If you own a phone, you've likely received frequent unsolicited calls from scammers and telemarketers. These calls can be incredibly annoying, but blocking numbers on your landline phone can be a helpful step towards preventing further calls.
Doing so is relatively easy, and there are several ways to go about it. Here's how to silence unwanted calls for good:
Both landline and mobile phone users can control various parts of their phone service using special asterisk and number combinations, or "star codes." Among these codes are a few that can help you stop unwanted callers from becoming a nuisance.
For instance, star code *77 can completely block anonymous calls from coming through. This works against private callers but is ineffective against callers whose numbers are publicly visible.
To block specific numbers from calling your landline phone, you can use the built-in *60 call blocking star code by following the steps below:
The *60 code is a great way to stop specific callers from bothering you at home, but the system will only allow you to block 12 numbers in total.
If you want to stop blocking the numbers you have specified, then you can do so by using the *80 code, which disables the call block feature (more on this below).