Contact block on pureos in librem5


#1

Do anyone know if there is an option to block a contact from receiving call and text sms? I think it’s an important feature for blocking spam and in extreme case, stalkers


#2

Bonus if there’s a way for the blocked calls to get the error “this number has been disconnected and is no longer in service” and not just ignored.


#3

There might be a problem. It may work if the caller ID (phone number) is transmitted, but the caller ID may be suppressed by Calling Line Identification Restriction (CLIR).

So I guess it is a feature that has to come sooner or later, if it isn’t part of the first release. Maybe it is part of the base band subsystem. I think it has to work like with every other phone. So it might be constrained. A stalker would probably hide his number.


#4

An option to only accept calls from contacts or some other whitelist would be awesome. That would take care of all but the slickest spammers.


#5

That’s what I had on my old Sony Ericsson phone !


#6

I’m a little baffled by that not being a thing anymore, especially these days.


#7

Some white-list would be also nice for some do-not-disturb mode.
(= Only some contacts can disturb me.)