It has long been a pet peeve of mine, that phone developers refuse to implement number-blocking at the base level. The reasons are obvious, if you offer the ability to block known bad numbers for free, no one would pay $5/month to their provider for the same ‘feature’. Given how frequently it’s asked for, it’s hard to imagine the lack is anything but deliberate malice. But even if it is just incredible arrogant incompetence by both Apple and Android developers, there are solutions.
I’m ashamed to admit, I didn’t think of this one before, creating a silent ringtone to assign to unwanted callers. Creating your own ringtones for current generation i-devices is more annoying that it has to be, but still within the realm of even the least technical person, so it really should have occurred to me sooner.
Now I’m just annoyed that I can’t make the silent ringtone till I get home, and some idiot spammer will call me who knows how many more times today, before I can get it set up.