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How to blacklist phone numbers

You want to blacklist phone numbers, that pesky telemarketer, property agent, last night’s Tinder date.  Android has a feature to block the number, but this is lost when you reset your phone.

Here is a method that will blacklist phone numbers.  Forever!

  1. Create a contact eg, “Z do not pickup”
  2. Add the number you want to block.  Don’t worry if you have more than 5.  You can add multiple numbers to each field. I have added multiple numbers for ‘work phone’ field.
  3. This contact set “All calls to voicemail”

All calls listed in that contact will go to voicemail and you will never need to hear another pitch.  As time goes by the more numbers you add, this system gets better.  You can even share blacklist phone numbers with your friends.  Just forward the contact and merge.

If you change your mind about yesterday’s Tinder date, just remove the phone number.


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