How to Block Incoming Calls With a FairPoint Phone System

By John DeMerceau

FairPoint is an independent telephone service provider that is headquartered in Charlotte, NC and provides service to 32 exchanges in 18 states. The phone service which FairPoint provides includes built-in call forwarding, caller ID and other advanced features. Among these features, all of which are accessed by dialing two digit codes followed by the pound (#) key, is a "Do Not Disturb" feature that blocks all incoming calls. When activated, callers are told that you do not wish to receive calls at this time and it can be deactivated with another code.

Things You'll Need

  • Touch tone phone connected to your FairPoint line.

Step 1

Find out if "Do Not Disturb" service is available in your area by contacting your local FairPoint business office. If it is, order it and agree to the additional fee. In rural Washington, the fee is $2.00 as of April 2011.

Step 2

Pick up the telephone headset or activate the speaker phone to begin the activation process.

Step 3

Dial 77 followed by the pound (#) key.

Step 4

Hang up. The service should now be activated; test it by calling your number with your cellular phone and make sure you hear a message saying that you do not want to take calls now.

Step 5

To deactivate the service, dial 76 instead of 77 in Step 3. Then, repeat Step 4.