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    • BBH123
    • By BBH123 11th Sep 17, 4:03 PM
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    How do I completely block a number on iphone 5
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    • 11th Sep 17, 4:03 PM
    How do I completely block a number on iphone 5 11th Sep 17 at 4:03 PM
    I blocked a number on Saturday and it has just left a v/m message.

    How can I completely block every means of contact please, texts, calls, messages, voicemails etc
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    • Undervalued
    • By Undervalued 11th Sep 17, 4:34 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 4:34 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 4:34 PM
    I blocked a number on Saturday and it has just left a v/m message.

    How can I completely block every means of contact please, texts, calls, messages, voicemails etc
    Originally posted by BBH123
    Voicemail is provided by your network, not your phone, so you would need to contact your network provider.

    Just blocking on your phone may stop a call going to voicemail when you phone is on (and has signal) but it can't prevent it if the phone is off or in a signal blackspot.
    • BBH123
    • By BBH123 11th Sep 17, 6:09 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 6:09 PM
    Thankyou , I have rung EE and they can't help , I can't even delete the v/m facility
    • J B
    • By J B 11th Sep 17, 6:14 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 6:14 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 6:14 PM
    Thankyou , I have rung EE and they can't help , I can't even delete the v/m facility
    Originally posted by BBH123
    When I was with Orange, there was an option to switch off the voicemail facility. It involved a phone call, but it was all do-able.
    • SouthUKMan
    • By SouthUKMan 11th Sep 17, 8:48 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 8:48 PM
    When I was with Orange, there was an option to switch off the voicemail facility. It involved a phone call, but it was all do-able.
    Originally posted by J B
    Likewise with 3 mobile. One call to their service centre resulted in the voicemail facility being turned off. I'd be surprised if a major network like EE didn't offer this.

    Thinking about it... Orange became EE!
    • J B
    • By J B 11th Sep 17, 10:15 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 10:15 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 10:15 PM
    Likewise with 3 mobile. One call to their service centre resulted in the voicemail facility being turned off. I'd be surprised if a major network like EE didn't offer this.
    Originally posted by SouthUKMan
    Yes, I'm with Three now as well - I phoned to switch off the voicemail and then I can chose to switch it back on again as I like using GSM codes IIRC.
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 12th Sep 17, 11:58 AM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 11:58 AM
    I can't even delete the v/m facility
    Originally posted by BBH123

    Yes you can.


    Send a text saying


    voicemail divert off


    to the number 150


    Alternatively, call 150 and tell them to turn it off
    Last edited by AndyPix; 12-09-2017 at 12:01 PM.
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    • Undervalued
    • By Undervalued 12th Sep 17, 2:23 PM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 2:23 PM
    Yes you can.


    Send a text saying


    voicemail divert off


    to the number 150


    Alternatively, call 150 and tell them to turn it off
    Originally posted by AndyPix
    Interesting. For EE?

    Can one toggle it on and off as often as you wish by that text message option?

    Presumably "voicemail divert on" to get it going again?
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 12th Sep 17, 3:41 PM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 3:41 PM
    https://community.ee.co.uk/t5/Android/Turn-off-voicemail/td-p/118433
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    • Dreamnine
    • By Dreamnine 12th Sep 17, 3:57 PM
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    Some phones (like my Sony) come with their own voice mail built into the device and can be switched on or off regardless of network.
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    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 12th Sep 17, 4:21 PM
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    ^^ Pretty sure they dont
    The setting you are changing on your phone just decides wether it diverts to the carrier voicemail or not.


    "Divert on no answer", "divert when busy" etc
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    • Dreamnine
    • By Dreamnine 12th Sep 17, 5:49 PM
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    No, I'm 100% certain they do. My Sony has a personal Xperia answering machine. It can be used to take place of the carrier voicemail.

    http://ccm.net/faq/43015-sony-xperia-z-how-to-enable-the-answering-machine
    Last edited by Dreamnine; 12-09-2017 at 5:55 PM.
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    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 13th Sep 17, 9:27 AM
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    ^^ Sweet !!
    Love learning new stuff - thanks
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    • Undervalued
    • By Undervalued 13th Sep 17, 10:21 AM
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    No, I'm 100% certain they do. My Sony has a personal Xperia answering machine. It can be used to take place of the carrier voicemail.

    http://ccm.net/faq/43015-sony-xperia-z-how-to-enable-the-answering-machine
    Originally posted by Dreamnine
    It may well do. However that can only work if the phone has a signal. If you are in a black spot callers won't be able to leave a message.
  • Samantha_EE
    Hi BBH123,


    you can turn voicemail on and off by texting to VM ON and VM OFF to 150 when needed. You can find more help with voicemail on this link:


    http://ee.co.uk/help/getting-started/voicemail


    You can also find information on blocking unwanted calls on this link:


    http://ee.co.uk/help/safety-and-security/security/blocking-unwanted-calls

    Thanks Sam
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