CrowdSupport®
Highlighted
SinNombre
Level 3: Gumshoe

Why can't I block incoming international calls on my home phone?

Answered

I simply want to block all incoming international calls to stop scammers ringing constantly. There is no point blocking individual numbers because they just change the numbers they call from. I want to block all. But every option I've seen, from the Call Guardian handset to call forwarding to making my number private all cost money. Is Telstra happy profiting from the recent boom in scam calls? If not, why not offer a simple FREE option to block international calls via the my account website like they apparently used to.

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity
Accepted Solution

Re: Why can't I block incoming international calls on my home phone?

Just give 132200 a call and a consultant can organise it for you. It generally won't block a lot of the scam calls as they technically originate within Australia via a VOIP gateway.
Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.

View solution in original post

Was this helpful?

  • Yes it was, thank you
  • No, I still need help
1 REPLY 1
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity
Accepted Solution

Re: Why can't I block incoming international calls on my home phone?

Just give 132200 a call and a consultant can organise it for you. It generally won't block a lot of the scam calls as they technically originate within Australia via a VOIP gateway.
Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.

View solution in original post

No unexpected surprises

With direct debit, we’ll let you know before we take out your bill and give you a simple way to check it.

Spend less time worrying about bills, and more doing what you love.

Setup direct debit
Find out more about the Telstra 24x7 App and direct debit ×

Avoid queueing up and never worry about late fees againSet up direct debit
Manage your services and take advantage of offers while you’re out and about with the Telstra 24x7® App Find out more

Need a hand or want to share your expertise?
Register for CrowdSupport and get involved

Register now