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Is there a way to block one number for free?

Is there a way  to block one number for free?I do not want to pay for a monthly service but I am getting harrasing calls from 1 specific number.

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Re: Is there a way to block one number for free?

Options for blocking calls can be found here as well as detailed information about Smart Limits here. If you have further questions or concerns about these options please send a Private Message to us with your account number and contact number and one of our managers will be happy to assist you. 

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Re: Is there a way to block one number for free?

Smart Limits is a great feature that blocks unwanted calls and number on the account level, however, many popular smartphones now offer call blocking as well.

 

iPhones with iOS7 now includes call blocking option, to activate:

 

In the FaceTime or Phone app, you can go to Favorites or Recents.

  1. Tap the Info button next to the name or number you wish to block.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the card and tap Block this Caller.
  3. Tap Block Contact.

To view or modify your blocked numbers, go to Settings - Phone - Blocked

 

 

Nokia Lumia phones with Windows Phone 8, recently released GDR2/Amber OS update added a new setting option called phone + SMS filter (you might need to download an Extras+info app from the WP Store).

 

1. Go to Phone app and find a number you wish to block.

2. Press and hold it for couple of seconds.

3. Tap "Block Number"

 

To view or modify your blocked numbers, go to Settings - phone + SMS filter

 

 

Samsung Galaxy phones with Android OS have a feature called "Auto reject list", it allows you to block individual numbers or all Blocked numbers:

 

1. Start by hitting Phone > Menu > Call settings > Call rejection.

2. Select "Auto reject list".
3. Add any number you wish to block.

 

Most Android phones have similar features, here is a good article that covers many popular Android phones.

 

Dmitriy

 

 


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You can learn more about how some devices can block calls and texts from specified numbers or even from unknown numbers at: Blocking calls and messages.

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Re: Is there a way to block one number for free?

It may be that these people are just making up numbers for u guys. Maybe transposing a couple of their numbers. I would answer, tell them they have the wrong number and if the calls don't stop ask for a supervisor. If it still doesn't stop tell them u are going to report them to the proper authorities.

U can also look in ur app store for app that blocks the calls. I know they have them.

Good luck!!!!
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I agree! With what I already pay each month for the services I have I shouldn't need to pay extra to be able to block a harassing number!

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Re: Is there a way to block one number for free?

The iOS 7 blocking is nice, but it's useless in cases where the phone scammer uses different spoofed caller ID phone numbers every time.

 

Personally, I do believe that AT&T is somehow responsible for this. These calls started as soon as I quit my AT&T service at the exact same time they started blasting me with snail-mail and email marketing campaigns urging me to come back to AT&T. Clearly they leveraged some marketing partner that failed to properly secure my private data.

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There out to be a FREE way to do this.  AT&T, you're nickling and diming your customers.  There are plenty of competiton out there!

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Re: Is there a way to block one number for free?

Download the app "Mr. Number".  It is a free app that blocks calls and texts.  You must have the app running for it to work though.  When a blocked number calls, it rings for maybe one second and then a little box pops up saying this call was blocked by Mr. Number.

 

Hope this helps!

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Re: Is there a way to block one number for free?

one of the problems is, you complain to the do not call a million times, then the creeps call you from another number, so apparently they've been contacted, but they change the number, so you'll end up getting calls from one of their other numbers. 

  It stinks....I figured I'd go call them from a phone box, but try and find one!

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Re: Is there a way to block one number for free?

You can learn more about how some devices can block calls and texts from specified numbers or even from unknown numbers at: Blocking calls and messages.

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The first link is broken. I find that a lot on AT&T's web site. I have the same question for a landline. A telemarketer from overseas robo-calls me at 6 AM and many times during the day with their robo-calls. Most of them change their spoofed number but this number keeps showing up for over a month.

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