Are you sick and tired of spam and robocalls on your mobile phone or landline? Lawmakers are attempting to pass laws addressing the scourge, but until then, there are a couple of measures you can take yourself–over and above recording your phone number in the FTC Do Not Call Registry.
Apple iPhones and Android phones come with integrated characteristics to block particular phone numbers, and mobile operators also offer their blocking tools. Several applications from third parties–including Nomorobo, Hiya Caller ID and Block, RoboKiller and Truecaller–are working to prevent telemarketing calls.
Blocking Specific Numbers On A iPhone
Robocallers use thousands of telephone numbers, many with the same telephone prefixes as your own. Open the phone app and tap Recents to block them when they arrive on the iPhone. Tap the Info icon, next to the block number. Tap Caller Block > Contact Block. This number is blocked now.
Blocking Specific Numbers On An Android
The measures to block your Android phone numbers differ depending on your phone and your OS version. Here’s a case in point. Open the app for the phone. Search and click the amount you want to block from the latest call screen. Tap More. Tap Block Number or Block/Report Spam. Confirm the message asking if the number is to be blocked.
Typing The Number On Android
Tap More > Settings > Blocked Numbers for Android devices: from the phone app. Add a number if needed. Type the phone number to block and tap ‘+’ or ‘block’ to block it.
Call Protect By AT&T
AT&T provides a help page with instructions for blocking phone calls of various kinds. The firm also offers a blocking application and service for iOS and Android called Call Protect and service referred to as Smart Limits. At the beginning of July, AT&T stated that it would provide all clients with a stripped-down version of Call Protect, which would add automatic fraud blockages and alerts of spam. Premium call protection characteristics, like directly sending certain categories to voicemail or searching inverse numbers, cost $4/month.