Is it time to jailbreak?

salscott

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I've had an iphone for 3+ years, and despite liking the idea of jail breaking to customize....that isn't enough to make the jump.
What is driving me bat$&@% crazy are telemarketing calls. Rachel from card member services is my mortal enemy.
Question- is there an app/program for jailbreak that allows me to call block? Does it work for you if there is? If so, how should I jailbreak?
Ugh...
 

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I've had an iphone for 3+ years, and despite liking the idea of jail breaking to customize....that isn't enough to make the jump.
What is driving me bat$&@% crazy are telemarketing calls. Rachel from card member services is my mortal enemy.
Question- is there an app/program for jailbreak that allows me to call block? Does it work for you if there is? If so, how should I jailbreak?
Ugh...

I can honestly say that in all the years I've owned an iphone I've not had a single telemarketing call. For some reason I always thought that cell numbers were off limits, but I guess not?

At any rate, not sure about a call-blocking app per se, but if you have a Google Voice number you might consider giving that out instead when companies require a number. Then you'll be able to deal with those calls however you'd like (block/voicemail, etc).

And if you're not on the Do Not Call list, sign up now: http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/do-not-call-list
 

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I can honestly say that in all the years I've owned an iphone I've not had a single telemarketing call. For some reason I always thought that cell numbers were off limits, but I guess not?

At any rate, not sure about a call-blocking app per se, but if you have a Google Voice number you might consider giving that out instead when companies require a number. Then you'll be able to deal with those calls however you'd like (block/voicemail, etc).

And if you're not on the Do Not Call list, sign up now: http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/do-not-call-list

I am on the Dnd list...you are lucky
 

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Just tell the caller they are calling ur cell phone and not to call again and they have to remove ur number. It's law! Otherwise, I agree with 3cit, iBlacklist works like a champ.
 

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Does iBlacklist work well with big corporations as well as individuals? I always wondered if big 1-800 numbers had giant phone banks with different numbers they could use.
 

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Just tell the caller they are calling ur cell phone and not to call again and they have to remove ur number. It's law! Otherwise, I agree with 3cit, iBlacklist works like a champ.

I promise you I have threatened, cussed, befriended, scared, amused and talked about the law. No relief.
 

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do you owe money to rachel at card member services??
and who did you give your cell phone number too?

#justsayin

Hardly....it is a company that is trying to extend more credit to card owners who actually pay their bills.
#nationaldonotcalllistblows
 

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I get a dozen or so a week....largely card member services (you can google Rachel at card member services and see that this is widespread and I'm on some timeshare list). What a joke the dnc list is. Att is no help.
 

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I used to jailbreak and the primary reason was iBlacklist... but in the interim when jailbreak was not an option on 5.x & then 6.x - I developed a work-around that works for me... I put an entry in my Contacts app named "Ima Dumbass" - and any number that calls me that is telemarketing in nature gets added under "Ima" - and in the Contacts app - I assigned "Ima" with her own ringtone... Silent. And no vibrate... so when "Ima" calls, there's no intrusion - just the screen lighting up... and the entry in 'recents', and maybe a voicemail to delete without listening to... Not a perfect solution, but it works for me.

Also available depending on your service provider... blocked call lists... Verizon lets you keep a list of five numbers that are blocked for 90 days at a time for free... I use that too... or I could pay for a feature to block up to 20 numbers permanently...
 

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I used to jailbreak and the primary reason was iBlacklist... but in the interim when jailbreak was not an option on 5.x & then 6.x - I developed a work-around that works for me... I put an entry in my Contacts app named "Ima Dumbass" - and any number that calls me that is telemarketing in nature gets added under "Ima" - and in the Contacts app - I assigned "Ima" with her own ringtone... Silent. And no vibrate... so when "Ima" calls, there's no intrusion - just the screen lighting up... and the entry in 'recents', and maybe a voicemail to delete without listening to... Not a perfect solution, but it works for me.

Also available depending on your service provider... blocked call lists... Verizon lets you keep a list of five numbers that are blocked for 90 days at a time for free... I use that too... or I could pay for a feature to block up to 20 numbers permanently...

I love it....and this one company (card member services) uses a bunch of different numbers. Att has a service, but in their wisdom you have to go to their website and add and you are limited to 20 or so numbers. Thanks
 

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I love it....and this one company (card member services) uses a bunch of different numbers. Att has a service, but in their wisdom you have to go to their website and add and you are limited to 20 or so numbers. Thanks

Well - 'Ima' in my contacts app has a lot of numbers... well over 100...
 

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