I've been receiving a large number of unwanted calls from telemarketers and scams (the free trip, credit card calls) on my Rogers Iphone. I don't give out my number, no do I use it that often, but the increasing number of calls is becoming annoying.
I was shocked to discover that instead offering to block these numbers Rogers CHARGES to block the numbers from each of their customers phones. I work with a dozen other people with Rogers phones around me and all of them of received calls from the same number every day or 2. So obviously the problem isn't just me, its occuring to a lot of people. So instead of globally blocking this number, they insist on charging each person, a $5/month fee for a couple of key strokes on a server and backing up their service rather than charging for something else that should be included.
We pay taxes, and the city cleans the streets, and plows snow... rent a phone from Rogers and they want even more money to clean up the trash that exists on their network....
Does anyone know of any other method of blocking calls, I've read some reviews on apps available, but they all look like faked/scammed applications as well?
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Typical response... pay MORE.
As the original post asked, why should we pay more to block unwanted calls? I am paying for a service and someone is abusing the service. That is ROGERS responsibility to stop the calls!
I just wasted 2 hours of my life with ROGERS. First on-line chatting with someone for assistance and at the end of the day, the choices were to change my number (which I have had for over 20 years) or pay for the call manager feature. Then on the phone with a representative who suggested I contact the Canadian Marketing Agency and have them remove my number from their list. Well, wouldn't you know it? The Canadian Marketing Agency doesn't even handle phone numbers, they only handle mailing addresses!!!!!!
I'M NOT PAYING MORE! It's like buying a Coke and then paying more to drink it! What don't you get about that ROGERS!!!?!??!
Have anyone noticed that Text Msg from Eharmony dating website service ? on Saturday Night Oct 27 ? in Toronto ? similar to this, advertisement telemarketing and peoples with weird language.
My wife was mad at me because she thought im dating with someone on Eharmony website, lol hope some cute girl up there making a mistaken lol j/k anyways 2 hours later she got an exactly same text msg from Eharmony dating web service on her own phone and then the STORM WAS CALMED. I thank to my God lol.
The text msg says, the screen name is "canadadry" msg i updated some pics on there maybe we can meet"
So yeah.. like so many people I have been getting daily scammers calling and texting my number. Its playing havoc with my sleep. For some reason I couldnt get the Rogers 1 link to bring me to where I am supposedly able to block numbers even with the help of a rogers representative as he believes the site has been updated than his version or something along those lines. So I broke down and payed for the 5 dollar call manager add on but cannot seem to access that as well. Can anyone give me a step by step walk through for either process.
Call Manager needs to be used with a older browser as the new ones won't work. Its not been updated to work with the new updated browsers. Unfortunately Rogers doesn't see this.
Even if u block those numbers per say, they are automated so u will get the same calls / text messages via a different number unless u want to block someone for harassing you or something.
If you phone has a built in call block, you can do it via that way
The Call & SMS Filter that came with the Nokia Amber update is one of my favourite features.
I regularly receive calls from a recorded message indicating that I've won a free cruise and all I have to do is fill out a survey. The calls come from a multitude of area codes and phone numbers but they do sometimes repeat the numbers used. Every time I get a new number I add it to the filter. These calls are part of a scam that other people have reported on various forums.
Thing is, whomever is calling from these numbers sometimes does not hang up and the recorded message goes to my voice mail. The number is blocked and my phone doesn't ring, but I receive a notification that I have new voice mail only to find out it's the stupid survey again.
Does anyone know if there is a setting where calls from blocked numbers are met with a busy signal instead of going to voice mail? If it doesn't exist, it's one option I'd love to have.
The problem is even when putting it on block, sometimes it will go into voicemail. In that option, is there a setting you are able to change it?.
Currently Rogers has created a new system that would do what you are requesting. It is a free service called Rogers One Number, It would allow you to block incoming calls from certain numbers as well as alot of other features. I would recommend checking into this service if you are looking for a call blocking service.
I have read into Rogers one number. Most of the issues are with registration as long as the browser being used is up to date along with Java and other applicable software.
with most phones .. even including some land lines , you can add a line to automatically be sent to voicemail , which for most scams just causes them to hangup.
On a cell phone/smart phone , just make a contact called ignored numbers.. add the annoying numbers and click the send to voicemail button , which will make the call come through for about 1 second before going to voice mail.. no ringer will happen.
On some land line phones you can do the same thing.. more difficult , but some do have the feature , would have to look at your manual to see how to do it.
As for paying 5 bucks a month for this feature.. bah.
Best bet is if you see a number you do not know which is either long distance or unknown/private , do not pick up.
Most scams and autocallers work by attempting a call to all numbers.. if the number does not pickup on the first attempt it is removed from the list.. if you do pickup , your number stays on the list , which can stay on list for anywhere from a month to 1000 millions years.
If you get the calls often , say twice a day , before 8am , or after 9pm , or if its a scam attempting to collect information such as your name , address, social security number. Call the cops , not 911 but the non emergancy number. They will direct you to a toll free number that deals with phone scams , you can give info to them , they do stop these things , might take them a while but they do.
Good luck trying to find Call Manager on this website. Good luck on trying to set it up. I understand you must have a microsoft/windows mail account. If not, no go. Also, it doesn't work if your 'puter is Windows 8 or higher.................
The 2 months of total frustration I went through with Rogers on this problem just isn't worth the money I'm saving for my wireless home phone. How can they offer something their technology can't even support. I didn't even get a refund for the service I couldn't use. I'm so done.