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Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 7:09 PM

AT&T Home Phone: How to Use Call Block and Screening


Call Block/Call Screening is a feature that allows you to block phone numbers within your local calling area for your traditional home phone service. For AT&T Digital Home Phone call blocking information go here.


Turn Call Block/Call Screening on and off

 Turn On 

  1. Press *60.
  2. Press 3 to turn the feature on if prompted.

Turn Off 

  1. Press *80.
  2. Press 3 to turn feature off if prompted.


Add or remove a phone number

 Add a phone number 

  1. Press #, dial the 10-digit number you want to add, and press # to confirm
  2. Repeat for each number you want to add.

Remove a phone number 

  1. Press *, dial the 10-digit number you wish to remove, and press * to confirm
  2. Repeat for each number you want to remove.



  • All 10-digits of the number, including the area code, are needed when adding a number.
  • You can press 0 at any time to have the instructions repeated.
  • Long-distance numbers or numbers outside the area may not be screened.
  • Some mobile numbers can't be blocked.
  • 800 numbers cannot be blocked.
  • This service is not available in all areas.


Additional Resources

Stop Unwanted Calls



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5 years ago

??? Searching for what same thing?  There's many different issues in this old topic. Best bet would be open your own topic and let us know what service you're using and issue you're having. 



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5 years ago

Hopefully, AT&T is hearing us. Elderly people are being scammed & harassed every day. Medicare fraud is rampant. These companies send my mother items she doesn't need or want & charge exorbitant prices to Medicare. If I could just add the people my mother needs to be able to talk to ...... & keep all other calls from coming in ..... it would add tremendous peace to her life. She will be 93 in April. And, this is too much for her to deal with. HELP!!!!! Thanks for sharing.

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4 years ago

I just purchased the ATT cordless Model#TL96547.  I have set up smart blocking to screen all calls  with #, name; except those in directory, allow list, or star name list. 

Is there anyway to stop the phone from ringing once for those screened calls that do not leave a name?




19.7K Messages

4 years ago

Please start you own topic.  Your question has nothing to do with the posted link. 

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