Why Do I Still Get Voicemails from Blocked Numbers on Android?
Blocking phone numbers with your Android device is a great way to protect yourself from annoying callers, but you may still be surprised to find that you can still receive voicemails from blocked numbers. So, why is this happening?
Unknown Number Bypass
When you block a number on your Android device, the call is directed to voicemail and you don’t receive a notification. The “unknown caller” displays on your phone log, but the call has been diverted. However, there are a few ways someone can get around this block, such as parking their number or setting up a Google Voice number:
- Number Parking: If the blocked number finds out that their calls have been blocked, they can contact their phone carrier and park their number. This enables them to disguise their caller ID and leave you a voicemail without you knowing the call has come from them.
- Google Voice: This is a virtual phone number that allows users to send and receive calls and voicemails. Once the blocked number sets up a Google Voice number, they can use it to contact you.
Even if the blocked caller sets up a Google Voice number to bypass your block, they will not be able to leave you a voicemail if the carrier you use doesn’t support the Google Voice app. Many carriers disable this feature so they can still deliver notifications of voicemails.
To ensure you don’t get voicemails from blocked numbers, you should also disable notifications for blocked calls in your Android settings. This will ensure you’re not notified when a blocked number tries to leave a voicemail.
Finally, if you’re still concerned about blocked numbers leaving voicemails on your Android device, you can update the voicemail system on your device to make sure you can’t be targeted by blocked callers. This will help you protect your privacy and peace and quiet.
What happens if I block a number from leaving me a voicemail on my Android?
If you block a number from leaving you a voicemail on your Android, the caller won’t be able to leave a voicemail message. However, the caller may still be able to call you and hear a generic “This number is not receiving calls at this time” message.
What happens if I block the same number from calling me on my Android?
If you block the same number from calling you on your Android, the caller will no longer be able to call you. In some cases, you may also not be able to call or text the number as well.
Additionally, the caller may be able to send you a text message or leave a voicemail if they have access to a VoIP service such as Google Voice.
“What happens if I unblock the same number I blocked on my Android?”
If you unblock the same number you blocked on your Android, the number will once again be able to contact you.
You may be able to receive and send calls and texts. The blocked number may also be able to leave voicemails depending on the voicemail system you use.
How do I know if someone has blocked me on Android?
If someone has blocked you on Android, you may notice that your messages to that person are not reaching them or that you cannot send them any calls. You may also notice that you have stopped seeing their messages and activity on your contact lists. Additionally, if you have seen the person active in other chat rooms or social media sites but you have stopped receiving notifications from them, it is likely that they have blocked you.