Dear Impact Lab,
I’m receiving tons of unwanted calls per day. My carrier suggests that I change my number, but I don’t want to do that. Is there anything else I can do?
You actually have quite a few options depending on the type of phone you’re using, but let’s take a look at what you can do on any phone first…
Any Phone Options
The easiest way is via Google Voice. If you don’t have asd Google Voice account or an invite, you can request one. Blocking calls with Google Voice is pretty simple, plus you have the option of sending them directly to voicemail, treating all their calls as spam, or blocking them entirely. Here’s how blocking works:
- Log in to your Google Voice account.
- Find the call you want to block (or the voicemail that resulted from it).
- Select the checkbox next to the call or voicemail.
- Click the “more” link underneath the call.
- Select “Block Caller.”
If you can get your hands on a Google Voice invite, this is really the best option for blocking calls—assuming you’re okay with transferring your cell phone number to Google Voice. If not, there are still other things to try!