Can koodo block numbers?

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I am being harassed by someone asking me for inappropriate pictures of me. The police said I should just block the number since it isn't life threatening. How do I go about this? I don't want to change my number because I just sent out lots of resumes and they all have my current cell number on it. Can Koodo block numbers?
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don't think they can from their end
I think you'll need an App

If you have an Android or Blackberry I recommend "Call Control" available on each of their respective App Stores.
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Unfortunately Koodo doesn't block numbers but if you have a smartphone, you can download an app to block numbers and text messages.
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I have downloaded the apps, but they still let me know the person called or text. The phone still rings and I still get the texts, so I don't see the point in them. I'm tired of my phone and texts going off all the time. I just don't want them to be able to get through at all. Oh well. Thanks anyway guys.
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Crackberry 10 or one of the old ones?
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Jessica Almeida

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The old ones. Curve 9300
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Mr number try that
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i tried mr number as well and it still allows them to leave a message.  i'm experiencing the same thing with an old boyfriend.  he pocket calls me... more than once and allows me to hear what he's doing (peeing, talking to others, whatever)  i'm thinking of going to the opp and having a peace bone issued... it's very upsetting.
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There are call blocking apps which avoid this by automatically answering the call and hanging up right away. They do use your minutes as the call is technically accepted, but they do prevent certain numbers from reaching you. I can't recommend any specific ones as I have never needed one. Also be advised that these apps will also answer and hang up on these calls when you are roaming, which could lead to high roaming fees.
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Not being able to block a call is very frustrating. The one thing I loved about Rogers when I was with them, is that they have a free blocking service. You log in, enter the number you want to block and that number will never reach your phone. It also blocked "Unknown" and "Private" callers. It was fantastic. I wish ALL carriers had this.

But since Koodo doesn't have such a service, we have to rely on a phone app. I recommend an app that will pick up the call and immediately hang up. Otherwise, the "blocked" caller will still be able to leave you a voice-mail. Kinda defeats the purpose of blocking a caller. Finding the right app may take some time and you may need to go through a few before you find the one that best works for you. You will find one. Even if the one you like costs a couple of bucks, it's well worth it. It's the best we can do.

One point to consider about blocking apps. If your already on the phone, and another call comes in via call-waiting, the blocking app cannot do it's thing. So, that caller is gonna get your voice-mail. That sucks.

You may also want to check out a service called YouMail. It takes the place of Koodo's voice-mail service but it has some really neat features. There is a free version. Next step above that is $5 a month. I've used it before and it's pretty cool. Just Google "YouMail" and check it out. If you consider it, make sure you get Koodo's $3/mth Call Forwarding feature so you won't end up using pay-per-use call forwarding charges.

I think I am rambling. Good luck. :)
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