(PRWEB) March 17, 2013
With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, many are planning festivities that will last well into the early hours of the morning. Needless to say, these people will need a good night’s sleep the next day.
But sometimes the world won’t let a person sleep in. Noises like chirping birds, construction workers, and ringing phones are all major obstacles to a good night’s sleep. However, while people can’t silence chirping birds or construction workers, they can keep their phones quiet with call blocking features.
Moreover, VoIP subscribers can customize their call blocking, meaning the subscriber can block all calls, some calls, or even pick and choose which calls to accept. With that in mind, VoIP Review has unveiled the 4 call blocking features that give VoIP subscribers a good night’s sleep.
1. A subscriber can block all calls with Do Not Disturb.
Do Not Disturb is the be-all, end-all of call blocking features. The feature lets a subscriber “shut out the world” if they want. Do Not Disturb redirects every incoming call to the subscriber’s voicemail without the phone ever ringing. At the very least, the subscriber won’t worry about a ringing phone waking them.
2. Block unknown numbers with anonymous call rejection.
Anonymous call rejection is a feature for the subscriber who hates getting unwanted calls. Oftentimes, subscribers will race to their phone only to discover a blocked number is calling.
This feature automatically rejects any call from a blocked number, but not before playing a brief message explaining why the call was rejected. Callers that want to reach the residential VoIP subscriber can turn caller ID blocking off and try again.
3. Use call filtering to accept specific calls.
Call filtering is a feature that redirects incoming calls to several destinations. Depending on what parameters the subscriber creates, the filter will send certain calls to voicemail, other calls to a new number (like the subscriber’s business VoIP phone), or the filter will accept the call.
Using a call filter, a subscriber picks who can reach them, and who gets the cold shoulder. Although the subscriber might want to sleep, they can use a call filter to accept calls from friends and family.
4. A whitelist and blacklist lets subscribers customize their call blocking.
A white list and a black list are customizable versions of call blocking that are only available with VoIP. With a white list, a subscriber selects the numbers they will accept calls from, and the feature blocks the rest. The black list is the opposite of the white list, in that the feature blocks numbers that are on the list and accepts the rest.
The subscriber can use a whitelist or blacklist in two similar scenarios. For example, if the subscriber’s mom only calls during emergencies, the subscriber can program her number onto the white list while they are sleeping. However, if she is prone to calling for an early morning chat, the subscriber can put her number on the blacklist for the time being.