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Spam / Prank calls to Sprint Iphones

Journeyman

Re: Spam / Prank calls to Sprint Iphones

Yeah I figured that out immediately after posting. Ridiculous. There is an 877 number that calls sometimes immediately after the unknown but blocking that does nothing for the unknown. Landlines can block private callers cell phones should be able to as well.

Journeyman

Re: Spam / Prank calls to Sprint Iphones

I Have been having this problem ever since i got my iphone the next day i was getting private calls and what noT and so is my husband I go to say its annoying!!!!

SPRINT SHOULD DO SOMETHING ABOUT BLOCKING PRIVATE CALLS NOW!

Journeyman

Re: Spam / Prank calls to Sprint Iphones

Happening to me too! I get at least one telemarketing call per day now. I am on the "do not call" list but, it has not helped. When I block a number through the Sprint website it just disappears from the list the next day. Very irritating!

Journeyman

Re: Spam / Prank calls to Sprint Iphones

This is an international number. I found out it was an international number when I called Sprint to have them block another number I was getting harassing calls from. I also found out the 77-code is the international code for India, in case someone wants to know.

Unfortunately, Sprint won't block all incoming/outgoing international calls, but you can contact the Sprint International department directly to have them block it.

Master

Re: Spam / Prank calls to Sprint Iphones

It is not an international number, It is an issue with the way private numbers are being displayed on the device.

Journeyman

Re: Spam / Prank calls to Sprint Iphones

So it's been over a month since Sprint is "investigating" according to this post.  I just got one of these calls tonight and evidently I have nothing I can do.  Come on Sprint, you should be able to figure this out and take care of your customers......

Journeyman

Re: Spam / Prank calls to Sprint Iphones

Sprint and Google Voice work natively together now, at least on the iPhone 4s.

Steps to block a number this method:

1. Create a Google Voice account.

2. Sync your number with it.

3. In Google Voice, click Contacts on the left.

4. Add a contact with the harrassers phone number.

5. On the right hand side of that contact, click Edit Google Voice Settings

6. Where it says "Ring Default Phones" click Edit

7. Select the bottom radio button and from the drop down select Block Call.

A few steps, but you can easily add a bunch of blocked contacts and such this way.

Journeyman

Re: Spam / Prank calls to Sprint Iphones

Me and my husband are getting prank calls in the middle of the night from the same number. On my phone (HTC 3D) it shows up Private on his I-phone 4s it shows up with the number 7748283686237. These pranksters know us, they are calling me then him right after and even referred to him by his nickname while talking to me on my phone before calling him. Please tell me what i can do to block this caller or have whoever is calling traced. Thanks

Journeyman

Re: Spam / Prank calls to Sprint Iphones

This number keeps calling my phone too. It's extra annoying and I hope the people that are sending out these calls get caught soon.

Journeyman

Re: Spam / Prank calls to Sprint Iphones

9,000+ reviews and no resolution.

Hey Sprint here is just an idea of how you can help us out from getting harrassed.

Please add more ringtones, the famous 1 beep that I so dearly miss, a silent ringtone, or a send to voicemail option.


If you have these types of ringtones or send to voicemail options,then we can save this number as a contact and assign it one of these ringtones or send to voicemail so we don't get bothered by the harrassing calls.

P.S. If you want to make money I'm willing to pay for the 2 ringtones stated above as well as good money for a send a contact to voicemail option...

Easy fix to a well know problem that will work with all phones.

If a land line can block private calls but a cell phone can not block a private caller at least we can make it to where a private caller does not interupt a meeting, sleep, or any of our daily activities.

Thank you for the consideration.

P.S. If any of you app builder guru people could make a custom ringtone that is silent or one beep please post a link on here so I can buy your product.

Master

Re: Spam / Prank calls to Sprint Iphones

Journeyman

Re: Spam / Prank calls to Sprint Iphones

I did this just now after being called all night until 1 am.. Now I cannot sleep, it is very frustrating but I hope this works. If you set it up spam calls or texts should go straight to a spam folder...  The numbers I was getting called from are from look like (951) 070-013...

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