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August 24, 2023

Call Barring: What It Is and How to Unlock It

Call Barring: What It Is and How to Unlock It

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Is there a telemarketer constantly calling you at all hours of the night? Does your ex know how to push your buttons? Well, now there's a solution to your problems! With call barring, you can block certain phone numbers from being able to contact you.

The best way to block phone numbers on your phone is to switch to Community Phone’s landline or cell phone service.

Community Phone's mission is to keep people connected and ensure that when the phone rings, it's their family, friends, or doctor on the line. The best part? All landline and cell phone plans include FREE spam call blocking.

It enables you to flag any spam, unwanted, or robocalls and blocks them before your phone even rings.

or call our landline specialists at
866-327-1229

What is Call Barring?

Call barring is a service that allows you to block incoming or outgoing calls to and from your phone. This can be useful if you're having trouble with nuisance callers or if you want to prevent yourself from making expensive international calls.

Call barring can also be used to block premium-rate numbers, which can save you money. To set up call barring, you'll need to contact your service provider and ask them to enable the service. Once it's been activated, you'll be able to choose which types of calls you want to block.

Call blocking is a great way to keep your phone bill under control, and it can also stop spam calls.

Call Barring on Incoming Calls:

With call barring on incoming calls, you can block all calls or just specific numbers that you don't want to hear from. No one will be able to get through to you, so you won't have to worry about being disturbed by unwanted calls.

It's a good idea to set up call barring on your phone if you're expecting an important call and you don't want to be interrupted. You can also use it to block calls from numbers that you don't recognize.

Call Barring on Outgoing Calls:

Everyone has had that moment where they've made an expensive phone call by mistake, and it's not a pleasant experience. If you're worried about making this mistake again, you can use Call barring to stop outgoing calls.

With Call barring on outgoing calls, you can block all calls or just calls to premium-rate numbers. You can also block international calls, so you won't have to worry about accidentally racking up a huge phone bill.

Are spam calls driving you crazy? Find out how Community Phone successfully blocked 22,000 spam calls for landline users in August.

Click the button below to see the results and learn how you can enjoy uninterrupted connection and peace of mind.

Call our landline specialists at
866-327-1229

The Best Way To Block Numbers On Your Phone

Most telecom providers do not offer call barring services, leaving you with no option but to block and unblock numbers on your phone manually. Manually blocking spam calls is ineffective because numbers can be blocked only after receiving the call.

The only effective way to block spam calls is to switch to a provider that blocks them automatically before they reach you.

Community Phone offers landline phone service with FREE spam call blocking that can stop unlawful and unwanted calls from reaching your landline. It allows you to keep your landline phone without tying it to the internet and block 100% of spam calls.

With two different types of services, Robocall Blocking and Complete Scam Blocking plans, Community Phone helps you stay in control of who can call you and when.

The Robocall Blocking feature allows users to block all robocalls before they reach their phone while the Complete Scam Blocking plan enables users to create an “Allow List” which will only allow contacts from that list to be able to contact them.

Learn more about how both services work below:

Option 1: Community Phone’s Robocall Blocking

Community Phone's Robocall Blocking is an effective solution to unwanted calls and spam. With this service, you can block 100% of spam calls and never worry about them again. The best part? It's free with any of their landline plans, starting at just $39 per month.

How does the Robocall Blocking work?

  1. When someone dials your Community Phone number, they won't hear your phone ringing immediately; instead, they will be asked to press 1 to connect.
  2. Robocalls work by sensing when the recipient picks up the phone and speaks, so when no one does, the call never reaches your phone.

Robo-Call Blocking from Community Phone is easy to set up and use. Once you’ve signed up, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your private information isn't being exposed or compromised by spammers or malicious actors attempting to gain access through automated calls.

It is an incredibly cost-effective solution for anyone searching for a simple, quick way to block spam calls.

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Option 2: Community Phone’s Complete Scam Blocking

Community Phone’s Complete Scam Blocking enables users to set an “Allowed List” of the people who can ring their phone.

All other calls are then blocked by default—preventing 100% of scam calls and unwanted solicitations without manually filtering through each call. This means no more interruptions during meals or when you’re in the middle of something important.

How does the Allowed List work?

The Allowed List is easy to set up and manage. You can create a list of contacts you want to receive calls from. This can include friends, family members, work colleagues, or any other people or businesses you are comfortable receiving calls from.

This list acts as a safelist of approved callers. Then, all other numbers not on your list will be blocked from calling your phone line.

If someone new attempts to call your phone line, the Allowed List will detect the unfamiliar number and automatically reject the call before it even reaches you.

Community Phone's Complete Scam Blocking provides an excellent solution for anyone looking for a convenient way to protect themselves against telemarketing scams, robocalls, and other types of unsolicited communication while still ensuring they never miss important calls from people they know.

Whether you live alone or have a large family who relies on your landline for communication, this feature can help keep everyone safe from harm while preventing annoying interruptions throughout the day.

The Allow List successfully blocked 12,105 calls for 47 landline users in August. Click the button below to see the results and learn how you can enjoy uninterrupted connection and peace of mind.

Call our landline specialists at
866-327-1229

How to Set Up Call Barring

Call Barring is a great way to prevent unwanted or scam calls from interrupting your day. To set up Call Barring, simply follow the guidelines. :

For Outgoing Calls:

For Outgoing Calls:

 Call Type 

 Code

 Function 

 All Outgoing Calls

 *341# 

 Block 

 International Calls 

 *343# 

 Block 

 All Operator Calls 

 *344# 

 Block 

 Calls to premium Numbers 

 *347# 

 Block 


For Incoming Calls:

How do Set Up Call Barring for an Individual Number?

For Call barring on an individual number, you'll need to know the phone number you want to block. Once you have the phone number, simply follow these steps:

  1. Go to your phone's settings and find the "Call Barring" or "Blocked Numbers" option.
  2. Add the phone number you want to block to the list of blocked numbers.
  3. Save your changes and exit the settings menu.

Now, whenever that phone number attempts to call you, they will be automatically blocked and will not be able to get through to you.

How to use Call Barring on multiple numbers

You'll need to create a list of all the phone numbers you want to block using call barring for multiple numbers. Once you have the list of phone numbers, simply follow these steps:

  1. Choose "Call Barring" or "Blocked Numbers" from your phone's settings.
  2. Create a list of blocked phone numbers and add the number you want to block.
  3. Make sure you save your changes before exiting the settings menu.

All of those phone numbers will now be automatically blocked and will not be able to reach you.

or call our landline specialists at
866-327-1229

How To Turn Off Call Barring

To turn off Call Barring, simply follow these instructions:

 

 Call Type 

 Code 

 Function 

 All Outgoing Calls 

 *341* PIN # 

 Switch off Call Barring 

 International Calls 

 *343* PIN # 

 Switch off Call Barring 

 All Operator Calls 

 *344* PIN # 

 Switch off Call Barring 

 Call to Premium Numbers 

 *347* PIN # 

 Switch off Call Barring 

 

Note:

Your PIN is the 4-digit number you selected when setting up Call barring. If you can't remember your PIN, you'll need to contact your service provider to have it reset.

Unblocking Call Barring on Cell Phones

Unlocking call barring on your cell phone is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. Here's how you can get on different cell phones!

Samsung Phone (Andriod)

1. Tap on the phone.

2. Open the Menu

3. Go to Settings

4. Tap on supplementary Services

5. Tap on call barring

6. Choose Voice/Video Call

7. Turn off an option.

iPhone (iOS)

1. Go to Settings

2, Tap on Phone

3. Select call blocking and identification

4. Turn off the silence junk callers switch

Nokia

1. Tap Phone Icon

2. Tap the Menu icon

3. Go to settings

4. Tap on calls

5. Tap on call Barring

6. Turn call Barring off

Note:

There will be a password requirement. Enter the default barring password 0000 and click OK.

Is Call Barring the same as call blocking?

No, call barring, and call blocking are two different things. Call barring allows you to block calls from specific numbers or types of numbers, while call blocking allows you to block all incoming calls.

With call barring, you can block calls from specific numbers or types of numbers, such as international calls or operator services. You'll need to add the numbers you want to block to your call barring list.

With call blocking, you can block all incoming calls. This is useful if someone is harassing you and you don't want to receive any more calls from them. To do this, you'll need to add the number to your call blocking list.

To sum it up, call barring allows you to block specific numbers or types of numbers, while call blocking allows you to block all incoming calls.

or call our landline specialists at
866-327-1229

Call Barring FAQs

How do you deactivate call barring?

To deactivate call barring dial #33* <4-digit pin> # on your phone and press the call key. Your PIN is the 4-digit number you selected when setting up call barring. If you can't remember the PIN, you must contact your service provider to have it reset.

What is the call barring password?

The call barring password is the 4 digit pin you choose while configuring call barring. You must get in touch with your service provider to get the PIN reset if you can't remember it.

What does call barring mean?

Call barring is a service that enables individuals to stop receiving calls from specific numbers and prevents someone from calling specific numbers. This can be helpful if you're having issues with obnoxious callers or want to stop making expensive overseas calls.

Conclusion

Call barring is a great way to prevent unwanted calls from coming through to your phone. It's easy to set up, and you can choose to block all calls from specific numbers or types of numbers. If someone is harassing you, call blocking is a great way to stop them from being able to contact you.

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