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#1 Old 01-23-2011, 07:23 AM
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Yesterday I received a call on my cell phone and it came up as "Blocked." Anyone know what that's about?

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#2 Old 01-23-2011, 08:41 AM
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Um, someone set their number as blocked. Either you trust in the universe and answer it or you let it go to voicemail. Either decision is the right decision.
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If I don't recognize a number and it's not local, I let it go to VM. I don't have a password to my VM, so I can't ever listen to them. I figure if it's important enough, they'll call back. If it's a recruiter (for a new job), they will e-mail you 99% of the time anyway.
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If it comes up as blocked, it means it's a silent, unlisted or private number ( from the directory).

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If the person dialed *67 before your number it can also block their incoming number.
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#6 Old 01-23-2011, 03:33 PM
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"Blocked is never a good thing, in my experience. "Private" is something a bit different; my parents' number comes up as that, but even knowing that I'll usually ignore it and call back if it was them.

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In my experience, blocked numbers usually mean sales calls or bill collectors.
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"Blocked is never a good thing, in my experience. "Private" is something a bit different; my parents' number comes up as that, but even knowing that I'll usually ignore it and call back if it was them.

My parents' number come up "Restricted" but I usually ignore it also and just call them a few mins later to see if it was them.
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i've never seen blocked on a call. my grandparents show up as unknown because it's an international number.
i don't answer any number i don't know except when i've been expecting a call from an unknown number. if it's important they'll leave a message
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In my experience, blocked numbers usually mean sales calls or bill collectors.

We do have a movie that we kept longer than we were supposed to but if it was the video store I figured they'd leave a message.

As far as I know we don't owe anyone money.

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Sorry about that, Michael, I was calling you to find out where you would like me to send you the latest extortion check. I presume you are no longer interested in the money.

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In my experience, blocked numbers usually mean sales calls or bill collectors.

Bummer. On my phone, blocked usually means it's my mum calling on her land-line which is a silent #.

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#13 Old 01-25-2011, 05:07 PM
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I answered a couple "Blocked" numbered calls and they were Allstate's auto club (like AAA) trying to get me to sign up.
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Yesterday I received a call on my cell phone and it came up as "Blocked." Anyone know what that's about?

I had the same thing this past Saturday.I ignored the call.
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We get those calls a lot. I've learned to ignore them since they've always been some sort of telemarketing thing.
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It should be illegal for telemarketers to block their numbers.
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It means that your phone autorejected the number in horror.

Maybe something like 666-666-666?

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When my work calls me in at 4am they use "blocked". I quickly trained myself not to answer, until I got my first warning of course. :s
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#19 Old 01-30-2011, 06:12 AM
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When my work calls me in at 4am they use "blocked". I quickly trained myself not to answer, until I got my first warning of course. :s

Ouch. That hardly seems fair.

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I either ignore them or hang up on them, depends on my mood. Same with 'unlisted number.' When the kids were younger, I'd answer then give them the phone to play with.
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If I don't recognize the number calling, or if it's blocked or whatever, I don't answer. If they want to talk to me, they can leave a message - and the message had better say who they are. I have a lot of bill collectors after me, for debts incurred MANY years ago. I often get messages like "This is an important message for (pause) Randy Raphael (pause). Please call xxx-xxx-xxxx immediately." ummm... no. If you can't identify yourself, I ain't calling you back.

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If I don't recognize the number calling, or if it's blocked or whatever, I don't answer.

There's an app for that, dude.

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yeah, i never answer blocked calls either. if it's that important they can leave a message.
and i asked my parents to always dial *82 and then my number so i'll always know it's them and answer right away. cuz i would never not want to not answer them, especially now that their getting on in years.

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When my work calls me in at 4am they use "blocked". I quickly trained myself not to answer, until I got my first warning of course. :s

I was employed by a place that did that. Sneaky *******s!
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yeah, i never answer blocked calls either. if it's that important they can leave a message.
and i asked my parents to always dial *82 and then my number so i'll always know it's them and answer right away. cuz i would never not want to not answer them, especially now that their getting on in years.

What does *82 do?

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What does *82 do?

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=dial+*82

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http://lmgtfy.com/?q=dial+*82

Thanks.

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De nada. I love that site.

I just have one of those faces. People come up to me and say, "What's wrong?" Nothing. "Well, it takes more energy to frown than it does to smile." Yeah, you know it takes more energy to point that out than it does to leave me alone? -Bill Hicks
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