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Cannot block numbers or Caller ID of 000-000-0000

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Cannot block numbers or Caller ID of 000-000-0000

In the middle of many nights, I have been getting strange calls from a V-dialer number (i.e., "V081500031234" with the Caller I.D. of "000-000-0000". Each night, the V-dialer number is slightly different, but the Caller I.D. remains the same.


When I try adding 000-000-0000 to the blocked call list online, it rejects it as an "invalid number"

(It also doesn't permit wildcards).


How can I get Comcast to block these unwanted calls? 

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Re: Cannot block numbers or Caller ID of 000-000-0

You can't! You have to have a call blocker that you can buy online from Amazon or get one that is a computer program if you leave your computer on 24/7.

We got the Call Blocker and it blocks all "Unknown, Out of Area, and wildcards".

It also blocks up to 80 numbers.

We were getting Unknow and Out of Area calls all the time, and now it don't happen!

So forget Comcast for any help.

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Re: Cannot block numbers or Caller ID of 000-000-0

Pudwinker, thank you for the reply.


I was afraid that would be the case; but I'm hoping that in seeing messages like this, Comcast will recognize the need to enhance its blocking capabilities. This, in particular, would seem easy to implement.


I did install and am using Phonetray, where I can deep-6 blocked/unidentified/blacklisted (including wildcard entries) calls. I can also set "quiet periods" to quash all night time calls, except from selected contacts. This works ok, but some of my phones around the house still ring once before my PC intercepts the call. I'm working on adjusting my Phonetray settings and phone ringers in an attempt to improve performance--and get a full night' sleep.

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