How to call someone who blocked you
You want to call someone, but they’ve blocked your number. Consider the reason why the person blocked your number before moving forward. Make sure you won’t be irritating anyone or risk being accused of harassment. Continue reading for a few ways to get around the block if you’re calling with good reason!
Approach 1: Using Your Phone to Make The Calls
1. Cover up the caller ID.
As a result, the calling party is kept a secret from the receiving phone. Your ID will be marked as “Hidden,” and your number won’t be visible.
Go to your Settings App to hide your caller ID on iOS (iPhone). Select “Show My Caller ID” under “Phone” in the settings after that. Slide it to the “Off” position after that.
Go to Settings > Call Settings > Additional Settings > Caller ID on an Android device. Select Hide Number next. You can phone people who are on the prohibited list while maintaining your anonymity.
2. Dial *67.
Your number will be blocked using this code, making your call appear to be from an “Unknown” or “Private” number. Before dialling the number, enter the code as follows: *67-408-221-XXXX. Cell phones and house phones might be compatible with this, but companies might not be.
3. Install an app that generates random phone numbers for you.
You can download one of several free apps that will give you a randomly generated phone number if you have a smartphone. This number can be used for calling and texting within the app, as well as possibly for phoning those who don’t use the app. In general, using this method to call someone who has blocked your number is reliable.
This approach has the benefit that the area code is also created at random. The recipient won’t question the origin of the call as a result.
The recipient won’t question the origin of the call as a result.
4. Dial a landline.
The ability to block numbers is often not available on landline home phones. Try calling the person if you have their home phone number!
5. Alter your phone number.
Ask about changing your phone number by getting in touch with your service provider. You might have to pay a little cost. Unless you have immediate plans to replace your phone, this might not be the best option. Remember that if you offer this individual a cause to block your new number, they are free to do so.
Approach 2: Calling Using a Different Phone
1. Make use of a pay phone.
The simplest course of action might be to phone them from a number they haven’t blocked. They won’t assume that you are the person on the other end of the call if you do this. At the very least, you should pass the call-block screening if they hang up.
Be advised that this is probably only going to work once or twice until the person quits taking calls from ominous numbers.
Spend a few cents and make a secret call if there are payphones nearby. Make the call from your hotel room after checking in.
Use your work or school phone. At a store or restaurant, request to use the landline.
2. Request access to a friend’s phone.
Ask a friend if it’s alright to use her phone to call this individual after explaining the scenario to her. Don’t use the phone to threaten or harass someone, and respect your friend’s property. If you push things too far, utilizing your friend’s phone could turn them into accomplices.
The call-blocker will likely stop taking calls from that number if you frequently use a friend’s phone to call someone who has blocked your number, just like with public phones. He or she can even block the number of your friend.
3. Think about using a proxy to speak.
Write your friends or relatives a script and ask them to speak in place of you if you know the individual will hang up the moment they hear your voice. It is advantageous if the proxy is a trusted buddy of the blocker. This may be an effective strategy for getting your point through without directly endangering the blocker. Make this abundantly obvious at the start of the script.
For instance: “Allie, hello. Joe McAdams is on the line speaking on Billy’s behalf. I’ll simply leave you with a brief note before I let you get on with your day. “[Your message here],” he says. I’m sorry to trouble you.”
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To modify your voice, you can also use a voice changer. However, there is a significant likelihood that there is history here if the person has blocked your number, in which case they will likely recognize you right away.
Approach 3: Being Aware
1. Consider your call
You were presumably blocked by this person for a reason. Be careful not to harass the person in any way, as this could make the situation worse. Think carefully about the “why”. Consider whether making this call is merely a method for you to be heard or whether it will result in some sort of concrete resolution.
Be thoughtful. You should give this person some space if you are making them uncomfortable. Pushing the issue too far can eliminate the prospect that it will resolve itself in its own time.
2. Consider the impacts
Someone may file a lawsuit against you if you repeatedly phone them and they don’t want to be called. If it occurs frequently enough, it can qualify as harassment. This person might file for a restraining order, making all communication with them forbidden. Evaluate the value of this one phone call.
Using caller ID spoofing to hurt or deceive someone is now illegal thanks to the Caller ID Act of 2009. Be very careful with how you utilize this power if you use a service to block or alter how your phone number appears.
3. Look for another way
Ask yourself why you need to contact this individual and whether there is a less intrusive alternative to meet this requirement. It can be quite tempting to pick up the phone and speak with someone, but if they feel like you are invading their space, this may not be the most effective course of action.
Try writing a letter or email to the individual in question if all you need is to get your feelings out there and find closure. If the person has more time to read and react to your remarks, they can feel less frightened.
Reach out to your mutual acquaintances or call the police if you have a genuine emergency and need to find or contact someone. Look for a third party who can connect you with this person.