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    • hubb
    • By hubb 17th May 19, 10:15 AM
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    Getting calls from private number
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    • 17th May 19, 10:15 AM
    Getting calls from private number 17th May 19 at 10:15 AM
    For the life of me I cannot block or ID the person who tries to call me with a "private" profile on my Nokia lumia phone. I can't even block them as their info is greyed out. I keep this number private and don't give it out lightly expect reputable websites for my contact info.

    Anyone know what this could mean, should I answer it or ignore ?
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    • Matty36
    • By Matty36 17th May 19, 10:34 AM
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    • 17th May 19, 10:34 AM
    Well no, you cannot block private numbers via your call log settings. But I think you can block private numbers by downloading any one of the call blocking apps on the app store. There are loads.

    Personally, i just ignore private numbers. If I don't know who they are before hand, then they ain't getting the privilege of wasting my time.
    • Poppy1984
    • By Poppy1984 17th May 19, 10:34 AM
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    • 17th May 19, 10:34 AM
    If you answer it and sternly tell them you want your number removed from their database and if they call you again they will be reported that might put an end to it
    19-02-18 Total Debt 4,015 Next 815 Very 1600 Tesco Credit Card 1600
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    • Matty36
    • By Matty36 17th May 19, 10:38 AM
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    • 17th May 19, 10:38 AM
    If you answer it and sternly tell them you want your number removed from their database and if they call you again they will be reported that might put an end to it
    Originally posted by Poppy1984
    Rarely ever works.

    Just to add to my original post, I would only answer a private number if I'm expecting an important call at or around the time of the call.

    The OP could always register with the TPS, but I cant remember if that covers mobile numbers
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 17th May 19, 11:24 AM
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    • 17th May 19, 11:24 AM
    If you answer it and sternly tell them you want your number removed from their database and if they call you again they will be reported that might put an end to it
    Originally posted by Poppy1984
    or howl at the moon will have the same effect


    NOWT!
    • worried jim
    • By worried jim 17th May 19, 11:25 AM
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    • 17th May 19, 11:25 AM
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    • 17th May 19, 11:25 AM
    If you answer it and sternly tell them you want your number removed from their database and if they call you again they will be reported that might put an end to it
    Originally posted by Poppy1984
    It won't. .
    "Only two things are infinite-the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe"
    Albert Einstein
    • nick74
    • By nick74 17th May 19, 12:22 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 12:22 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 12:22 PM
    I tend to answer such calls but not actually speak, just leave the phone off the hook in a quiet corner for them to talk to themselves for a couple of minutes. Seems to be the most effective way of getting them to stop calling, and wastes a bit of their time too.
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 17th May 19, 12:49 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 12:49 PM
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    • 17th May 19, 12:49 PM
    For the life of me I cannot block or ID the person who tries to call me with a "private" profile on my Nokia lumia phone. I can't even block them as their info is greyed out. I keep this number private and don't give it out lightly expect reputable websites for my contact info.

    Anyone know what this could mean, should I answer it or ignore ?
    Originally posted by hubb
    Dependant on phone you can frequently block withheld numbers from the dialler and if not, there should be an app in the Windows store that can do it.

    Don't forget that this will block ALL withheld numbers which may have unintended consequences.
    • Poppy1984
    • By Poppy1984 17th May 19, 12:54 PM
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    Last edited by Poppy1984; 17-05-2019 at 1:17 PM.
    19-02-18 Total Debt 4,015 Next 815 Very 1600 Tesco Credit Card 1600
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