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What happens when you call a blocked number? Answered

Last Updated on June 3, 2022 by Kennedy

What happens when you call a blocked number?

Will the call go through or probably not, and will the blocked number or blocked person see that you called its blocked number.

These are questions being asked after blocking someone on a mobile phone.

However, it is quite uncalled to call a blocked number because blocking someone simply means you don’t want to have any interaction or conversation with the person through mobile.

Now let’s proceed to the question of the day. 

What happens when you call a blocked number

What happens when you call a blocked number?

When you call a blocked number the call will go through to the blocked number cellphone but only if the person didn’t block you as well.

If you happen to block someone on your cellphone kindly note that you can still call the person even though you blocked the person on your mobile phone. But the truth is that the person might also go ahead to block your number.

As long as you blocked someone on your mobile phone and the person didn’t reciprocate if you dial the person’s number the call will go through.


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Speaking about what happens when you call a blocked number, and which the call will go through, does it apply to both android phones and iPhones?

Let’s see to that.

What happens when you call a blocked number on android?

If you call a blocked number on an android phone, the call will go through to the recipient phone as long as the person didn’t block you as well.

I’m saying this based on my test result using a Samsung Galaxy phone and a google pixel phone. As long as the person didn’t go ahead to block your number on his cellphone, you can easily contact the person through calls and SMS text messages.

Where the problem lies if the person won’t go ahead to block your number too. 

Seriously my type of person will do the same cause blocking me means you don’t want any interaction between the two of us on mobile. So why call my number?

What happens when you call a blocked number on your iPhone?

When you call someone you blocked on your iPhone, the call will get through to the blocked person’s phone as long as the person didn’t block your number.

As you can see, the same applies to both android phones and iPhones.

So you can block someone on your iPhone or Android phone and still be able to call the person as long as the person didn’t block your number as well.

In terms of calling someone, you blocked there’s no problem with that but when it comes to an sms text message you won’t get a delivery report if you happen to send a text message to block a person on android.

For SMS text messages

When you block someone on android it applies to both SMS text messages and cellular calls which is quite different on iPhone

ON ANDROID, if you happen to block a number on your android phone you have automatically blocked the person from sending SMS text messages and calling your phone number. 

However, you can still send SMS text messages to the person and as well as being able to call the person’s number too.

As it is quite easy to know or find out if a recipient has received a sent text message on android thanks to the delivery report, you will get to know if you will receive a delivery report after sending an SMS text message to a blocked phone number.

Using a Samsung phone for this test, I also found out that even after blocking someone on my Samsung galaxy phone, I was still able to send a text message to the blocked phone number and which was delivered to the person’s phone.

That is to say, my SMS text message was successfully sent and delivered to the blocked number.

Very weird and annoying. 

Being able to call and send text messages to a blocked phone number. 

I also did the test using a Google Pixel phone and the same thing happened. I was able to send a text message to the blocked phone number and it was successfully sent and delivered to the blocked phone number’s phone.

This simply means if you block someone on an android phone, you can call and send SMS text messages to the blocked phone number. 

This answers the question of the day, what happens when you call a blocked number on your android phone. 

Now let’s see for the iPhone.

On iPhone

As the green SMS text message on iPhone doesn’t show delivered, it is quite difficult to know if a blocked phone number received your text message or not. 

Also to block someone on iPhone, you will have to block the person both on the messaging app, and as well as the phone app.

If you block someone on your message app the person will still be able to call your number and the same applies when blocking someone on the phone app, the person will still be able to send you a text message.

When you block someone on your iPhone, you can still send the blocked number a text message and which will be delivered to the person’s phone. But as the green text message on iPhone doesn’t show a delivery report you think that the recipient didn’t receive the sent text message.

I’m telling you that the person will receive the message from the test I did. If a green text message wasn’t successfully sent and delivered o iPhone, it will show not delivered with a red exclamation mark. 

This also shows that you can text and call a blocked number on your iPhone.

What happens when you call a blocked WhatsApp number?

Calling a blocked Whatsapp number will not go through as you can’t call a blocked number on WhatsApp.

As you can see this is very much different when it comes to cellular calls and instant messaging apps like WhatsApp.

Once you block someone on WhatsApp, you won’t be able to call the blocked number or send a text message to the person until you unblock the person on your WhatsApp. Immediately you unblock the person then you can be able to call the person or send text messages.

What happens when you call a blocked number on FaceTime?

When you call a blocked number on FaceTime, the call won’t go through until you unblock the number or the Apple ID.

As you can call someone you blocked on the iphone cellular network, the case is different on FaceTime as the call won’t go through until you unblock the person.

When you call someone you blocked on FaceTime, at the caller’s end it will look as if the recipient’s phone is ringing but in reality, it’s not as it will keep on ringing until you get tired and decide to end the call. Once you unblock the person on your facetime app then you will be able to call the person.

On iMessage

On iMessage, you can send a text message to someone you blocked but won’t receive a delivery report about the message.

By default when you send someone a text message on iMessage, you will receive a delivery report about the sent message which indicates whether the recipient has received the message or not.

If you send a text message to a blocked number on iMessage it won’t show delivered but I’m telling you that the person will receive the text message unless the person went ahead to block you as well on its message app.

To receive a delivery report after sending messages, don’t bother to send iMessages to a blocked contact on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or the Apple Watch.

Does it mean I’m blocked if it goes straight to voicemail?

It doesn’t necessarily mean you are blocked if your call goes straight to voicemail cause if someone’s phone is switched off incoming calls will go to voicemail. 

But many a time when a call goes to voicemail on multiple occasions it is a strong indication that the recipient has blocked your number.

If you happen to call someone who blocked you on its phone app, your calls will be redirected straight to voicemail if the recipient has an active voicemail on his mobile phone. If the recipient has no active voicemail then the will show user busy or line busy and end immediately.

What happens if you accidentally call a blocked number?

If you accidentally call a blocked number bear in mind the call will go through the person’s phone but only if the person didn’t block you as well.

Once again you can call a blocked number on both android phones and iPhones as long as you are calling using the cellular network service which requires a sim card. If you are calling using any of the instant messaging apps and services like Facetime, WhatsApp, Skype, Facebook messenger, telegram, etc the call won’t go through.

What message do you get if you call a blocked number?

You won’t get any message if you call a blocked number as the blocked number will receive the call on its mobile phone. 

Once again this is only applicable to cellular calls. 

For facetime calls, you won’t hear anything other than a beeping sound until you decide to end the call. You can’t call someone you blocked on WhatsApp, Skype, and telegram, and the same goes for Facebook messenger.

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What happens when you receive a call from a blocked number?

It is not possible to receive a call from a blocked number unless the person hides his number to call your cell phone.

Also note that if you blocked someone on your message app on your iPhone and didn’t block the person on the phone app, the person will still be able to call but won’t be able to send a text message. 

So all you have to do is to block the person on the phone app, message app, and as well as facetime app if you care so much.

What happens when you call a blocked number Verizon & AT&T

When you call a blocked number Verizon & AT&T network, you can call the person and also send a text message.

But please know that blocking someone on a mobile phone doesn’t involve the cellular network service but rather it is the phone and this is why someone can hide their caller id to call someone that blocks him or her.

If you call a blocked number does it ring?

The simple answer is yes. if you call a blocked number it will ring and the blocked number will receive the call on its cell phone.

However, this is possible only if the blocked number didn’t block you as well.

Can a blocked number be called?

The answer is yes. A blocked number can be called as long as the person didn’t block your number too. You can call and send a text message to a blocked number on your mobile phone. 

If you call a blocked number do they know?

If you call a blocked number the person will know because the call will go through to the person’s phone.

If you try to call a blocked number kindly note that the call will go through and this is applied to both android phones and iPhones.

What happens when you call a blocked number on Samsung?

When you call a blocked number on a Samsung phone, the call will go through to the blocked numbers phone.

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Lastly, before I go, what happens when you call a blocked number? When you call a blocked number the call will go through to the blocked number cellphone but only if the person didn’t block you as well.