Tech & The Web

Take This, Blockers!

Hate those annoying blocked calls?

Whether they come from telemarketers, businesses, or even occasional friends trying to pull a prank, it’s just annoying to see “Blocked Call” on your phone’s readout.

There may be a way to outsmart the blockers at their own game!  A free service called TrapCall allows you to send a blocked call to their service, which will then forward the call back to you, with the information unblocked.

Did I mention that it’s free?

And it gets even better!  You can not only stop the harassing calls, but you can block certain callers and reroute them to a “this number has been disconnected” message.

How fast will you head over to check this one out?

HT: Lifehacker


  1. When you say, “blocked call,” do you mean incoming calls for which the call diplay number has been blocked? Callers who don’t want you to know where the call is coming from? I have a different method of dealing with those. I don’t answer the phone.

    1. Those are the kinds of calls I mean. For some of us, though, we have friends I’d family who, for their own reasons, have their numbers blocked automatically. For those of us who’d still like to weed out the telemarketers, this could be a good idea.

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