How to Block Calls from "Private" or "Out of Area" Callers
MSI Caller ID software products have the ability to block
calls from selected telephone numbers. This feature can also be
used to block calls from Private or Out of Area callers.
To block calls from Private callers, do the following:
1. Go to the PhoneBook
2. Select the show all numbers option
3. Select the telephone number shown as P
4. Double click this number, which brings up the DB Details display for this number
5. Select the Options tab
6. In the Incoming call options area, select the Reject Incoming Calls selection
7. Press the Update button
Then all calls from Private callers will be blocked.
To block Calls from "Out of Area" callers, follow the same procedure above, substituting the letter "P" for the letter "O".
CallAudit Voice Users: When using CallAudit Voice, callers marked as blocked will have the Call Blocking Message played to them before the software rejects their call.
Incoming calls come in different categories:
1. Calls where the actual telephone number is provided
2. Calls from Out Of Area callers
3. Calls from Private callers
4. Calls where no Caller ID information is provided
The first case is where the actual telephone number is provided by Caller ID (and perhaps the name as well if your telephone company provides name service as well). This is viewed as the normal case.
The second case is where the caller is out of the calling area supported by your local telephone company. In this case rather than the original true telephone number, only an O is provided as the Caller ID number. This indicates that the call is from an Out of Area caller.
The third case is where the caller has blocked their number. . In this case rather than the original true telephone number, only a P is provided as the Caller ID number. This indicates that the call is from an Private caller.
The last case is where no Caller ID information at all is provided by the telephone company. This occurs for calls where the originating telephone company has no ability to transmit any Caller ID data at all. This is usually due to a telephone company, mostly in rural areas, with out of date equipment.
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