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Old 07-16-2007, 10:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Any software out there that will send a call right to voicemail? Got a bit of a stalking issue and this person is calling like 5x a day. Does this exist?
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See if BerryBlocker will serve your needs. I don't think it will send it right to VM, however.
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There is a program called BerryBlocker that you can purchase and configure. It can forward certain numbers straight to voice mail if you configure it to do so.
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D*mn you JSanders!! Always beating me!! LOL!
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Let me recommend Mavis Bacon's Speed Typing?
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I use Black and White List: Black & Whitelist by iBerry software labs - Handango BlackBerry 8800 Software

Without going into too much detail here (more details can be found in the product description linked above), you can "black list" certain callers so that your phone doesn't ring/vibe and they get instantly punted to voicemail.

I just bought it so I haven't played with it much, but I did one test; I blocked my home number and then from my home number I called my BB and got voicemail right away. The BB didn't ring or vibe.

This sounds like what you want to do.

There are some other neat features, one of which is that you can also choose to treat unknown callers or private number callers the same way (send them to voicemail).

Anticipating the next question though "Can I give them a busy signal instead of my voicemail?". As far as I know, no. So you can avoid the stalker's call but then your phone notifies you that you have voicemail... however, that said, I wouldn't blame the software for that, it's more of a network thing (you generally have the choice of voicemail or forwarding [to a non existant number perhaps hehe]).

Now there's an idea! A program like BerryBlocker or Black & White List that will forward calls (even though you don't have Call Forwarding specifically enabled) for blacklisted / blocked numbers to a specified number or different numbers by blacklisted entry, of your choice. So, if 2345556677 calls (for example, your only blocked number), forward it to 2345551122 instead of voicemail. If anyone else calls, your phone will ring and if you don't answer, it goes to voicemail.
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or, you can set the person to "do not disturb" and the phone wont really ring, it boots them to voicemail.
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone. That's why I love this board!!
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or, you can set the person to "do not disturb" and the phone wont really ring, it boots them to voicemail.
Ok, how do you do that?
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Ok, how do you do that?
Profiles, scroll to the bottom of the Phone edit screen in your active profile setting
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Or, set the contact for a custom ringtone of "MUTE". However, I haven't tried that; if the Profile is set to vibrate, it still might vibrate but not play a tune.
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I know it doesn't really help in your current situation, but GrandCentral.com allows you to block specific people. Once you have them designated as blocked, the caller hears "The number you have dialed is no longer in service".
If you'd like an invite to join, send me a PM.

GrandCentral gives you one new phone number that will ring any phone(s) you designate.
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I know it doesn't really help in your current situation, but GrandCentral.com allows you to block specific people. Once you have them designated as blocked, the caller hears "The number you have dialed is no longer in service".
If you'd like an invite to join, send me a PM.

GrandCentral gives you one new phone number that will ring any phone(s) you designate.
Good general idea, but then he would need to give the "unwanted caller" the new phone number for all that jazz to work. Sorta defeats the purpose, right? The unwanted caller already has the BB number...
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Good general idea, but then he would need to give the "unwanted caller" the new phone number for all that jazz to work. Sorta defeats the purpose, right? The unwanted caller already has the BB number...
I figured that his current stalker was someone he gave his number to, not anticipating them becoming stalker. So, I was just thinking that going forward, if anyone he gave his GC number turned into a stalker, it would be a good way to deal with them.
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I know it doesn't really help in your current situation, but GrandCentral.com allows you to block specific people. Once you have them designated as blocked, the caller hears "The number you have dialed is no longer in service".
If you'd like an invite to join, send me a PM.

GrandCentral gives you one new phone number that will ring any phone(s) you designate.
Grand Central is the best with T-Mobile and my Fave 5... Unlimited calling baby! Just add GC to your fave 5.
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Or, set the contact for a custom ringtone of "MUTE". However, I haven't tried that; if the Profile is set to vibrate, it still might vibrate but not play a tune.
Actually, you can create an exception in Profiles (i.e., "Use Active Profile Except For:") to use the Quiet Profile for certain callers. The incoming calls will show on the screen, but the phone will not ring or vibrate. Additionally, if you set "Do Not Disturb" for Phone within the Quiet Profile, the call will go directly to voicemail with no indication on the phone.

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Grand Central is the best with T-Mobile and my Fave 5... Unlimited calling baby! Just add GC to your fave 5.
Actually, it's only unlimited inbound calling, and you need to make sure the GC Caller ID option is set to show your GC number and not the caller's actual number. Oh wait! To make a call to someone else, you could use your mobile browser and go to your grandcentral.com/mobile account page, and set a QuickRule for the number you want to call. Then just call your own GC number and the number you input will be called. Of course the person you're calling will then hear the GC call menu ("press 1 to accept, 2 to send to voicemail" etc) which might confuse the heck out of them. Also, if they press 2 and send it to voicemail, they would then be able to access ALL your voicemail, so you should really only do this with someone you trust.

You can also get "free" long distance for landlines as well. It's kinda convoluted and would probably only be worth it if there's one particular person you call a lot and they call you a lot. The idea is that you both get GrandCentral numbers originating from the other person's location. Say that my area code is 281, and my mother's is 512. I get a GC number with a 512 area code in her city, and she gets one with a 281 area code in my city. When I call her, I use her 281 GC number; since my phone carrier sees this as a local call I get no long distance charges. Likewise, when she calls me she uses my 512 GC number. Bingo, no more long distance fees when we call each other.
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Oh wait! To make a call to someone else, you could use your mobile browser and go to your grandcentral.com/mobile account page, and set a QuickRule for the number you want to call. Then just call your own GC number and the number you input will be called.
Actually that doesn't work, you will get your own voicemail since the number you're calling from is one of your numbers listed with GC. You can still do it, but on your mobile browser you would need to temporarily delete your own cell number before you set the quickrule, then add it back after the call. Also, it turns out the person WILL get the call-in menu, but they CAN'T access your voicemail without your PIN.
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