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Title: Phone application
Post by: Boardburner2 on Mar 09, 2017, 10:38 pm
What i am looking for is an application for an android phone that will do the following.

When an incoming call is received it checks against my phonebook.

If the incoming no is not in the phone book or withheld i want it not to ring or possibly to check the origin of the no, before playing a message of my chosing, hopefully something with delaying tactics to rack up their phone bill.

EDIT

Yes i have googled this but found no sensible answers, perhaps i am using the wrong search trms.
Title: Re: Phone application
Post by: Boardburner2 on Mar 09, 2017, 11:22 pm
The Indian ministry of justice  has made some particularly unpleasant calls suggesting that i will be held without representation on terrorism charges  if i do not confirm my identity by supplying my bank details.

Only happened since i received my new phone which did not initially work.

Title: Re: Phone application
Post by: Coding Badly on Mar 10, 2017, 09:28 pm

I have found calling them a liar to be highly effective.  You respond with just the one word no matter what they say.  So far the calls have always ended with them frustrated to the point they emit rather nasty cuss words.

Title: Re: Phone application
Post by: larryd on Mar 10, 2017, 09:37 pm
I have found calling them a liar to be highly effective.  You respond with just the one word no matter what they say.  So far the calls have always ended with them frustrated to the point they emit rather nasty cuss words.
Just say you hope everyone in their family dies of cancer.



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Title: Re: Phone application
Post by: Boardburner2 on Mar 10, 2017, 09:54 pm
I have found calling them a liar to be highly effective.  You respond with just the one word no matter what they say.  So far the calls have always ended with them frustrated to the point they emit rather nasty cuss words.


I have found effective ways also of dealing with them.

Problem is they can ring at odd times , like when i am asleep.
With home phone (landline) i devised an arduino solution to deal with it but on one occasion missed a rather important call in an emergency situation.

Just say you hope everyone in their family dies of cancer.
It was not cancer but that was the call i missed.
Title: Re: Phone application
Post by: TomGeorge on Mar 11, 2017, 09:39 am
Hi,
My good old Nokia C5, tells me who is ringing if they are in my address book, pretty good at pronouncing names, even pizza......

Tom... :)
Title: Re: Phone application
Post by: Boardburner2 on Mar 11, 2017, 09:30 pm
Mine does exactly the same.
The point is i do not want it to ring , especially if i have just done a night shift.

I had an arduino device on landline which allowed numbers starting with 020 allowed which worked OK for a while.

Then Telecom started selling 0203 numbers to anyone on the planet.
Title: Re: Phone application
Post by: Chagrin on Mar 11, 2017, 10:18 pm
Yes i have googled this but found no sensible answers, perhaps i am using the wrong search terms.
A search in the Google Play store for "robocall" (https://play.google.com/store/search?q=robocall&c=apps&rating=1) popped plenty of results. "Truecaller" seems particularly popular.
Title: Re: Phone application
Post by: Henry_Best on Mar 12, 2017, 03:14 am
A search in the Google Play store for "robocall" (https://play.google.com/store/search?q=robocall&c=apps&rating=1) popped plenty of results. "Truecaller" seems particularly popular.
The problem is that my sister lives in another country and her telecoms provider doesn't forward the caller's number (abroad?). Those devices block all calls where the caller's number is not present, so it would block her calls.  :smiley-neutral: