Is that all? Though seriously, T Mobile is trying help drain the Robocalling swamp, and is prepared to do even more using the Shaken/Stir framework. Sounds like an allusion to a OO7 movie.
This TMobile system does not work well at all. Our regular TMobile account gets spoof calls many times per week. Yes we have TMobile spam block on for long time. Yes I just verified it was on. It just does not work well
Good to know. I wonder how many robocalls you would receive if you turned the blocker off? I suppose T Mobile is trying to do better for the very reasons you have stated.
For anyone having problems with spam calls, I would recommend downloading and using the "Hiya" app. It has worked incredibly well for me on my Android phone, although (as always) YMMV.
Thanks for the suggestion. The play store reviews appear strongly upbeat. I'm a bit intrigued by the Mature 17+ thingy, for does the app say "To hell with ya", or something more to the point like "F***ya", rather than "Hiya" when a robocall is received? One can't be soft on these Robo people.
Great question! Since I am unable to spam call myself, I don't know what happens on the caller's end, but when I get a spam call it almost always blocks it and identifies what the (robo or not) caller is trying to sell. If the caller / number isn't already on their list, you also get the opportunity to block and report the number and add a comment if you wish. IMHO it's a very nice app for free.
I keep getting 2 spam calls each day and the number keep changing that it's not effective to put the number on the black list . I've try "call blacklist" by vlad lee which has white list that works well by blocking all the incoming call except the one in white list, new incoming calls still have a chance to go to the voicemail.
But I find the developer is in Russia that makes me uncomfortable to use it, itself may collecting my phone information, so I uninstall it. I which the cell phone manufacture have a build in White List instead of Black List. I have 10 different cell phone made by LG, Samsung, Apple, Essential phone. HTC. they all don't have White List. Please let me know if anyone knows which model have a White List. I definite will buy one.
I saw the following article that appears to be a partial fix for not having a whitelist feature, though it ignores calls rather than blocks them, and it may only work on certain phones. I haven't tried this method myself and know little about it, so YMMV, but it might be worth a look.
Awaiting the Checkmark Signal
Here's some more info about the fix for Robocalls. But will robocallers find a way to bypass this system?
My solution is to not answer calls I don't recognize, & error on the side of not recognizing. Still annoying, but much less so.
I suppose my solution would become ineffective or unsustainable if robocall volume reaches a level that drowns out legitimate calls or materially impacts phone battery.
TMobile system stinks
Does not work well
Yes, not answering unrecognized callers is the method I, and I think many others, have been forced into. Yet I have missed some important calls, for it's surprising how some legitimate calls from entities like government departments and companies don't have their names listed as part of their caller ID. That said, if a caller really is legit, and has an important message for you, they should not be reluctant to leave a message, something that most robocallers do not do. I have two main GV#s, as well as two other numbers, which increases the robo caller count.
I started getting the Social Security scam robocalls last week and somewhere along the way I accidentally answered one (I think it's been discussed how that's bad). They're an example of robocallers who spoof (and change each time) their number so it matches the target's exchange (area code + next 3 digits). I've exclusively used the same (GrandCentral -->) Google Voice ph# for >13yrs -- it rings all kinds of devices I use.
[ETA: even way back then, all my contacts tended to call me from a cell phone so no toll charges, except dear old grandma. So I picked a ph# she could call for free. As you've guessed by now, grandma's been dead for years]
I needed to block all 10000 of those. Search yielded a C++ program...
...that generates a CSV file and discusses the instructions. I used Excel instead of C++.
Here's the first two lines. The other 99 lines are trivial for one to generate oneself. These are long lines of course, cuz lines 2 thru 101 each contain a contact with 100 different phone numbers. Line 1 and Line 2 follow, using Tom Mannix's exchange.
Name,Family Name,Notes,Group Membership,Phone 1 - Type,Phone 1 - Value,Phone 2 - Type,Phone 2 - Value,Phone 3 - Type,Phone 3 - Value,Phone 4 - Type,Phone 4 - Value,Phone 5 - Type,Phone 5 - Value,Phone 6 - Type,Phone 6 - Value,Phone 7 - Type,Phone 7 - Value,Phone 8 - Type,Phone 8 - Value,Phone 9 - Type,Phone 9 - Value,Phone 10 - Type,Phone 10 - Value,Phone 11 - Type,Phone 11 - Value,Phone 12 - Type,Phone 12 - Value,Phone 13 - Type,Phone 13 - Value,Phone 14 - Type,Phone 14 - Value,Phone 15 - Type,Phone 15 - Value,Phone 16 - Type,Phone 16 - Value,Phone 17 - Type,Phone 17 - Value,Phone 18 - Type,Phone 18 - Value,Phone 19 - Type,Phone 19 - Value,Phone 20 - Type,Phone 20 - Value,Phone 21 - Type,Phone 21 - Value,Phone 22 - Type,Phone 22 - Value,Phone 23 - Type,Phone 23 - Value,Phone 24 - Type,Phone 24 - Value,Phone 25 - Type,Phone 25 - Value,Phone 26 - Type,Phone 26 - Value,Phone 27 - Type,Phone 27 - Value,Phone 28 - Type,Phone 28 - Value,Phone 29 - Type,Phone 29 - Value,Phone 30 - Type,Phone 30 - Value,Phone 31 - Type,Phone 31 - Value,Phone 32 - Type,Phone 32 - Value,Phone 33 - Type,Phone 33 - Value,Phone 34 - Type,Phone 34 - Value,Phone 35 - Type,Phone 35 - Value,Phone 36 - Type,Phone 36 - Value,Phone 37 - Type,Phone 37 - Value,Phone 38 - Type,Phone 38 - Value,Phone 39 - Type,Phone 39 - Value,Phone 40 - Type,Phone 40 - Value,Phone 41 - Type,Phone 41 - Value,Phone 42 - Type,Phone 42 - Value,Phone 43 - Type,Phone 43 - Value,Phone 44 - Type,Phone 44 - Value,Phone 45 - Type,Phone 45 - Value,Phone 46 - Type,Phone 46 - Value,Phone 47 - Type,Phone 47 - Value,Phone 48 - Type,Phone 48 - Value,Phone 49 - Type,Phone 49 - Value,Phone 50 - Type,Phone 50 - Value,Phone 51 - Type,Phone 51 - Value,Phone 52 - Type,Phone 52 - Value,Phone 53 - Type,Phone 53 - Value,Phone 54 - Type,Phone 54 - Value,Phone 55 - Type,Phone 55 - Value,Phone 56 - Type,Phone 56 - Value,Phone 57 - Type,Phone 57 - Value,Phone 58 - Type,Phone 58 - Value,Phone 59 - Type,Phone 59 - Value,Phone 60 - Type,Phone 60 - Value,Phone 61 - Type,Phone 61 - Value,Phone 62 - Type,Phone 62 - Value,Phone 63 - Type,Phone 63 - Value,Phone 64 - Type,Phone 64 - Value,Phone 65 - Type,Phone 65 - Value,Phone 66 - Type,Phone 66 - Value,Phone 67 - Type,Phone 67 - Value,Phone 68 - Type,Phone 68 - Value,Phone 69 - Type,Phone 69 - Value,Phone 70 - Type,Phone 70 - Value,Phone 71 - Type,Phone 71 - Value,Phone 72 - Type,Phone 72 - Value,Phone 73 - Type,Phone 73 - Value,Phone 74 - Type,Phone 74 - Value,Phone 75 - Type,Phone 75 - Value,Phone 76 - Type,Phone 76 - Value,Phone 77 - Type,Phone 77 - Value,Phone 78 - Type,Phone 78 - Value,Phone 79 - Type,Phone 79 - Value,Phone 80 - Type,Phone 80 - Value,Phone 81 - Type,Phone 81 - Value,Phone 82 - Type,Phone 82 - Value,Phone 83 - Type,Phone 83 - Value,Phone 84 - Type,Phone 84 - Value,Phone 85 - Type,Phone 85 - Value,Phone 86 - Type,Phone 86 - Value,Phone 87 - Type,Phone 87 - Value,Phone 88 - Type,Phone 88 - Value,Phone 89 - Type,Phone 89 - Value,Phone 90 - Type,Phone 90 - Value,Phone 91 - Type,Phone 91 - Value,Phone 92 - Type,Phone 92 - Value,Phone 93 - Type,Phone 93 - Value,Phone 94 - Type,Phone 94 - Value,Phone 95 - Type,Phone 95 - Value,Phone 96 - Type,Phone 96 - Value,Phone 97 - Type,Phone 97 - Value,Phone 98 - Type,Phone 98 - Value,Phone 99 - Type,Phone 99 - Value,Phone 100 - Type,Phone 100 - Value
Please explain more detail on how to create a excel file and use in google voice.
From the link...
If you're not familiar with Excel's "Fill Series" in conjunction with my first two CSV lines then you're probably better off just using the C++ in the link, or getting a friend to help, or using reddit to pay somebody $5 to make the CSV from the link.
But if you're comfortable with Excel, paste my lines into Notepad then save as whatever.csv then open it in Excel, then post again and I'll explain further if necessary. Good luck!
BTW I believe the Hiya app previously discussed is the easiest solution for most people. Just that it's incompatible with my needs due to "Google Voice...rings all kinds of devices I use."