blocking unavailable number

swoozieb
Member

Can I block "Restricted, Unavailable, and Private Numbers" without having to pay additional fees? The only thing I can find is under "usage control" and that is a fee of $4.99.

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Re: blocking unavailable number

Ann154
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No

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swoozieb
Member

Thanks!  I'll just have to be more careful about checking ID before answering cuz I sure won't give Verizon any more money.

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budone
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That is exactly what I do. The other thing is I assigned a distinct ringer to my contacts, so when a call comes in not from a contact, the different ringtone lets me know to check before amswering

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Jakeman1
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Depends on what kind of phone you have. Android? You can use apps from Google Play to block numbers as a group or singly.

iPhone? You can also download an app from iTunes to do this as well.

Other phones? Not to sure about that one.

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swoozieb
Member

Thanks. I have a 'dumb' phone so no fancy apps for me unless I pay Verizon.

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L202M
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Unfortunately I too tried to block any private calls and was told that I have to pay an additional fee of $4.99 per month.  I think this is outrageous.  No one charges for this and yet verizon gets away with it.  This is the kind of thing that I think is sneaky enough that would make me want to change cell phone companies.

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Ann154
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Actually that is not true. AT&T charges a fee to block any number with their usage controls. So you would have to pay to even block one number that you can see the full ten digits. Verizon allows their customers to block up to five numbers for 90 days for free.

L202M wrote:

Unfortunately I too tried to block any private calls and was told that I have to pay an additional fee of $4.99 per month.  I think this is outrageous.  No one charges for this and yet verizon gets away with it.  This is the kind of thing that I think is sneaky enough that would make me want to change cell phone companies.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.