How to Block Numbers Using *60

by Kenyonda Bradley
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You can block specific telephone numbers from calling your landline phone by utilizing a call-blocking feature that utilizes the *60 code. With the blocking code, you can create a list of up to 12 preselected numbers from ringing through to your phone. Recipients whose number is blocked hears a prerecorded message that informs them that you are not taking calls at this time.

Step 1

Dial "*60" after you hang up from the number that you want to block. If you are using a rotary telephone, dial "1160."

Step 2

Listen to the announcement, and follow the prompts to activate the service.

Step 3

Dial "#01#" to add the last number that contacted you to the block list. Press "#" to enter a new number to your call block list, then enter the area code and phone number when prompted to do so. Press "#."

Follow the remaining prompts to exit the system. Dial "*80" to turn off the call blocking feature or "1180" if you are calling from a rotary phone.


  • Call blocking does not block calls from mobile phones, pay phones, VOIP lines and non-call blocking-equipped areas.


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About the Author

Based in Chicago, Kenyonda Bradley has been writing for online publications since 2008. With more than 10 years of experience as a hairstylist, she is also studying to become an elementary school teacher.

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