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jerryg50
Posts: 1,193
Registered: ‎02-28-2009
My Device: Torch, Bold, Play Book, and Bluetooth HS-700

How to Block Calls on Blackberry Phone (Call Block, Block Calls)

I have been getting solicitation calls on my phone. I get everything from credit card schemes, to telling me that my Hotmail account and computer has been compromised. I realize there are some apps for this. When looking at many of the call blocking apps, none of them seemed to be without some type of con. I did some research and found a work around that works for me. I tried this on both a 9800 and 9900 phone.


To Set Up Your Own Call Blocking

In the Contacts do the following:

Go in to the Edit mode and create a new listing.
In the Title line put the name BLOCKED in capital letters.
In the First Name line put the name you want to call this entry to be blocked.
In the Last Name line put in brackets (Muted).
In the Work line put the phone number exactly how it appeared in the call display listing.

Scroll down to Phone and click on it.
Set Volume to Silent or Off
Set LED to Off
Set Vibration to Off
Set Vibrate with Ring Tone to Off
Press Esc and Save

Scroll to Messages and click on it.
Do exactly the same as above for the Phone section.
Press Esc and Save

Press the Blackberry Menu key and save your new entries.

For an enhancement to this. Go to Google Search and click on Image. Do a search for Call Blocking. Download your favorite picture and save it to your SD card in the phone. I downloaded mine on my PC and transferred it to the phone`s SD card. This works out to be the same result. If you don`t like what you see, you can use the picture of your X or whatever...

Go back to the Contacts and search for BLOCKED. All the entries titled BLOCKED will show. Select the first one to start with. In each of them you can add the new downloaded Call Block symbol as the associated picture.

When the Scammer or undesired caller calls, the phone will ignore the call if everything was done and works correctly. The only way you will see the caller has called is in the phone`s logs. This would be expected. Having the symbol showing with the entry makes it easier to quickly spot, and it also gives a nice flare to the look of the entry.

Remember that if a someone is calling and there is no phone number showing it cannot be blocked in any case. If you make an entry with no phone number, then any of your friends who are using call blocking will also be blocked.

 

Jerry G.

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Xandrex
Posts: 18,403
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Z30, Playbook, 9320BES
My Carrier: B&You _ SFR

Re: How to Block Calls on Blackberry Phone (Call Block, Block Calls)

hello Jerry G.

long time no see ! :smileyvery-happy: it's good to have you back on the BSCF !

your instructions do not seem to work on OS5. Which OS are they for?

This is great, I'll be able to not be annoyed by people with hidden phone number (and if it's important, they'll leave a message on my voicemail).



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jerryg50
Posts: 1,193
Registered: ‎02-28-2009
My Device: Torch, Bold, Play Book, and Bluetooth HS-700

Re: How to Block Calls on Blackberry Phone (Call Block, Block Calls)

I did this on a 9800 and 9900 Phone. The 9800 is on OS 6 and the 9900 is on OS7, if I remember correctly..  OS5 is long obsolete. OS5 is missing many of the new functions and capabilities. I would consider upgrading. If you ever want to use the Playbook bridged with the phone you will need OS6 from what I remember.

 

When the BB10 comes out, and you don't want to pay for the latest the prices for the 9900 and the earler models should drop. At the least I would go for a phone that works on OS7. This way your phone operation will be current. :smileywink:

 

 

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Xandrex
Posts: 18,403
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Z30, Playbook, 9320BES
My Carrier: B&You _ SFR

Re: How to Block Calls on Blackberry Phone (Call Block, Block Calls)

The Bridge is available for OS5. It is not obsolete since many carriers still sell it, with success, and since RIM is still investing on it (BBM7 is currently in beta stage for OS5).

but if you can convince my BES admins to support more than the 8520, give me your email address :smileyhappy:

I also have a 9900 for personal use, but I don't receive phone calls on it.



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jerryg50
Posts: 1,193
Registered: ‎02-28-2009
My Device: Torch, Bold, Play Book, and Bluetooth HS-700

Re: How to Block Calls on Blackberry Phone (Call Block, Block Calls)

I was under the impression Bridge worked down to OS6, 

 

As you can see there are many improvements the newer technology and OS's

 

 

 

Jerry G.
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