Call barring is a service that helps you avoid unwanted incoming or outgoing calls to and from your smartphone by blocking them. The call barring feature is available at no additional cost on most smartphones that enables blocking of voice or video calls.
Incoming Call Barring:
Incoming call barring lets you block all incoming calls or specific numbers by adding numbers to the blocked list.
Outgoing Call Barring:
With the outgoing call barring feature, you can avoid unintentional outgoing calls. You can use outgoing call barring to block premium-rate numbers and save up on added charges.
International Call Barring:
When away on an International trip, you can use this feature to prevent yourself from making erroneous International calls that may add to your expenses.
International Calls Barring Except Home:
This feature helps you bar all International calls except calls to and from your home country.
Steps to Activate Call Barring:
You can activate call barring for all calls or choose from options like all outgoing calls, all incoming calls, all incoming calls when on International roaming, or International calls except home.
Go to settings on the phone dialler in your smartphone
Navigate to supplementary services option
Click on Call Barring and select voice calls
Based on your preference, turn on the toggle button for incoming, outgoing, or international calls
Key in your call barring code; the default code is 0000
Call barring feature is activated for the selected preferences
To deactivate call barring, turn off the respective toggle button