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tinkerbeki
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Is there any way to block private calls?

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Re: Block private calls
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http://m-support.verizonwireless.com/mobl/features.kb_20989.tp_2.html

This should help you. it costs $4.99 per month for each line you sign up for.

it blocks unknown numbers and private numbers and 20 extra numbers as well.

Good Luck

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Re: Block private calls
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http://m-support.verizonwireless.com/mobl/features.kb_20989.tp_2.html

This should help you. it costs $4.99 per month for each line you sign up for.

it blocks unknown numbers and private numbers and 20 extra numbers as well.

Good Luck

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tikibar1
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If you want a free service, you may want to check into YouMail:

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HappyHelper
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Usage controls are retired now. It's changed to $5/month for the entire account now using Family Base.

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HappyHelper wrote:

Usage controls are retired now. It's changed to $5/month for the entire account now using Family Base.

Really? it still shows as the old feature when I looked. It still wants me to pay another $4.99 for my other line(s) each.

Maybe its a feature that is hidden. Do you have a web link showing how it works now?

thank you

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B33
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Some info:..that i have found hope it helps ( Look at both below ) Smiley Happy b33

http://goo.gl/guUZtL

Anonymous Call Block Anonymous Call Block rejects most phone calls from callers who have blocked the display of their telephone numbers from a Caller ID device. Anonymous Call Block will not block calls made to you from outside your local calling area or through operator assistance.

When Anonymous Call Block is activated, and there is a call to your number from a caller who has blocked the display of their number, your telephone will not ring and nothing will appear on your Caller ID display unit. The caller will hear an announcement telling them that you are not accepting blocked calls. They will be instructed to hang up, unblock their number, and dial again if they want to reach you.

All calling features are subject to availability and compatibility restrictions.

http://support.verizonwireless.com/support/faqs/FeaturesandOptionalServices/faq_caller_id_block.html...


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HappyHelper
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You need to remove usage controls first since they're contradicting features. It's located in the same area as usage controls were. Going through manage verizon family safeguards and controls, you'll see family base. If you're not signed into your account it's the third one down. Hope this link works.

https://wbillpay.verizonwireless.com/vzw/nos/safeguards/SafeguardProductDetails.action?productName=f...

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Thank You HappyHelper. Will go there now.

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JeffRB
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You can block a certain number (5?) of calls for free.  Verizon charges extra for more.  With these smart phones I wonder why I can't program my phone to receive only certain calls or block a whole range of area codes.  The answer seems to be they do not want to allow that.  I asked if I could have a white list in my phone.  Same answer: no.  C'mon, then are just computers and someone should be able to do that.

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On the old LG VX 3300 I think was the model I use since it was a basic phone in the settings it actually said "Block" and it worked. I am sure other models and brands may have had the same feature.

In successive models this feature disappeared I think the basis was for the cell phone companies to rake in millions per month via offering blocking services. Why not charge and make gazillions of dollars versus having a feature you can use for free everyday.

The five free blocks are useless in that the service ends every 90 days. The cell companies know who these annoyance calls are from, they will not block them since they sell blocking services and make money for calls going through or to their network.

Good Luck

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