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Is it possible to block incoming numbers to my Cox phone?

If you are receiving annoying and/or harrasing calls from a specific phone number, "Selective Call Rejection" may be able to help. "Selective Call Rejection" allows you to program your phone to reject calls from any number you place in the rejection list. When your service is turned on, any caller in this list will hear an announcement that you're not accepting calls at this time. All other calls will ring through as usual.

You can learn how to use this and other features by checking our support article on Using Selective Call Features.

  • It would be nice to able to add area codes to the blocked list such as 800, 866 and also be able to add harassing numbers from telemarketers and put their area code into the blocked list, such as 231, 519, etc;.  Just adding the area code should be sufficient you should not have to add the whole number into the blocked list!  Big Smile

     

     

  • CloudWalker said:

    It would be nice to able to add area codes to the blocked list such as 800, 866 and also be able to add harassing numbers from telemarketers and put their area code into the blocked list, such as 231, 519, etc;.  Just adding the area code should be sufficient you should not have to add the whole number into the blocked list!  Big Smile 

    While it would be great to block everything except for the calls we want automatically, there is a way to block at least cold calls from telemarketers. If you add your number to the Federal Do Not Call Registry (https://www.donotcall.gov/), by law telemarketers are not allowed to contact you. The service is free and for the life of you owning that number. 

  • Been a member of the do not call list, since its conception.  I have 4 numbers listed with them and still get constant calls from telemarketers, Do not Call is useless!!

    Oh, yes it is free, but you have to update your numbers every 5yrs!!

  • I agree with another poster - being able to block just an area code would be a wonderful feature.  I get calls all the time from Jamaica from scammers claiming that I have won a lottery, but what they really want is to get hold of my personal information.  The Do Not Call list does not affect them, since they are in Jamaica, and they have an enormous block of phone numbers, so blocking one number doesn't stop them.  If I could block all incoming calls from area code 876, the Jamaica area code, that would be fantastic.  Please work on adding such a feature for us - thank you!

  • If you are on the Do Not Call list and they are still calling you then pretend you are interested. Write down the date and time of the call, the name of the company and the person you talked to get a call back number if you can. Then go to the Do Not Call web site and there is a place where you can report them. If enough people report them then the Attorney General will investigate and then, if warranted, file a suit against them and give them a hefty fine. Part of the fine evidently goes to the people reporting them. I got a $200 check from one that I reported. I hate telemarketers bothering me!