Dynamic blocklist with Twilio

Cohan Robinson on April 24, 2019

For those moments where you wish you could dynamically block incoming calls within Twilio.. We all have them, right? Desired end result ... [Read Full]
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Hey Cohan. Nice article, thanks for sharing! Are you using this to block spam calls to your Twilio numbers?

I think that this is a great combo of Twilio Functions and Twimlets too.


Yup that’s exactly what prompted this.

I had a caller repeatedly ringing but leaving no message so looked into how to block numbers on Twilio, which led to the first article I link to - I fancied putting a dynamic spin on it rather than hardcode the blocked numbers :)


Next thing is to automatically detect callers that do that often and automatically add them to the block list!

That’s a nerd snipe comment if I’ve ever seen one! Live thoughts follow 😅

Really good idea that. If Twilio has the api for it I could hook in to the transcript to see if it’s empty

Oh wait I could just check the length of the call and if the same number has appeared multiple times with <30s call time with no voicemail or answer from me to reset the counter, flag them up

.. this will need more thought

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