Call blocking

When we talk about call blocking, we’re talking about technologies or devices that can stop a lot of the unwanted calls you get — like scam calls and illegal robocalls — before they reach you.

For various reasons, it may be necessary to block incoming calls from certain phone numbers. This applies, in particular, when recurring calls cause disturbance or annoyance; call blocking may then be the only way of getting some peace and quiet. Call blocking is technically possible at various different points: the telephone provider’s network, the subscriber’s own Internet access , the telephone system or the end device. When blocking calls, a distinction is made between so-called negative and positive lists. While negative lists only block specified phone numbers and permit calls from all other numbers, positive lists only permit calls from individual phone numbers. In the latter case, calls from all other phone numbers are automatically blocked. It is also often possible to block callers who hide/suppress their phone number.

2. Service

Call blocking service comes in handy when certain phone numbers are persistently harassing you. It breaks your focus and can be irritating when you’re trying to meet a deadline or finish the last leg of a project. If you want to go beyond silencing your phone’s ringer, why not block the call entirely? Stop unwanted calls and messages from any number, whether it’s a local, long distance or wireless caller. When you’re ready to take on those unwanted calls, you can unblock numbers just as easily. You can block certain contacts by creating a block list, all the contacts in the block list won’t be able to call you or send a fax. You can configure your VoIP Business online account to block unwanted calls and faxes from certain numbers, area codes, and phones that have no caller ID, faxes, and payphones. If the Admin blocks a number while logged in to the System Extension (the main extension of the account), then it will be applied to all the extensions listed in the account; which means that the number which has been blocked is prevented from calling any number connected with the account.

Why Call Blocking is Important

We have statistics that show almost 50% of the calls people get in any given month are unwanted. 50%! And tons of them are scammers, out to take your money or identify. YouMail's call blocking effectively screens your calls and eliminates the vast majority of the bad callers so you can focus on the calls that matter. Save time and take back your privacy.

By blocking your unwanted calls you can identify the callers and select your response.
  1. Display Caller ID
  2. Caller ID displays information of caller before the incoming call ever connects, which gives you some reference to make a decision how you want to respond to the call. You can answer it, reject it, or send it directly to voicemail.
  3. Configure VoIP Account
  4. With this feature, you can configure your VoIP Business account to have your desk phone prompt callers to announce their names before the call is connected to an additional level of screening, therefore you will know exactly who is on the line and which business they are calling from.
  5. Monitor the Calling Activity
  6. You can also configure your desk phone to know exactly which department or extension is calling, thus you can decide on how you want to respond. If you are too busy to take a call from an important contact then you can respond fast with prepared text-to-speech messages or type a custom message from your VoIP Business from Desktop to your caller.
  7. Block Particular Phone Numbers
  8. You can permanently block particular phone numbers, entire area codes, or callers without caller ID, so they can never reach you again.
  9. Allow Specify Phone Numbers
  10. To further decrease unwelcomed calls, you can block each call, and then make a short list of allowed phone numbers and area codes. Only the numbers you specify will be able to connect with you.
  11. Prepared Courtesy Message
  12. You can also select a prepared courtesy message for your blocked callers to hear, or generate your own.

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