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Andy Woods

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How to know if you've been blocked

Bad news over the phone

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We all have people blocked on our phones and may wonder if those blocked folks know that we've shunned them. There are some tell-tale signs that you've been blocked.

According to, the first indication that something's up is the most obvious: You call and send text messages, but you get no response.

For most cases, texts you send will appear to go through usually, but the person you're sending them to won't receive them. That silence is your first hint something is wrong. 

As far as calls, here are some ways to know if you've been put on the "no call list".

If the person has blocked you, here’s the big indicator that you've been shut out. You only hear a single ring before being diverted to voicemail. 

But, an unusual ring pattern doesn’t necessarily mean your number is blocked. It may just mean the person is talking to someone else at the same time you’re calling, has the phone off or sent the call directly to voicemail.  

Try again later. If the one-ring and straight-to-voicemail pattern persists, it likely may be a case of a blocked number. 

If you are wanting to be less accessible, HERE are 5 ways to block or hide your number:,

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