[ExI] block calls

SR Ballard sen.otaku at gmail.com
Mon May 11 19:03:42 UTC 2020

There are phones for little kids that only take calls from approved numbers. 

SR Ballard

> On May 10, 2020, at 5:46 PM, William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> A cousin of mine lost her ability to drive and is now in a retirement home.  Husband OK.  But they took away her phone because she got calls from scammers and she just cannot process the idea that they are trying to rob her.  She believes all of them.
> So - is there any way at all for her to have a phone app that blocks suspicious calls?
> Taking away a car is bad enough.  All old people bemoan the loss of the ability to get around the world and do things for themselves.  Taking away the phone is just another terrible thing for her.
> I'll await answers.  I think I know one way:  put the accepted list of numbers in the phone and block all others.  Can't they do that?  Is that a possibility?
> bill w
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