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How To Call Someone Who Has Blocked You

It can be incredibly frustrating when you can't get in touch with someone who has blocked your number. However, you can reach out to someone who has blocked you through a few workarounds.

Learn how to call someone who has blocked you on a landline, Android, or iPhone from this Community Phone guide.

How to Know if Someone Has Blocked Your Number?

Knowing if someone has blocked your number can be difficult. On mobile phones, it's often impossible to tell without asking the person directly or trying a few different methods. Here are a few ways to check if your number has been blocked:

1. Texting

When you send a text message, the message will display "delivered" it has been delivered to the recipient, and "read" when the recipient reads the message. If you do not see either of these, your number has most likely been blocked.

2. Call Reaching Voicemail

The most common sign of a blocked number is that all your calls go straight to voicemail. If the person you're trying to call usually picks up quickly but suddenly stops and allows your calls to go to voicemail, it might mean your number has been blocked.

3. Calling From Another Phone

Call the recipient from another phone. If the call goes through from the other number, then they have blocked your number.

How to Call Someone Who Has Blocked You?

Here are some ways to call someone who has blocked you on a landline, Android, or iPhone.

On a Landline

  • Listen for a dial tone after picking up the receiver
  • Dial *67
  • Dial the recipient's 10-digit number
  • Your number will now appear as an "unknown" or "private number" in the recipient's caller ID.

Hide caller ID on iPhone

  • Access "Settings"
  • Choose "Phone"
  • Choose "Show My Caller ID"
  • Click on "Switch Off"

This option will help you hide your caller ID on your iPhone and call someone who has blocked your number.

Hide caller ID on Android Phone

  • Go to the Phone app
  • Access Settings. You can click the 3 dots on the top right corner to access this menu.
  • Click on "More Settings"
  • Click on "Show My Caller ID"
  • Choose "Hide Number"
  • Press cancel to exit the menu.

This option will help you hide your caller ID on your Android phone and call the person who has blocked your number.

Call From a Different Phone

You can also call the recipient from a different number, such as another SIM on your phone or a friend's phone.

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2. Call Waiting

The call-waiting feature helps you handle two calls simultaneously. You will hear 2 beeps when there is an incoming call while you are engaged on one call. You can place the first call on hold, talk to the second caller, or route it to voicemail.

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  • Return missed calls from known contacts
  • Store legitimate contacts
  • Check caller information against known contacts
  • Send a message or
  • Block spam calls.

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Enable call forwarding to forward important calls when you cannot answer them from your business landline. You can opt from one of the several Community Phone options to forward your business calls to a number of your choice.

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Temporary Forwarding: Use the manual process to turn call forwarding ON/OFF if you are temporarily away from your business phone. Here's how you can enable it:

  1. Get a dial tone
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Follow the same steps, but press ##21# to turn off call forwarding.

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On Outgoing Calls

Opt for the caller ID feature so the recipient can see your number or name when you make outbound calls. This feature can help loved ones answer your call or return missed calls without mistaking them as spam.

Incoming Calls

You will be able to see the caller ID of the person calling you if:

  • The person has enabled caller ID
  • Has registered in the national register
  • Your phone can support the caller ID feature.

Community Phone does not use third-party apps to provide the caller ID feature.

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Does * 67 unblock your number?

Yes. *67 helps you hide your number in the caller ID, so the recipient's phone does not block your number. Follow these steps to call a person who has blocked your number.:

  1. Listen for a dial tone after picking up the phone receiver
  2. Dial *67
  3. Dial the 10-digit number of the recipient

Your number will appear as "private" or "unknown" in the recipient's caller ID device.


There are a few ways to call someone who has blocked your number. You can reach the person who has blocked you through the steps outlined in this Community Phone guide.

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