How can I block all SMS and calls from a particular phone number? Android lets you do this but I see no way to do it under FirefoxOS
In Mexico if your provider is Movistar (Telefonica) it is possible to have money stolen from your balance via SMS. The only way to stop this is to block the numbers of th…
In Mexico if your provider is Movistar (Telefonica) it is possible to have money stolen from your balance via SMS. The only way to stop this is to block the numbers of those who do this (no, the provider won't stop it themselves, they tell you to block them). Sadly, I see no way to do this in FirefoxOS 22.214.171.124. Worse, the word "block" seems to be less than useful in searches for FirefoxOS because of the choice of the term "building block" used in the developer documentation. There don't seem to be any apps in the marketplace to block other users.
I'm willing to write one but I'd like to be sure that it is necessary, or even possible. In perusing https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Apps/Build/Building_apps_for_Firefox_OS in the Functionality, Device APIs and permissions section:
Certified: Certified APIs are generally critical in terms of device security, and therefore only usable in apps pre-installed on the device by Mozilla or the device vendor. These include the SMS, Bluetooth, and Dialer APIs.
Does this mean that even if I wrote an app that used the right APIs I wouldn't be able to install it on my own device because some of those APIs are Certified?
I have an Alcatel phone with FirefoxOS 126.96.36.199. I'm starting to get messages from fraudsters and there's nothing I seem to be able to do about it. Under Android the specific feature I'm talking about is the one where you can report a number as spam (that's the term they use); doing this blocks the number. I really disliked Android as a phone and I'm liking FirefoxOS better in many ways but if it can't do this and there's no way for me to fix it then that's pretty much it.