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pompey1898
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Message 21 of 301

Re: BT Call Protect


@pompey1898 wrote:

Hi SeanD

 

Excellent idea and quite easy to set up.  It has somewhat negated some of the purpose of the BT8600 Call Blocker I purchased last week.

 

I set it up yesterday and have had two unwanted callers today that I have added to my personal black list.

What message do callers that have been added to your personal blacklist get when they are sent to junk voicemail please?


Does anyone else have an answer to the avove question please?

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Distinguished Sage
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Message 22 of 301

Re: BT Call Protect

no I don't know as you cannot hear it
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pompey1898
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Message 23 of 301

Re: BT Call Protect


@john46 wrote:
no I don't know as you cannot hear it

Anyone else?  Any other ideas?

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Message 24 of 301

Re: BT Call Protect

Add your mobile number temporarily and call it, or add the number of the local call box
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python
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Message 25 of 301

Re: BT Call Protect


@john46 wrote:
sign up to BT privacy and caller display is free you dont need to sign up to call minder

You also do not need a call blocking phone just one that can use caller display

I am already signed up for those.

 

It used to be free, but you have to pay now, think it is about £1.45 a month.

 

I used to get it free, but not now, that is about a couple of years ago and I am on BT Infinity 2 unlimited 24/7 phone calls.

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Jim
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Message 26 of 301

Re: BT Call Protect

it is still free providing you renew your phone line contract yearly as this link explains http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8098/~/all-about-bt-privacy

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Phil_Wales
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Message 27 of 301

Re: BT Call Protect

so, having used it for a day or so...

 

all it is is a way of personally blocking individual numbers. It's no better than the simple number blocker that our Panasonic phones already have. It doesn't seem to be linked to a central database, so even if a load of people block one number it doesn't result in it being blocked at network level. It doesn't have any insight into the source of calls (unsurprisingly) so, since the spoofed geographical numbers are just randomly generated for each call, it's entirely useless.

 

Don't bother unless you're getting repeated  junk calls from the same number and you have no ability to block that using your handset.

 

 

edited for spelling

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Message 28 of 301

Re: BT Call Protect

I would imagine that it is evolving, and will improve as more entries are added to the database.

 

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Phil_Wales
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Message 29 of 301

Re: BT Call Protect

Since the numbers change with every call, randomly, that's not going to happen.

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Message 30 of 301

Re: BT Call Protect

BT can identify the source of the spoofed CLI via the signalling links, so its quite possible that this process is going on. The chances are that they are only origination from a number of sources. I would guess that this is a work in progress.

 

Its also very unlikely that they would be originated from within the BT phone network, as there are processes in place to prevent that.

 

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