How to Know If Someone Blocked Your Number

How to Know If Someone Blocked Your Number

When someone blocks your number, there are a few ways to tell including unusual messages and how quickly your call transfers to voicemail. Lets look at the clues that indicate your number is blocked and what you can do about it. Because determining if you haveve been blocked isnt necessarily straight-forward remember the best way to find out is to ask the person directly. If that's not something you can or want to do we have some clues to help you determine if you are blocked.

How to Know if Someone Blocked Your Number

Depending on whether theyve blocked your number on their phone or with their wireless carrier, the clues of a blocked number will differ. Also other factors can produce similar results such as a cell tower down their phone is turned off or has a dead battery or they have Do Not Disturb turned on. Dust off your detective skills and lets examine the evidence.

Clue #1: Unusual Messages When You Call

There isnt a standard blocked number message and many people dont want you to know for certain when theyhave blocked you. If you get an unusual message you havent heard before, they have likely blocked your number through their wireless carrier. The message varies by carrier but tends to be similar to the following:

  1. The person you are calling is unavailable.
  2. The person you are calling is not accepting calls right now.
  3. The number you are calling is temporarily out of service.

If you call once a day for two or three days and get the same message each time the evidence shows you have been blocked. Exceptions: They frequently travel overse as natural disasters have damaged network infrastructure (cell towers and transmitters) or major event resulting in an unusually high number of people making calls at the same time though the message in this case is usually All circuits are busy now.

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