Call Block feature simply sends unwanted calls to my voicemail. Are there options to ensure the call does not go to my voicemail at all?

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I have a Samsung S7.

I have enabled the "Blocking" feature on the phone to block an individual's phone number. However, when they call their call is just forwarded to my Voicemail.

Is there a way to ensure that their future call does not simply get directed to my Voicemail, but does not get through at all. Any suggestions from the Koodo Community are appreciated.

Thank you!
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Posted 10 months ago

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David, Mobile Master

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There have been a number of Apps suggested in the past. A search for 'Call Blocking' on this forum should return a few of the past suggestions.
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David, thank you for the reply.

What Call Blocking App do you use?
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From experience, call blocking apps only shoot the calls directly to voicemail. The only alternative would be a very intrusive app that'd need access to your dialer, that'd pick up the call and play a pre-recorded greeting, then hang up. I don't know of any.

Any reason you need to block incoming calls from certain numbers and have them dodge your voicemail box?

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@Ted,
I don't use a call blocking app. The few unwanted calls we get come to our landline, and if there is no answer by the time we've said "Hello" twice, we hang up. If it is someone who really wants to reach us and we hung up on them they'll call back, and be quicker.

If you really have a need to manage incoming calls, running them through a VoIP account will allow you to manage calls very selectively.
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Hi!

Thank you for your reply and suggestion. 

I currently need only 2 phone numbers fully "Blocked" as they are "harrassing calls". 

I was hoping that there was some App that would completely terminate any incoming call if it was from either number that is at issue.

I have not yet called Koodo as my time to wait on hold during business hours is limited. However, I would have thought that Koodo would be able to program a block of any unwanted numbers on their Network behind the scenes so that I would not have to use any Third Party Call Blocking App or VoIP. And any Third Party Call Blocking App that simply sends the unwanted call directly to my voicemail is no use. I still have to go and retrieve my voicemail messages and listen to any message from the unwanted Caller. 
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Cutting and pasting your reply repeatedly is unnecessary. We can see the entire thread.
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What you're asking was possible in the past through a paid app called Extreme Call Blocker, but the developer has dropped supporting the feature. Try the free version to see if it still works. 

Carriers can in theory do this for you, but not all have a system in place to do do so. The issue is that any unanswered call (whether by timeout, by you declining, or by it being automatically declined) is automatically routed to your voicemail if you have voicemail. 
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Hi!

Thank you for your reply and suggestion. 

I currently need only 2 phone numbers fully "Blocked" as they are "harrassing calls". 

I was hoping that there was some App that would completely terminate any incoming call if it was from either number that is at issue. 

I have not yet called Koodo as my time to wait on hold during business hours is limited. However, I would have thought that Koodo would be able to program a block of any unwanted numbers on their Network behind the scenes so that I would not have to use any Third Party Call Blocking App or VoIP. And any Third Party Call Blocking App that simply sends the unwanted call directly to my voicemail is no use. I still have to go and retrieve my voicemail messages and listen to any message from the unwanted Caller.
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How do I stop a rejected caller from leaving a message on my voicemail?  The problem is this specific caller keeps filling up my voicemail box?!
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There is blocking numbers built in for iOS, Samsung has an auto reject callers feature as well. You could look to third party apps otherwise but that's all you can do unfortunately.
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Hi!

Thank you for your replies and suggestions. 

I currently need only 2 phone numbers fully "Blocked" as they are "harrassing calls". 

I was hoping that there was some App that would completely terminate any incoming call if it was from either number that is at issue. 

I have not yet called Koodo as my time to wait on hold during business hours is limited. However, I would have thought that Koodo would be able to program a block of any unwanted numbers on their Network behind the scenes so that I would not have to use any Third Party Call Blocking App or VoIP. And any Third Party Call Blocking App that simply sends the unwanted call directly to my voicemail is no use. I still have to go and retrieve my voicemail messages and listen to any message from the unwanted Caller. And, I am not yet at the point of escalating to Law Enforcement to have a "No Contact Order" put in place, as I always try to work differences out in a cooperative manner. However, this other Party does not want to respect a verbal request to stop calling and leaving voicemail messages at the present time.
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