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How to block a number on Verizon

Updated on August 14, 2010
Stop using multiple phones to avoid stalkers
Stop using multiple phones to avoid stalkers

Keep stalkers and scammers from calling you

If you have a Verizon Wireless cell phone plan there is actually a rather easy way to block calls from unwanted numbers. Unfortunately, these blocks will only last for 3 months and then you have to do it again, but it's still worth it if your being hounded by some scammer or an ex-boyfriend/girlfriend or your baby's mommy wanting to know where her child support payments are.

The first thing you have to do is sign in to your online account. If you don't have an online Verizon Wireless account, you'll need to set one up. There is no way to block numbers directly from the phone (other than signing in to your account from your cell phone's browser).

So, how do you block numbers on Verizon Wireless?

Alright, now that you're signed in to your account and ready to start blocking numbers, go to My Verizon and then My Services. Go to Spam Control and add the numbers you want to block. You can only add up to 5 numbers, so if you have a lot of stalkers you're going to have to prioritize them based on how much they scare you and allow some of them to keep calling.

Be sure to click APPLY when you are done. These numbers will no longer be able to call you or send you text messages for the next 3 months. At that point you'll either have to re-enter their numbers or allow those calls to reach you. Verizon does this just in case your stalkers have come around after 3 months and made some changes in their life that you might be interested in. Maybe your stalker no longer lists "hiding in the bushes outside your house" as one of his favorite hobbies. Maybe he's been dreaming about being married to you and having a couple kids and a dog. You can thank Verizon for allowing these potentially wonderful people back in your life after 90 days.

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    Adrienne F Manson 7 years ago from Atlanta

    I totally do not know there was a way to block numbers on cellphones. I just changed my cell number because of a particular person constantly giving me the call you and hang up. Also I have Sprint but this is good to know that it can be done with some cell plans.

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