How Can I Block Unwanted Calls.

by Ajaz Ahmed » Tue, 08 Sep 2009 18:37:38 GMT


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Can any one tell me how i can block unwanted calls through my application?
Any URL or sample code for this ?

Thanks,

Regards!

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How Can I Block Unwanted Calls.

by Mark Murphy » Tue, 08 Sep 2009 19:23:14 GMT


 > Can any one tell me how i can block unwanted calls through my application?

There is no officially supported way to do this.

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How Can I Block Unwanted Calls.

by eNtriZe » Thu, 10 Sep 2009 17:30:47 GMT


 Ok thanks for reply.
There is no official support to block unwanted calls what about
unofficial support ?
Any information about this ?

Regards!



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How Can I Block Unwanted Calls.

by Roman ( T-Mobile USA) » Thu, 10 Sep 2009 23:36:49 GMT


 There are several similar threads about this on the forum. It seems
like you can block incoming calls using what is available on SDK/NDK
level. For example the application Panda firewall gives you the
functionality to block an incoming call. I have not had time yet to
find out how they are doing this. No idea whether they are using the
unofficial way ... Mark, tell us the secret :-)

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How Can I Block Unwanted Calls.

by Mark Murphy » Thu, 10 Sep 2009 23:49:14 GMT


 


If I'm the "Mark" in question, I don't know the secret. Again, AFAIK,
there is no officially supported way to do this.

Every now and then, I'll talk about undocumented approaches, but I try
to limit that to things that are non-critical (e.g., how to change the
looks of tabs in TabWidget). Blocking incoming phone calls...even if I
knew how to do it, I would not be discussing it on an open list like
this. After all, malware might exploit this capability to block all
incoming calls, or random incoming calls, or something.

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How Can I Block Unwanted Calls.

by Roman ( T-Mobile USA) » Fri, 11 Sep 2009 00:49:57 GMT


 Mark, I agree.

It's a good point that being able to block incoming calls is a
dangerous functionality ...

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How Can I Block Unwanted Calls.

by Chris Stratton » Fri, 11 Sep 2009 00:52:31 GMT


 



Malware with the permission to block calls would also have the
permission to make calls, wouldn't it?  If so, would think that be
more serious, potentially running up substantial bills - and point to
the same caution of users needing to be careful of what applications
with phone permissions they install.

I would think that the ability to block calls, for example all calls
not in contacts, is much more likely to be employed to combat malware
of the robo-dialer sort used by unscrupulous telemarketers...


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How Can I Block Unwanted Calls.

by Chris Stratton » Fri, 11 Sep 2009 00:55:33 GMT


 But there's no reason a future version of the platform couldn't
include both a documented api and an explicit "reject calls"
permission.





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How Can I Block Unwanted Calls.

by Juan Delgado » Sun, 13 Sep 2009 05:02:11 GMT


 Speaking as a user I can see the benefits of an application that might
block calls from numbers that are not on my contact list. Marketing
calls are VERY annoying.

I do understand the potential security problems if this falls in the
wrong hands, of course.

But as a user I can understand : )

Juan









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How Can I Block Unwanted Calls.

by eNtriZe » Sun, 13 Sep 2009 06:01:34 GMT


 Thanks to all those who reply!!

But still i didn't find solution, why android api doesn't provide any
facility to block
unwanted call, i got task to develop an application to block unwanted
calls
and unwanted sms's.

I dont know what to do, my new boss surely fire me.

Need Help Plzzzzz

Regards!







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