How to block cell phone from tracking

 

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Automated telemarketing calls, or robocalls, to cell phones, have become one of the biggest consumer complaints to the FTC this new year, but there are now more ways than ever to fight back.

The shady marketers making those credit card and "free vacation" calls are no longer targeting just land lines, but private cell phones, since so many people have dumped their land line.

In addition, the rise of VOIP (internet based) phone calls mean they can make millions of calls a day at no charge, where 10 years ago they would have to pay for each outgoing call.

How to block cell phone from tracking

There might be many reasons why you want to block your cell phone number from showing up on other people's caller IDs. Whatever the reason is, it's very simple to ...

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Automated telemarketing calls, or robocalls, to cell phones, have become one of the biggest consumer complaints to the FTC this new year, but there are now more ways than ever to fight back.

The shady marketers making those credit card and "free vacation" calls are no longer targeting just land lines, but private cell phones, since so many people have dumped their land line.

In addition, the rise of VOIP (internet based) phone calls mean they can make millions of calls a day at no charge, where 10 years ago they would have to pay for each outgoing call.

With many LG phones, such as the popular LG Shine, you are given the calling option of blocking certain numbers from contacting your phone. With a few changes of your phone's settings, you can avoid annoying telemarketers, angry ex-boyfriends or friends and family who call too often.

Enter the ten-digit number of the person that you wish to block and confirm your selection. That number will now be blocked from you phone.

Dear Lifehacker,
I'm getting stupid texts from people I don't even know and I can't get them to stop. It's costing me money! What can I do to block them from texting me?

The easiest way to block text messages is to block them entirely, which you can do by calling your cellphone provider's customer support number. It'll actually save you a lot of money and probably improve your use of the English language. Here are some popular US cellphone provider contact numbers should you want to take this more extreme approach:

But let's say you actually like texting with other people and would prefer to just ditch these weirdos who keep sending you bizarre messages. In that case, there are some other things you can try. Let's break this up between smartphone options and any phone options.