Service Spotlight: Call Blocking

call blockingThere are few things more annoying than unwanted calls, especially when the person on the other end of the line keeps calling again and again.

Some people even find themselves harassed over the phone, with calls coming throughout the day and night to be as much of a nuisance as possible. There’s got to be something that you can do!

Fortunately, there is. Call blocking services do just what their name implies: They block unwanted calls, preventing them from ever reaching you. Even better, you can block outgoing calls as well. This gives you an amazing amount of control over your account, ensuring that you’ll only get the calls that you want and that callers can’t place calls on your account to numbers or areas you don’t want them to.

Easy to Use

Our call blocking features are easy to use. You can simply log in to your account and set up blocking for incoming and outgoing calls. Numbers that you want to block can be entered or selected from your call logs, and outgoing blocking rules cover everything from international exchanges to directory assistance. You can even choose to block calls from specific sources, such as payphones. It gets even easier than that, though.

If you answer a call and realize that it’s one that you wish to block, you can add the number to your blocked callers list while you’re still in the call. Simply press *9 while in a call to add the number to your blocked callers. If you decide later that you want to allow the caller again, any blocked number can be unblocked from within your account settings.

Wide-Reaching Power of Call Blocking

In addition to blocking individual numbers, you can also block entire area codes from within your account settings. This can be useful if you’re receiving a large number of spam calls from a certain area, or if you’re being harassed with spoofed numbers that all use the same fake area code. Area code blocks can be removed with a single click in your account, just like blocks placed on individual phone numbers.

Likewise, you can block international calls across the board to prevent scams from trying to saddle you with massive bills for connecting to international numbers. This is especially useful when others use your account, since outgoing international blocks prevent them from making any international calls without your express permission.

Save Time and Money

By blocking unwanted and potentially scam-related calls, you’re saving yourself (and your company) both time and money. You’ll never have to worry about calls from numbers that frequently harass you, since your phone will never ring once they’re on the block list. More importantly, you’ll never get charged for any attempted incoming calls from blocked numbers or regions.

By not charging for attempted calls from blocked numbers, we also save you money that would be much better spent elsewhere. It keeps your productivity from taking a hit and may even help you get a little peace of mind if your unwanted calls were getting out of control.

Standard Services

Phone.com provides call blocking and call screening services as a standard feature with every account. This means that you won’t have to pay extra to block those who give you a hard time, and you’ll have all of the tools you need to take control of your calls from the first day you have your account.

As with any of our services, feel free to reach out and ask questions if you’d like to know more about how our call blocking works. We’ll show you how easy it can be to ditch the telemarketers and zombie debt collectors who are giving you a hard time so we can all sleep better at night.