How to Block a Number From Calling Your House

By Qyou Stoval

If annoying telemarketers or prank callers are contacting you it may cause a disturbance in your household. Whether you are using a land line or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) for your phone communications, you can successfully block the caller from contacting your home. If the calls are threatening in nature you should contact your telephone provider to place a trace on the number to prevent potential harm.

Step 1

Wait for the undesired caller to call your home.

Step 2

Pick up your phone and wait for a dial tone (after the caller has disconnected).

Step 3

Dial *60 from your keypad. Depending on your provider, you may either hear a recorded voice that lets you know the last number was blocked. You may hear a skip in the dial tone, letting you know that call block was activated on the last number received. Contact your phone company to determine if this feature requires a monthly fee.

Do not call list

Step 1

Access the Do Not Call Registry if you are getting calls from telemarketers that you want blocked. By law, if you are placed on the do not call list, telemarketers cannot contact you, otherwise they are fined.

Step 2

Input your telephone numbers that you want placed on the do not call registry (you can choose up to three numbers).

Step 3

Input your e-mail address and confirm the correct e-mail address by inputting it into the second field provided and click "Submit."