HOW to block calls

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HOW to block calls

How can you block numbers from calling the landline phone??  I was put on U200 for my landline phone and my minutes are being used up by telemarketing, political, etc calls my answer machine picks up the calls and if they talk and talk and leave a message, it is using my minutes up... I want to stop these darn calls from coming through.. some of them call two and three times a day every day...  I am tired of the calls constantly coming in.   I'm on the "Do Not Call List" but still get these other calls constantly... 

   When working on a painting project in the house the other day, my phone must have rung at least once every 30 minutes in the afternoon... 

     can we block these calls?  If so How?   And I do NOT want to have to Pay to block them... That would be unfair... 

 

thanks

Barbara

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ACE - Master

Re: HOW to block calls

With Uvoice (200/unlimited) you can block up to 20 numbers via the website.

 

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Re: HOW to block calls

Thanks.. will check it out...  and set up numbers I don't want to come thru...   I

set up the block for unknown calls... I get a lot of them...

  appreciate your help...  am new to this U-Verse

 

 

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Is there a possiblity, that at some point, the twenty, manimum, blocks will increase?  The telemarketers are smart.  If I block XXX-XXX-1034, they will call again, using th same number, basically, with one digit changed.  I.E., 1035.  Thanks. 

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wmtheel - check out the latest panasonic phones. Some have hundreds of blocked numbers. Of course, there is one phone ring. Do you get one ring with U_verse? Or, does it do the block before passing you the call?

There are so many reasons to get or upgrade a wireless phone - DECT 6.0 , spoken caller ID, bigger numbers on buttons and display, bluetooth access to cell phone.
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Re: HOW to block calls

aviewer,

 

Thanks for the rsponse.  Please see my comments/answers, below:

 

wmtheel - check out the latest panasonic phones.  That is a good suggestion that could solve the problem.  Thanks. Some have hundreds of blocked numbers. Of course, there is one phone ring. Do you get one ring with U_verse?  There are no rings for calls that are blocked.  Or, does it do the block before passing you the call?

There are so many reasons to get or upgrade a wireless phone - DECT 6.0 , spoken caller ID, bigger numbers on buttons and display, bluetooth access to cell phone.  The only hesitation for moving in that direction is, we might cancel the voice line and only use our cell phones. (AT&T Wireless).  Using cells phones, exclusively, for voice communications has become the norm, but they don't offer the same clarity and dependability, inside, that my land line does.  Thanks again for the response.
 
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wmtheel - Thanks for confirming that the u-verse call block does not ring. That is what I expected & it is much better than having to hear the one ring.

The bluetooth that connects the panasonic and cell phone would be useful if you move to cell phones. You will not have to have one nearby or carry it around the house or scurry to it. They came out with "extension" phones for reason. You just use your cell phones like land line phones while you are in the house.
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When will AT&T increase the number of blocked numbers allowed? I get 20 different telemarketing caller IDs every month. Sometimes twice that number.

 

My cell phone allows an unlimited number of blocked numbers. Is there a reason why the uverse service puts such a low limit on this feature?

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ACE - Professor

Re: HOW to block calls

This is unrelated, but others have used it, and speak in favor of it.. there is a device/service called NOMOROBO which blocks most unwanted calls.

Here is a link if interested : https://forums.att.com/t5/Features-and-How-To/NOMOROBO-Legit/m-p/4207355#M6528

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Re: HOW to block calls

How do you get to Skeeter's solution?

 

Thanks,

Tom

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Call blocking

Why doesn't the wireless home phone have a call block feature?

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Blocking calls

How do you block calls on your landline?
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Wireless home phone blocking of unwanted calls

How can I block unwanted calls from a wireless home phone?

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Re: Wireless home phone blocking of unwanted calls

Hello @wenwright,

 

Here’s an att.com block calls help link that will assist you with blocking unwanted calls.

 

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Re: Wireless home phone blocking of unwanted calls

I'm still confused about how to block unwanted calls from coming in to my wireless home phone.  It is a Uniden phone with

an LG-AF300 wireless connector box.  I tried the *60 option, but that did not work.   When I log in to myAT&T, there is no tab or option at the top of the page, so it doesn't appear that I can set up call blocking online either.  Not sure what else to do.  

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