Block a number on your mobile

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Block a number on your mobile
Block a number on your mobile
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Telemarketers, political parties and other unwelcome callers can be very disruptive with their ill-timed calls. If you want to get rid of these calls, there are several ways to set up your phone that you can use to reject an incoming call. Your options depend on your handset, network provider and application preferences. You can block a number on your mobile using one of the following methods.

Steps

Method 1 of 4: Your mobile settings

Block a Number on a Cell Phone Step 1

Step 1. Check your phone's settings to see if there is an option to block incoming calls

Many Nokia and Samsung phones have built-in options to block numbers.

Block a Number on a Cell Phone Step 2

Step 2. Write down the number you want to block

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Step 3. Go to "Settings

Choose "Call Settings" or a similar submenu to see if there is an option to block numbers.

Find "Block List" or "Call Blocking" in the settings. If you can't find it in the settings, this option is probably not on your phone

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Step 4. Select "Options" if you found it in the "Block List" settings

See which button you can use to add a new song. Enter the number and save it.

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Step 5. It may also be possible to access this menu from the "Recent Calls" screen

Select the number and click "Options." See if there is a choice like "Add to Block List" or "Block Number."

Method 2 of 4: Network provider options

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Step 1. Call your service provider or go to your online account to see if blocking options are available

Different providers have different options.

  • T-Mobile has a free service. Dial the number 611. Give the operator the number to be blocked and all incoming calls from that number will be blocked.
  • KPN has a limited free service. If you call the customer service number, you can block up to 5 numbers for 3 months at a time. If you are receiving plenty of calls from this number, they should stop after 3 months of not receiving an answer from your phone.
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Step 2. It may be possible to take out a subscription

You may only need to take advantage of this for a few months to make sure the calls are over for good.

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Step 3. You need an account number and permissions to change your subscription

If the subscription is not in your name, you will have to ask the person whose name it is to block the number, or that you can be added to the account as a co-subscriber.

Method 3 of 4: Apps

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Step 1. Search your phone's app store or marketplace for free or paid services to block unwanted calls

  • Download CallFilter, DroidBlock or Automatic Call Blocker from the Android Marketplace, if you have an Android phone. This may not always work, but you can significantly reduce the number of unwanted calls by entering the numbers in the app.
  • Download iBlacklist if you have a jail broken iPhone. Regular iPhones will have to make an appointment with the carrier to block numbers as there is currently no app to do this.

Method 4 of 4: Mute incoming calls

Block a Number on a Cell Phone Step 10

Step 1. Check whether you can set a silent ringtone for certain songs on your phone

For example, the iPhone can change a ringtone depending on the number that is calling.

Block a Number on a Cell Phone Step 11

Step 2. Check under the ringtones section whether your phone has a silence option

If not, you will need to download and install a silent ringtone.

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