How to Call Blocked Number (Ways to Dodge a Block)

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We are going to show you how to call blocked number so that you will be able to make calls without any form of stress.

How Blocked Callers Are Rejected

If you try to contact someone and the call won’t go through, chances are they’ve blocked your number.

It is so annoying to call someone and the next thing you realize is that the person has restricted you from calling his or her line.

Might be the person does not want to hear from you, might be you had offended the person even without you knowing you have.

Phone blocking is easy to do these days and prevents all calls and texts from coming through. But what if you need to contact someone who blocked you?

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This article will cover how blocked calls work, the limited options for dodging blocks, legitimate reasons for calling a blocked number, and respecting others’ privacy.

How Blocked Callers Are Rejected

When someone adds your number to their blocked contacts, all calls from your phone to theirs will go directly to voicemail or a disconnect message.

The blocker will not get any missed call notifications or rings. Texts will not go through either. On your end, the call will typically disconnect after 2-3 rings instead of continuing to ring on the other end.

The block is done without your knowledge, so you won’t be alerted that you’re blocked.

How to Call Blocked Number (Ways to Dodge a Block)

How to Call Blocked Number (Ways to Dodge a Block)

While there is no reliable way to guarantee a call will go through to a blocked number, there are some tricky alternatives:

1. Borrow a friend’s phone:

If your number is blocked but your friend isn’t, you can call from their phone and identify yourself immediately when the blocker picks up.

2. Use *67:

Dialing *67 before a number may temporarily unblock your call. However, it shows up as a “Private Caller” and many people don’t answer unknown callers.

3. Try a Google Voice number:

Creating a new Google Voice number could let you get through with one call, but the blocker can just block your new number once they see it.

4. New phone number:

Getting an entirely new phone number through a different carrier is costly just to call one person, and again, they can just block your new number.

5. Hidden caller ID option:

You can also call someone who has blocked your number using your Android phone. By going to the advanced settings of your sim, click on disable caller ID on outgoing calls. Once you have done this, you can call the blocked number.

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So dodging a block is very difficult, and there are no reliable ways to force contact with someone who has blocked you. But there are legitimate reasons you may need to reach them.

When is it acceptable to attempt to contact a blocker?

When is it acceptable to attempt to contact a blocker?

Trying to contact someone who purposefully blocked you should only be done for urgent and practical reasons. Various reasons why you call a blocked number include:

  • Shared child custody: Discuss issues about your children’s schedule, health, or care.
  • When you want to settle joint accounts: Negotiating shared financial accounts, properties, assets, or debts.
  • Business necessity: If you share professional ties and need to discuss work.
  • Apologizing for harassment: Make a sincere apology if you exhibited harassing behavior that warranted the block.
  • Safety concerns: warning someone about an urgent safety issue like a health hazard in their home.

Unless the reason involves ensuring health and safety, following the law, caring for your children, or financial necessity, it may be best to respect their privacy.

What are the Reasons Why People Block Numbers?

Understanding why someone blocked you can help you gain perspective. Common reasons for blocking a number include:

  • Harassment and inappropriate contact: This includes frequent unwelcome calls/texts from you.
  • Toxic relationships: It is possible that your ex-partner may block your contact to prevent manipulation or harassment from you.
  • Safety concerns: A block may be used to prevent stalking behaviors.
  • Boundary setting: Creating distance from an acquaintance or family member that goes beyond set boundaries.
  • Scam prevention: Blocking unknown numbers to prevent spam and nuisance calls.
  • Anxiety reduction: Some people block the numbers of those who trigger anxiety.

If you were blocked for exhibiting any of these concerning behaviors, it is best to reflect on your actions rather than looking for ways around the block.

Conclusion

In most cases, if someone goes through the effort to block you, it is best to respect their privacy and their decision to limit contact, even if you disagree with their reasons.

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Continuing to pursue contact once you know your number is blocked could constitute harassment.

It may be healthier for both parties to accept the boundaries in place and move forward separately.


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