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I am getting nuisance calls. How can i stop them...*57 doesn't seem to work on my cell but this option works with other phone companies.
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Katie Rose Precoor

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Many Android phones have a Call rejection mode. Tap on Phone icon on main screen, then the settings icon, then Call Settings. You may see a section on Call rejection.

Most *00 codes that work on landlines are done differently, depending on cell company, and some features are not supported or handed off to you handset, as in the case above.

Someone else will have to chime in for support on iPhone.
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Bob,

what is happening is telemarketing companyies are now using local numbers to trick people into answering the phone then they are making it sound like you won something exciting. My aunt has a bell cell phone and is able to place a police trace on these calls however i am not able to with koodo
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Ahhhh.... just one of the differences between a full service carrier and a discount carrier.
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What do you mean by a police trace? What does it do actually?
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Would also love to know this as I've never heard of dialing a code to put a "police trace" on a number / call or whatever it is.
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Telus landlines have a Call Trace *57. When you get a call, you hang up and immediately dial *57. The previous call is traced and info sent to the police. There is a fee. The info can be used to prove the caller is violating a no contact order especially in cases of domestic violence. I don't know if Koodo has anything like it or any cell phones for that matter.
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And it needs to be negotiated in advance, as it becomes part of a court process. It is not available to just anyone frustrated by callers.
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I use to get calls like that but they went away after a month or two, I just said no thanks I'm not interested in your scam and hung up and after that they stopped. I think as soon as they know you know it's a scam they put it into their data base not to call you anymore because it's a waste of time.
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I don't even answer them, let them fall into voicemail. If it's important someone will leave a message or text you. If not. Oh well.