How to Block Unwanted Calls

The easiest way to block unwanted calls to your land line phone service is to use a cordless phone equipped with caller ID block. They enable numbers to be added or updated on a call block list in seconds and the blocks are effective immediately. The best cordless phones with this feature are either the latest Panasonic or Uniden cordless phones.

The alternative to using a cordless phone and taking direct control is to contact your local home phone service provider and ask them to block specific numbers. Unfortunately it's bound to be a time consuming and frustrating exercise. Ironically consumers on a cheap VoIP home phone service are likely to get a more satisfactory outcome.

Uniden Cordless Phones

If the ability to block unwanted calls is at the top of your list of requirements we would definitely recommend a Uniden phone. They feature a caller ID block that enables users to add numbers and names to a blocking list. Calls from those numbers are automatically detected and immediately disconnected. Other manufacurers including Panasonic also have caller ID block, but few if any of them have the equivalent of Uniden's anonymous call block.

Block Unwanted Calls

Uniden phones provide the ability to block unknown and or Private numbers. In our experience they are the most common source of annoying phone calls. In fact an anonymous call block is the only way to block telemarketing calls with complete confidence.

Top rated Uniden phones with these features include the DECT2185-3. Our only criticism is that the call block list could be bigger. It only holds twenty numbers plus blocking Private and Anonymous numbers.

Panasonic Cordless Phones

In our view Panasonic's DECT 6.0 Plus phones are the best cordless phones. They have the most impressive range of features from talking caller ID through to handset power backup. Unfortunately while they do support the ability to call block a phone number, there is no private or anonymous call block. For many consumers it's the make or break factor when deciding between a Uniden or Panasonic cordless phone.


Almost everyone has a need to block unwanted phone calls. The easiest and most effective way is to use a cordless phone with the ability to block incoming calls. Uniden phones offer the most comprehensive set of features designed to eliminate annoying phone calls.

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