How To Block A Phone Number To Avoid Unwanted Calls

Reasons are so many to avoid a phone call, it is very frustrating when you receive a unwanted phone call in middle of a meeting, class room or any other situation. In recent years there are so many spam calls are disturbing our privacy and time. Choosing a simple method to block a phone number is quite tough. But we’ve managed to handle unwanted calls without switching off the phone.

Now lets take a look at our simple solutions to manage unwanted phone calls.

For Android

Android OS provides most easy way to stop or block unwanted calls easily. Simply navigate to Settings > Call > Call Rejection > Auto Reject List > Create. Here create a list of numbers you want to avoid on your mobile. After adding the device will stop unwanted calls instantly.

For iOS

In iOS we have a very easy solution to block incoming phone number. This trick works on devices running iOS7 and iOS8 or later. When you receive a unwanted call it will reside in recent contacts list. Go to recent contacts list and click on the “i” symbol next to the unwanted number. Now scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click on “Block this caller option” to avoid calls permanently.

Do Not Call Register

If you are a US residence you can stop the unwanted calls by registering with the National Do Not Call Registry. Or you can directly call 1-888-382-1222 from the number you want to keep silent from disturbances.

Carrier Blocking Help

Carrier Blocking Help

Some carriers provides a way to to block unwanted numbers by using their special services. AT&T offers a free service called “Spam control for wireless“. It blocks the numbers you want to avoid and also it can limit the call and texts using this service.

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Verizon offers Spam control feature, using the service you can add upto 5 phone numbers to avoid calls and texts.

Sprint users can block calls that are out side of the contact list by Settings > Security > Others > Call settings.

Using Third Party Services

Some third party services like YouMail and TrapCall helps you to block calls, voicemails and unmasks private numbers. These are premium services and you need to pay some money to avail its features.

Mobile Number Portability

If you are in India you can change the carrier without changing your number using Mobile Number Portability. If you want to get rid of telemarketers and spam calls you can simply change the carrier of your choice.



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