How to stop repeated auto dialer phone calls that beep when answered

Updated February 21, 2017

Auto dialers don't know when to give up. These machines can call over and over, driving the person who receives the calls crazy. Some phone carriers offer a way to block the number from calling, even if you don't know what it is. Check with your phone carrier to see if it offers Selective Call Rejection. Most landline carriers offer it. Check the carrier's website or call the carrier's customer support line. You can find the number on the carrier's website or on your bill.

Wait for the auto dialer to call you, if you don't know the number it is calling from. If you already know the number, you don't have to wait for it to call you.

Pick up your phone receiver and listen for a dial tone. If you are on a cordless phone, there won't be a dial tone. Just proceed to the next step.

Dial "*60" on your phone's keypad. If you are on a cordless phone, press the "SEND" or "FLASH" button to initiate the call. Corded phones will dial automatically.

Press the option to enable Selective Call Rejection. Usually it's the "3" button.

Select the option to add the last caller to the list if you don't know the number. Select the option to add a number if you do know the number. Follow the prompts to add the number to the list of blocked callers.


Verizon Wireless can block the auto dialer from calling you, as long as you know what number it is calling from. If the number shows up on your caller ID, you can block it using Spam Controls. You can enable Spam Controls through your My Verizon account. Click "My Services" and select "Verizon Safeguards." Click "Spam Controls" and type the number into one of the boxes. You can block up to five numbers, and the block lasts for 90 days.

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