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Mursal

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200 calls today from invalid numbers
« on: April 14, 2018, 07:40:02 AM »
I got a galaxy s9 two weeks ago, and I just recently started having the following issue: at about 1:20 est this morning I started receiving calls every 5 minutes or so from invalid numbers, with usually only a single digit difference between them. For example, the first call was from 4001110414572207 (which is an invalid or out of service number) then 4101110414572207 then 4201110414572207 and you get the idea. Occasionally the call would be from an impossibly short number, like 100, 101, or 1002. Everything after the 111 is usually the same, but everything before differs wildly. Sometimes the number is as long as 25 digits. I called my provider, sprint, who offered to disable international calling, which didn't do anything. I then installed an app called NoPhoneSpam which allows for substring blocking, and blocked "*0414572207". Unfortunately, the calls still show up in my call log, and the app interrupts any phone calls I have ongoing to decline the incoming blocked calls. The app doesn't seem to play nice with my phone's call waiting option, and simply ends the ongoing call, making cell phone conversations impossible, as the call drops every 5 minutes. I tried to disable call waiting, but I couldn't find the setting in my phone app. If anyone can think of a solution or any other details that I should provide, any help would be greatly appreciated!

Small update: The calls eventually stopped on their own. Sorry to anyone else with a similar issue, I recommend substring blocking and patience

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Re: 200 calls today from invalid numbers
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2018, 07:40:34 AM »
Is it also a new phone number? It might be worth changing it and quick before you give it to any more people.

Previous owner might have been the problem.

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Re: 200 calls today from invalid numbers
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2018, 07:40:49 AM »
Nope, same number I've had for years

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Re: 200 calls today from invalid numbers
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2018, 07:40:58 AM »
Ouch, thats a bummer.

Guess like everyone said, keep blocking and try out the fcc but doubt you'll get much luck.

 

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