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Changing Landlines or Blocking Number

I'm looking to block a number or to change my landline - which ever is easiest. Have tried to search through the website before posting to the board but I can't seem to figure out how to do it without making a post and speaking to someone through this. 

Thank you in advance for any help. 

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Re: Changing Landlines or Blocking Number

The only way you can block a number is with a phone, or separate call screening device, which has those features.

Changing your number might bring its own set of problems. Any 'new' number will be recycled from a pool of numbers allocated to VM. If you are lucky, you might get a new number which has had little nuisance activity on it in the past and has remained in the pool for a long time. If you are unlucky, the new number may have its own previous nuisance history or may have been previously used for business activity.

Changing a number may be useful to break contact with a specific person rather than just general nuisance calls. Blocking an individual number, for an individual person, may not work as the unwanted caller may just call from a different line.

I use this device for dealing with general nuisance calls

https://www.truecall.co.uk/category-s/116.htm

which has very effective features for screening and blocking unwanted calls.

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