Cold calling: this new iPhone app finally gets rid of it for good

Cold calling: this new iPhone app finally gets rid of it for good

Even though the activity of call centers is now particularly regulated by new laws, theSubscribers continue to receive a large number of unwanted calls. Many solutions have tried to block these numbers so far – without necessarily succeeding effectively.

The most famous failure in this area is undoubtedly Bloctel, an official application launched by the government. But there have also been some successes on the operators’ side. In particular, the Orange Téléphone application, from the firm of the same name. Unfortunately, this application works imperfectly on iPhone.

Spam calls will soon be a bad memory

Fault, according to our colleagues at 01Netto the privacy rules on Apple devices that prevent the sharing of a vast database of blocked numbers that is updated in real time. So, at least on the iPhone, a truly effective alternative was welcome.

And it turns out that one app, in particular, promises to rid you of the problem for good. That app is called… Begone.

However, it should be noted that it must be configured correctly for everything to work:

  • Download Begone by clicking here from your iPhone.
  • Go to Settings > Phone > Call blocking and identification then authorize Begone.
  • Works Begone and tap the + at the top right to create a blocking rule.
  • The idea now is to block all numbers starting with one of the codes assigned by Arcep to these centers: add for example 0162 and complete the rest of the number with hash marks as follows – 0162######.
  • The rule is then active.

You can thus very easily block all the number ranges allocated by Arcep. As reported by our colleagues, in metropolitan France, you must block the following ranges:

  • +33 1 62 ## ## ## / 01 62 ## ## ##
  • +33 1 63 ## ## ## / 01 63 ## ## ##
  • +33 2 70 ## ## ## / 02 70 ## ## ##
  • +33 2 71 ## ## ## / 02 71 ## ## ##
  • +33 3 77 ## ## ## / 03 77 ## ## ##
  • +33 3 78 ## ## ## / 03 78 ## ## ##
  • +33 4 24 ## ## ## / 04 24 ## ## ##
  • +33 4 25 ## ## ## / 04 25 ## ## ##
  • +33 5 68 ## ## ## / 05 68 ## ## ##
  • +33 5 69 ## ## ## / 05 69 ## ## ##
  • +33 9 48 ## ## ## / 09 48 ## ## ##
  • +33 9 49 ## ## ## / 09 49 ## ## ##

In the overseas departments and territories, other ranges are also to be blocked. These are the following (we simply give you here the first numbers to complete with hash marks in the application):

  • 09479 (Mayotte)
  • 09478 (Reunion)
  • 09477 (Martinique)
  • 09476 (Guyana)
  • 09475 (Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin, Saint-Barthélemy)

A priori, no number in these ranges is normally assigned to anything other than call centers. If you notice a problem with an important number that cannot reach you, you should know that you can authorize it while maintaining the block.

To do this, simply add it by making an “Allowed” rule in Begone. It remains to be seen how long this kind of annoying practice will remain legal – after all, if so much effort is being made to counter these unpleasant calls…

  • The ordeal of blocking unwanted numbers is solved on iPhone thanks to a new application.
  • This simply allows you to block entire ranges of numbers, of which all call center numbers are now part.
  • We explain everything about this solution, and especially how to configure it correctly on your iPhone.

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