How To Block A Number On iPhone 5 (ATT, Sprint, Verizon)

By Dmitry Sheynin , Apr 08, 2013 06:01 PM EDT
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How to Block a Number on iPhone 5 for free

If you've ever wondered how to block a number on an iPhone 5 and called AT&T only to find that they expect you to pay a monthly fee for the service — we share your frustration.

How to block a number on an iPhone 5 is a question with several answers. The simplest way is to call AT&T (or Sprint or Verizon) and request the carrier blocks the number from that end, which will run you about $5 each month.

Block a Number on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint iPhone 5

The best way to block a number on iPhone 5 is with the help of a jailbreak app called iBlacklist for iPhone. Since Apple does not permit any apps that modify its own phone, the only way to block a number on iPhone 5 without paying your carrier is through the jailbreak Cydia store.

iBlacklist is the cheapest answer to the question of how to block a number on iPhone 5, but the jailbreak app is also not free. The app's developers charge a one-time $12 fee to activate the app once the trial period is over. We're not going to show you how, but it's pretty easy to get around having to pay even the one-time fee — just do a little Googling and you're bound to figure it out quickly.

We'd encourage you to pay the $12 fee, though — this reporter did — as the iBlacklist app is not only a cheap and well-designed solution for how to block a number on iPhone 5 — it's also somebody's hard work.

You can find the app and all the information you need to block a number on iPhone 5 here.

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