How Can I Block a Phone Number From My Mediacom Home Phone?
By Palmer Owyoung
Junk mail, spam e-mails and telemarketers--these are unfortunate nuisances in the information age. Nobody likes to be interrupted in the middle of their evening dinner by a phone call only to find that it's someone trying to get you to upgrade your long distance plan. If you have a Mediacom phone plan it's easy to block these calls.
Install Caller ID
This feature is free with a Mediacom phone calling plan, but you will still need to purchase the equipment to display the caller ID or you will need a phone that has this feature built in.
Block Unidentified Numbers
Press 77 to block unidentified numbers. Activation of this feature will be confirmed by two beeps. To deactivate, press 87.
Block Known Numbers
If your caller ID identifies someone that you don't want to speak to, you can block the number by pressing *67.
Block Numbers Permanently
If you wish to permanently block numbers, you will need additional equipment such as a Caller ID Manager. This device plugs into your phone and will block between 175 to 500 phone numbers that you have designated as undesirable.
Palmer Owyoung holds a Master of Arts in international business from the University of California at San Diego and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a trained molecular biologist. He has been a freelance writer since 2006. In addition to writing, he is a full-time Forex trader and Internet marketer.