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How Do I Block 1-800 Numbers From Calling On My Home Phone ?

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Joe McHugh answered
It can be very annoying to receive unwanted calls from 1-800 numbers to your home phone number at any time during the day or night. There are some ways to get them blocked so you are no longer harassed from phone agents who are trying to sell you something or offer a credit card.
One option is to actually speak to the agent and explain to them you are not actually interested in receiving any more of their phone calls. Ask politely for your number to be removed from their calling sheet or database. Explain that if they do call you again you will report them to the FTC. If you do want to make a complaint about any harassing or repeated phone calls you are getting you can report the companies by visiting www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/ If you still continue to get calls, you could apply to have your number removed from the call list by visiting www.donotcall.gov. On the website click on the ‘register now’ option and then enter the phone number in the appropriate field. You will also need to supply an email address as any applications you make to have your number removed from calling lists will need to be confirmed through an email account.
On some phones and for some 1-800 numbers you may be able to dial *60 and then enter the number that you want to block.
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andrew britt answered
National Do Not Call is a JOKE!!! These companies almost NEVER get prosecuted so they just ignore the law and keep calling... Telephone companies make a great deal of money selling 800 and other business services and so do not offer the ability to block these calls... I assure you that the technology exists to block ANY call you wish from your home but the companies and govt won't allow the service. Ever notice how many Call Bocker equipment has been taken off the market? Anonymous

If people would go to the donotcall.gov website you will see its not a joke. The thing is when the Bush administration made this list they really miss named it. It really should be called the No Sales Call list. If you read the site Non-Profit organizations and any company you have a business type relationship with is exempt from the list. If a Non-profit calls you tell them just like this Remove me from the calling list.. Also if the person calling you works for a company hired by the non-profit you need to say this as well Put me on (company calling for the org names) Master Do Not Call list and I want documentation mailed to me that this has been done. Also stay on the line to verify your phone number and address as to where to send the letter. If you hang up before verify the number to be removed than by law it doesn't get to removed.
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You (CAN Block People's numbers that you don't want to call you . If you know the number you just have to dial *60 wait for the promts. Then enter the # that you want to block. If you do not know the number just wait until the next time they call and hang up before anyone else calls you, so you can dial the *60 to block the last number that calls you .I have done this myself so I know it works. You can block up to 6 numbers like this at a time.
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*60 does not work with all phone companies.it didn't with mine.but i finally found something that will block any call you want.from 800 numbers to local numbers to unknown caller.and still let in ONLY the calls you want.it can be just a little confusing to learn how to use at first.but if you can be patient.its really cool.its called phonetray and it's free for 30 days.it works great.just plug any number you want to block in and it "zaps" it.it will tell you who called.phonetray.com
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Tim Hudson answered
National Do Not Call is a JOKE!!! These companies almost NEVER get prosecuted so they just ignore the law and keep calling... Telephone companies make a great deal of money selling 800 and other business services and so do not offer the ability to block these calls... I assure you that the technology exists to block ANY call you wish from your home but the companies and govt won't allow the service. Ever notice how many Call Bocker equipment has been taken off the market?
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Anonymous answered
Need to block 800 numbers from calling all times of day and night
wilbert u can call me sue Profile
Some telephone providers will offer a call blocking system but at a fee. Unfortunately, here because we only have one company and for years have had a monopoly, that is supposed to change this year, we do not have call blocking which is frustrating getting calls at all hours and the number shows 1-800123456 so you know you can't trace or it will show on call display as 1-8888888888  I hate that, often wakes me up especially during afternoon nap
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How do you block an 800 number from calling you if the telephone company will not assist you?

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