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Outgoing calls barred: What you should know

Last Updated on October 16, 2021 by Kennedy

Trying to making a call on your mobile phone and suddenly you saw outgoing calls barred, definitely you will be confused trying to understand what the problem is all about.

This is very common on android phone as it is quite rare to see such case on iphone unless the problem is from the network provider.

In this article I will explain all you need to know on outgoing calls barred on your android phone and how you can resolve the problem cause most times it is caused by the phone and not your network provider.

Though in some cases a network provider can barred a subscriber from making an outgoing call from it’s mobile phone using the sm card or sim number.

First, you should try to understand what outgoing calls mean on a mobile phone.

You dont have to worry cause I have already made a post on what outgoing calls mean on mobile phone and you need to check it out.

After you must have read and understood the meaning of outgoing call, now let’s proceed to the topic of the post outgoing calls barred.

What is outgoing calls barred?

Outgoing calls barred simply means that you have been restricted or banned from making calls using your mobile phone, be it android phone or the iPhone. Once you see outgoing calls barred while trying to make a call, it means you have been restricted to make a call.

Remember, this doesn’t mean the recipient or the person you’re trying to call blocked your number, but rather you may have deactivated outgoing call feature on your mobile phone or you network provider banned you from making calls.

Now the question is how do you resolve the issue of outgoing calls barred on your mobile phone especially on android phone.

Ask no further as I have the best working solution for you.


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Now let’s proceed to the solution of outgoing calls barred on android phone.

How to fix outgoing calls barred

The first and foremost I will talk about is outgoing calls barred android as it is very much common on android phone than on any other device.

On Android

To fix outgoing calls barred on android, get started by opening the phone app on your android phone.

Next is to tap on the hamburger menu(the three dots icon located at the top right corner of your screen) and you will see settings.

outgoing calls barred

Tap on settings and you will see supplementary service. Please I’m making this tutorial using a samsung phone and it is quite similar to other Android phones.

Tap on the supplementary services just like on the picture below;

outgoing calls barred android

After you must have tapped on call barring, you will see multiple options which includes all outgoing calls.

Now if you’re having this problem of outgoing calls barred on your android phone while trying to make a call, you will see that the all outgoing calls will be enabled on your android phone.

If all outgoing calls are enabled, then you have to disable it just like on the picture below.

my outgoing calls are barred

After you have disabled call barring on all outgoing calls, exist the phone app and restart your android phone.

Open the phone call and make your call. By this moment you will see that you can make outgoing calls from your mobile phone without any restriction or seeing outgoing calls barred on your android phone.

However, if you saw that there’s no call barring on your outgoing call, then be rest assured that the problem of outgoing calls barred is caused by your network provider.


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Network provider

In this situation whereby your network provider barred you from making an outgoing call, you simply have to contact your network provider by using another phone number or any other means and inquire why you’re barred from making an outgoing call on your mobile phone.

In most cases this is usually caused if you have not paid your phone bill or your network provider blocked you because of some reason or as directed.

In this situation you don’t have any other option but to contact your network provider and resolve the issue of outgoing calls barred on your android phone or the iPhone.

Bar all outgoing calls on your phone

There are certain situations that might make you feel like to bar all outgoing calls on your mobile phone though I don’t recommend such unless you have a valid reason to do so.

Kindly note that to bar all outgoing calls will prevent you from making calls from your mobile phone, so you should be very much sure of what you’re doing.

To bar all outgoing calls on your android phone;

  • Get started by opening the phone app.
  • Tap on the hamburger menu on top of your screen and you will see settings.
  • Tap on settings followed by tapping on supplementary services.
  • You will see call barring among the options given to you.
  • Tap on call barring and options will be displayed to you.
  • This includes all outgoing calls.
  • To bar all outgoing calls on your android phone, go ahead and enable call barring on all outgoing calls.
  • You will be required a password to complete the setup.
  • That’s it. You have successfully bar all outgoing calls on your mobile phone.

Remember, you can’t make calls after you have enabled call barring on all outgoing calls on your android phone. So you have to be sure before going ahead to bar all outgoing calls on your mobile phone because you will start to experience the problem of outgoing calls barred while trying to make a call.

Outgoing calls barred on iphone

It quite rare to see the problem of outgoing calls barred on iphone because you can’t bar outgoing calls on iphone unless your network provider restricted you from making outgoing calls, or you don’t probably pay your phone bill.

In this case you can’t make outgoing calls on your iPhone.

Even with the latest ios 15, there’s n way to bar all outgoing calls on iphone, and maybe in the future they will add the feature just like on android phone.


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Conclusion

This is how to fix outgoing calls barred by simply disabling call barring on all outgoing calls on your phone or if the problem is caused by your network provider, you should contact them and inquire why you’re having such problem.

That’s all I have on outgoing calls barred and how to bar all outgoing calls on your android phone. I’m open to all your comments based on the topic of the post.