You may have received a message which indicates that the number you are calling is restricted during calling someone. You may curious about what it means and what should you do. Many questions about this may come to your head. To free you from this anxiety, we are discussing what Verizon calling restriction means and what to do if you face this message.
What Do Calling Restrictions Mean?
In general, call restriction puts limits on who can place a call or receive calls from specific numbers. There are two types of calling restrictions which are:
- Incoming Calling Restrictions
- Outgoing Calling Restrictions
Incoming Calling Restrictions
If someone calls you and you see the word ‘restricted’ instead of the caller ID on the display of your Verizon phone, it means the caller is hiding his identity and want to remain anonymous.
People often use anonymous calls so that the receiver may not able to block their number. In most cases, bill collectors mask their phone numbers to avoid call rejections by the debtors.
You can put it accepting into a voicemail if you don’t feel safe receiving anonymous calls. This way, the caller will leave a voice message and you will be able to identify the person behind it.
Outgoing Calling Restrictions
Outgoing calling restriction is the most common type of Verizon calling restriction. The number you are calling is restricted means that certain people or a group of people are restricted to call the number.
There can be many reasons why someone puts incoming calling restrictions on their phone. Some of the most possible reasons are given below:
- The number you are calling is a business number and they don’t want to receive calls who are not their customer.
- The number is used for telemarketing only and doesn’t want any unsolicited calls on it.
- The number is used by a government agency and they allow specified numbers only.
What to do after encountering a number with a Calling Restriction
There are many things you can do when you see a number with restricted calling. As you are unable to identify the specific reason behind this calling restriction, you can follow these options to reach the person you are calling:
- Dial the number from a different area code.
- You can call the person at different times in the day or on different days of the week.
- You can reach them via their website or social media and ask them to put your number on their list of approved callers.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are There Any Ways to Bypass the Calling Restrictions?
Typically, you cannot bypass the calling restriction unless you are a Verizon user. Verizon user can bypass their calling restrictions simply by adding *82 before the receiver’s number.
Is Calling Restriction Means That Person Has Blocked My Number?
When you call someone and you receive the message – “The number you have dialed is restricted” or “This number cannot accept calls from your area code”. It means they didn’t actually put you on the blacklist instead they turned on the whitelist on their phone so that only some specific number or the number that contains a specific area code can contact them. So, if you call these types of numbers it will automatically block your number from reaching them.
It means the person you are calling has not blocked your number specifically but you are not on their list of allowed numbers.
How Can I Turn Off Call Restriction On My Phone?
Follow the steps to turn off call restriction on your phone:
- Go to Settings> Call Settings> Call Barring > Additional Settings.
- Slide the call restriction button from enabled to disabled.
- It will turn off the call restriction on your phone.
Hopefully, you have understood why are you getting messages that say your call is restricted during outgoing calls and how to fix it. There is nothing to worry about as this is not any problem that is related to your phone or carrier service. You can follow to instructions that are given in this article to get rid of this message. Stay tuned to get more helpful articles containing tricks and techniques about various topics in the future. Thank you for reading!