for Steve Jobs to interfere with a feature such as this one.
Blocking calls and text msgs. from the Verizon network end is far more desirable than relying on an app.
Last edited by tourstagefan; 02-27-2011 at 10:58 PM.
- 02-27-2011, 03:17 PM #12
- 02-28-2011, 09:21 AM #13
That's a good reason to keep my YouMail account. You can block as many #'s as you like, including entire area codes. I block all toll-free area codes, as well as all "private" or "unknown caller" calls. I haven't had one sneak through yet :-)
The service is free, and is phone independent - so works perfectly on my ViP4.
Just a thought...
- 02-28-2011, 11:31 PM #14
- 03-01-2011, 09:50 AM #15
Looking at my daughter's new vzw iPhone, it looks like it doesn't even have a silent ringtone, you would have to make one. Even my old Motorola E815 lets me set the ring to silent for contact entries. Very useful for persistent unwanted calls from a certain well-known pseudoreligion. I have 13 of their numbers in my contacts set to silent (as in Silentology). I don't know they've called until five minutes later when the phone beeps for the missed call.
- 03-01-2011, 10:22 AM #16
- 03-01-2011, 07:49 PM #17