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Can I block all calls from a specific country?

Miembro

Is there a way within Verizon to block all numbers from a country? i.e. by blocking every call with a specific prefix(es). There are several apps which do a version of this, but I would prefer to limit providing phone access to third parties.

Blocking individual numbers does not help, as these are robo-calls being routed through numerous numbers in the same countries/exchanges.

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Re: Can I block all calls from a specific country?

Asistencia al cliente

As consumers ourselves, we can understand the nuisance that these spam calls coming from a specific country can create. We have different tools that allow you to block these numbers for free or advanced features that will allow recognizing these numbers when they call you and block them from calling you and texting you. Please review the options we have to offer in the link below:

https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/block-numbers/

MariaV_VZW

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Re: Can I block all calls from a specific country?

Miembro

From your link, it appears the only viable option is the $3/month Call Filter. However, I have seen reviews that this service only flags calls and doesn't effectively block them? And is it able to stop spoofed robo-calls?

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Re: Can I block all calls from a specific country?

Asistencia al cliente

We totally understand how important it is to avoid unwanted calls, especially when they are from another country. We do want to help review what options are currently available to you. 

 

At this time there is no way to block international calls at all with the tool we have available. However, there are third party apps that can help direct international calls to voicemail when they are received. Another option is to change your mobile number. This is something that many consumers do, since their number is known by those third parties, that is why they are getting those unwanted calls https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/change-mobile-number-faqs/?lid=sayt&sayt=mobile%20number%20c...

 

We are also developing new tools for our customers to combat spam and spoofed calls as well. You can always check back in the future to see what options may be available in the future. Also, you can keep up with the latest news of what is offered here at this link too https://www.verizon.com/about/news/ 

 

StevenG_VZW

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Re: Can I block all calls from a specific country?

Leader

No

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Re: Can I block all calls from a specific country?

Miembro

1. Your tools don't work

2. We shouldn't have to pay for them. 

3. If I'm paying someone to block spam calls, I'd rather pay a 3rd party like nomorobo

It would be nice to be able to block an unlimited number of international calls by country. It would fix 99% of the problem.

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chaostheory, as a consumer who received spam calls, I know how inconvenient it is for you to receive them. The Call Filter app works great. You can use the free version to screen, block and report spam calls. Take a look at item one under the General Information section of the Call Filter FAQs. https://www.verizon.com/support/call-filter-faqs/?adobe_mc=MCMID%3D319411357346866527735499133645323... Does this information help? 

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