1. lottidah's Avatar
    Hello, how can I block a phone number from calling on windows phone? I would be happy just to give them a silent ringtone, but I don't see that option?? I'm new to WP. Thanks
    Last edited by palandri; 11-18-2012 at 06:39 AM. Reason: Changed title
    11-18-2012 05:23 AM
  2. lordofthereef's Avatar
    Can't block numbers. Silent ringtone would work but you would have to manually add one.
    11-18-2012 06:04 AM
  3. lottidah's Avatar
    Wow, really? Ugh. Thanks.
    11-18-2012 07:52 AM
  4. Getintothegame's Avatar
    You can sometimes block using your carrier. Verizon allows up to 10 numbers free, I believe. Alltel used to as well, but they're now AT&T.
    11-18-2012 07:54 AM
  5. gsquared's Avatar
    That's a touchy subject with the WP OS. I don't understand it as well.
    11-18-2012 09:06 AM
  6. TaliZorah's Avatar
    Can't block numbers. Silent ringtone would work but you would have to manually add one.
    This is wrong. blocking numbers is all dependent on your carrier. Sometimes the feature is built into phones, sometimes not. Heck even the iPhone doesn't have it built in. login to your carriers website and there should be a section for you to edit blocked numbers. If you have trouble call your carrier and ask about it. Most carriers today have this feature.
    11-18-2012 12:27 PM
  7. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    This isn't to do on phone settings. You need to call your carrier for them to do that.
    11-18-2012 01:40 PM
  8. lottidah's Avatar
    Thanks for all the info. Android would let me add the unwanted caller as a contact then set them as blocked, which just sent them straight to voicemail if they called me.
    11-18-2012 04:27 PM
  9. brmiller1976's Avatar
    You can sometimes block using your carrier. Verizon allows up to 10 numbers free, I believe. Alltel used to as well, but they're now AT&T.
    Actually, they're Verizon (mostly). AT&T got a small fraction of the user base to address antitrust issues.
    11-18-2012 04:33 PM
  10. coolapk's Avatar
    WP8 doesn't grant root access for apps, so WP8 app can't have block number features. While hundreds of Android apps CAN!
    05-15-2013 02:11 PM
  11. beachhoppr's Avatar
    Tmo Family Allowances allows you to block #'s
    05-15-2013 03:24 PM
  12. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Not sure if this will work.

    http://www.truecaller.com/download/
    05-15-2013 03:54 PM
  13. Ari69's Avatar
    If you are an AT&T Customer, you have to subscribe to the "Smart Limits for Wireless Parental Controls". This will allow you to block an calls/texts for up to 30 numbers. The downside is that it's a $5/mo charge. Other than creating your own ringtone via a ringtone maker and assigning it to that caller, then this may be your only other option.
    05-15-2013 04:16 PM
  14. o0Nighthawk0o's Avatar
    No, you can't block a number on your own. You have to go through your carrier.

    However, you don't have to make a ring tone. Download Free Ringtones app and search for "Silent". Download the ringtone. What I do is numbers that call me that I want to 'block' I add to a contact called "Ignore" which has the silent ringtone set.
    05-15-2013 04:24 PM
  15. jfa1's Avatar
    You can sometimes block using your carrier. Verizon allows up to 10 numbers free, I believe. Alltel used to as well, but they're now AT&T.
    Actually they merged with or were b ought by Verizon. Some areas which were Alltel had to be divested and were bought primarily by ATT as part of the approval process.
    05-15-2013 04:45 PM
  16. Dr Tone's Avatar
    ATIV S comes with a call block app.
    05-15-2013 06:47 PM
  17. Alex Magik's Avatar
    my 920T has call and sms blocker :)
    love nokia china for this :)
    05-15-2013 08:07 PM
  18. Jcmg62's Avatar
    IOS7 allows you to block the caller very simply. Literally highlight the number and hit "block number." I'm about to update from Lumia 800 (7.8) to Lumia 1020, hope windows have got their act together and added this feature....
    10-14-2013 09:19 AM
  19. ttsoldier's Avatar
    IOS7 allows you to block the caller very simply. Literally highlight the number and hit "block number." I'm about to update from Lumia 800 (7.8) to Lumia 1020, hope windows have got their act together and added this feature....
    yes the feature is there now. Make sure and update all the built in nokia apps (display, extras + info , etc) and you will see the call and sms filter in the settings menu.

    Cheers :)
    10-14-2013 09:21 AM
  20. invisik's Avatar
    Ahh thanks for this thread. My Lumia 920/GDR2 has the call blocking just as you describe. First you got into Settings and Call + SMS Filter. You accept the page to enable it. Then you go back to your Call History screen, press and hold the phone number you want to block and then tap Block number and it will add it to the list. It looks like you can have 1000 blocked numbers.

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    11-09-2013 08:23 AM
  21. AlliGe's Avatar
    I have a Windows 8 Samsung Ativ Neo thru Sprint and Call Blocking is build into the phone.
    Go to: Settings, scroll all the way down to Call Blocking
    You can block all unknown calls by turning on or off the button
    You can add specific numbers by entering them with the keypad
    You can add directly from your contact list
    05-16-2014 11:37 AM
  22. Tanvi Khade's Avatar
    This is wrong. blocking numbers is all dependent on your carrier. Sometimes the feature is built into phones, sometimes not. Heck even the iPhone doesn't have it built in. login to your carriers website and there should be a section for you to edit blocked numbers. If you have trouble call your carrier and ask about it. Most carriers today have this feature.
    You can do block contacts or numbers in WP, you just need to go to your phone history (call logs) then long press the contact and you'll get the option to block the number ;)
    11-28-2014 02:22 PM
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