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Today, cell phones have become an essential part of our lives in terms of communication. However, with this communication luxury, comes an annoyance. Marketers, scammers as well as time wasters have been exploiting this medium of communication to achieve their respective objectives. Every cell phone user receives annoying calls and SMS from known and unknown sources.
Some accept this annoyance, while some choose not to. If you fall under the latter category, then this article is for you. In this article, we have answered the most commonly asked question on the internet, HOW TO BLOCK UNWANTED CALLS AND SMS? We have summed up different ways through which you can block unwanted calls and SMS in just few minutes.
Generally, cell phone users are unaware about this feature, but unwanted calls can be blocked manually through your cell phone. In order to block someone, you need to save that particular number in your smartphone, then navigate to the option while keeping the Contact ID open and tap on the “block incoming calls” option or you can simply add that annoying number to the screened list.x`
Using the built-in feature of your smartphone, you can only block unwanted calls and not SMS. To block unwanted SMS, you have to put in some extra efforts. Following are the few options which can help you in blocking numbers and texts
Considering the seriousness of the issue, all telecom companies across the country facilitate their users to get rid of unwanted calls and SMS. Following are the details about how to block numbers or SMS through mobile operators.
Jazz offers Call & SMS Block service to block both unwanted calls and SMS. Users can block any landline or mobile number easily by subscribing to Jazz’s Call & SMS Block service. In order to subscribe to this service via USSD, users are required to dial *420# and choose the respective options.
It is worth mentioning that this service is not free and prepaid customers will be charged PKR 0.5 + tax per day while postpaid customers will be charged PKR 14.99 + tax per month.
Telenor also allows its subscriber to block unwanted calls or SMS. To avail Telenor’s service, users are required to send an SMS to 420 with ‘sub’ in the text. Moreover, you can simply text the number you wish to block to 420.
Both postpaid and prepaid subscribers will be charged PKR 20 + tax per month for the service.
Ufone also offers freedom to its customers to control their communications with its Ublock service. Ufone subscribers are required to type ‘sub’ in the text and send it 420 in order to subscribe the offer. Users will then be asked to insert the unwanted number(s) and send it 420.
Prepaid customers will be charged PKR 3.75 + tax per week while postpaid customers will be charged PKR 15+ tax per month for this offer.
To block any number on Zong network, customers just have to type block<SPACE><NUMBER> and send it to 420 via SMS. Prepaid and postpaid users will be levied PKR 15 + tax per month as subscription fee.
You can also block unwanted calls and SMS for free, without paying a single penny to your mobile operator. There are many mobile applications on Play Store or App Store that you can download to block unwanted calls and SMS. To help our readers, we have created a list of some of the best call blocker apps for Android and iOS users:
Just download the application on your smartphone and block SMS and calls from any number that annoys you.