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Old 04-09-2009, 07:39 PM
Jbob
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Default Blocking unwanted calls

Does Sprint allow of blocking of unwanted calls from certain numbers? I
keep getting calls from 866-333-9411. If I answer it(a recording) asks if
I am a certain name, which is not me, and says if I continue then that
verifies it is the person they are calling, otherwise please hang up. I'm
assuming it's some collection agency that has an incorrect number.



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Old 04-10-2009, 03:04 AM
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In <R9sDl.14137$hc1.12952@flpi150.ffdc.sbc.com> "Jbob" <jbob1957@Nohotmail1.com> writes:

>Does Sprint allow of blocking of unwanted calls from certain numbers? I
>keep getting calls from 866-333-9411. If I answer it(a recording) asks if
>I am a certain name, which is not me, and says if I continue then that
>verifies it is the person they are calling, otherwise please hang up. I'm
>assuming it's some collection agency that has an incorrect number.


Have you made a report yet to the FCC's "do not call" complaint
division? Wouldn't hurt....

(And yes, you're using a cell phone, but you should ener
it snumber in the DNC list anyway).




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Old 04-10-2009, 11:58 AM
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Jbob wrote:
> Does Sprint allow of blocking of unwanted calls from certain numbers? I
> keep getting calls from 866-333-9411. If I answer it(a recording) asks if


Since you kept getting calls from this number, you can put it in your
address book and assign a silent ring tone to this... it'll ring
(silently) but you don't get bothered to look who called.

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Old 04-10-2009, 12:05 PM
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In article <R9sDl.14137$hc1.12952@flpi150.ffdc.sbc.com> on Thu, 9 Apr
2009 14:39:29 -0500, Jbob wrote:

> Does Sprint allow of blocking of unwanted calls from certain numbers? I
> keep getting calls from 866-333-9411. If I answer it(a recording) asks if
> I am a certain name, which is not me, and says if I continue then that
> verifies it is the person they are calling, otherwise please hang up. I'm
> assuming it's some collection agency that has an incorrect number.


A quick google on that phone number reveals it's a collection agency
known as "Platinum Recovery Services".

The easiest way to deal with them is to assign that number a silent ring
tone, and just let the call go to voice mail.

If you don't have a silent ring tone on your phone, you can download one
for free from the Sprint web site (assuming you have data access and an
OLAM login). Login, go to the digital lounge, and enter "Silent ringer"
in the search box.

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Old 04-10-2009, 01:25 PM
Roger 2008
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"Seth Goodman" <seth_news@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:MPG.2448ffda437c2da098969a@news.astraweb.com. ..
> In article <R9sDl.14137$hc1.12952@flpi150.ffdc.sbc.com> on Thu, 9 Apr
> 2009 14:39:29 -0500, Jbob wrote:
>
> > Does Sprint allow of blocking of unwanted calls from certain numbers? I
> > keep getting calls from 866-333-9411. If I answer it(a recording) asks

if
> > I am a certain name, which is not me, and says if I continue then that
> > verifies it is the person they are calling, otherwise please hang up.

I'm
> > assuming it's some collection agency that has an incorrect number.

>
> A quick google on that phone number reveals it's a collection agency
> known as "Platinum Recovery Services".
>
> The easiest way to deal with them is to assign that number a silent ring
> tone, and just let the call go to voice mail.
>
> If you don't have a silent ring tone on your phone, you can download one
> for free from the Sprint web site (assuming you have data access and an
> OLAM login). Login, go to the digital lounge, and enter "Silent ringer"
> in the search box.
>
> --
> Seth Goodman


I have used the "Silent ringer" routine before but I when I switched my
phone to vibrate every single call would vibrate the same.

Windows Mobile has a distinctive ring for different phone numbers and it
sure would be nice if Windows Mobile had a distinctive vibrate also.

Any ideas?

TIA



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Old 04-10-2009, 02:46 PM
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Default Re: Blocking unwanted calls

On Apr 9, 2:39*pm, "Jbob" <jbob1...@Nohotmail1.com> wrote:
> Does Sprint allow of blocking of unwanted calls from certain numbers? *I
> keep getting calls from 866-333-9411. * If I answer it(a recording) asks if
> I am a certain name, which is not me, and says if I continue then that
> verifies it is the person they are calling, otherwise please hang up. *I'm
> assuming it's some collection agency that has an incorrect number.


Sprint does not offer a way to block individual numbers. The best
suggestion would be to set up the silent ringer as put forth here
already. Unfortunately, I cannot think of a solution for the
vibration, unless you particular device would have an option for not
vibrating on certain calls or numbers.

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Old 04-10-2009, 03:10 PM
Todd Allcock
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At 10 Apr 2009 07:46:03 -0700 dafydd wrote:
> On Apr 9, 2:39*pm, "Jbob" <jbob1...@Nohotmail1.com> wrote:
> > Does Sprint allow of blocking of unwanted calls from certain numbers?

*I
> > keep getting calls from 866-333-9411. * If I answer it(a recording)

asks if
> > I am a certain name, which is not me, and says if I continue then that
> > verifies it is the person they are calling, otherwise please hang up.

*I'm
> > assuming it's some collection agency that has an incorrect number.

>
> Sprint does not offer a way to block individual numbers. The best
> suggestion would be to set up the silent ringer as put forth here
> already. Unfortunately, I cannot think of a solution for the
> vibration, unless you particular device would have an option for not
> vibrating on certain calls or numbers.



I don't suppose the OP has considered just answering the call and leting
the collection agency know he's not the guy they're looking for?


My wife's T-Mo number must've belonged to some deadbeat before she was
issued it, since we used to get a lot of those calls. I'd take them,
tell them I wasn't their guy, and that agency never called back. After
answering the calls from a half-dozen agencies we've not had a problem
since (except for the occasional "inspirational" text from a very nice
lady in Texas who's friend has the same phone number as my wife in the
817 instead of our 816 area code, so we get a text when she "misdials"
occasionally.)

I'd have pestered T-Mobile to switch the number because of the collection
calls originally, but it was an easy to remember number we kind of liked-
the last three digits are the same.



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