[Fixed] I Can’t Call a Specific Phone Number but They Can Call Me?

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It can be insanely frustrating when you want to call someone but you just can’t reach their number. What’s more is when the specific number you are trying to call can call you back but you can’t dial them up from your end.

If you have been a victim to this, you must be scratching your head in confusion, wondering what the problem is and where exactly the solution lies.


Reason 1: Your Number Is In Blocklist

It is highly possible that your number is on the blacklist from the other person’s end. If you call a person and the call ends almost immediately (possibly after a ring), saying that the number is busy, the most probable cause is your number being blocklisted.

When the person reaches out to you on call, while you were unable to, you can ask them to unblock your number (in case it was accidental).

Here is how you can do it:

How to remove contact from blacklist on Android?

To delete a previously blacklisted contact from an Android device, follow these steps:

  • Go to Apps > Call Filter from the home screen, then click the Menu icon > Block management.
  • Then, choose the blocked number you want to unblock.
  • Unblock the number by selecting Unblock Number.

If it doesn’t work, try this:

  • Go to Settings> Applications> Call> All Calls> Auto Reject.
  • Simply remove the number from the list and confirm your selection.

How to remove contact from block list on iPhone?

To remove a contact from your iPhone’s blacklist, navigate to Settings > Phone > Blocked contacts. You should then get a list of all the blocked numbers and contacts. Tap the Edit button in the top right corner of the screen to delete a number from the list.


Reason 2: Network Connectivity Issues

Network connectivity issues, either from your end or the receiver’s end, can also cause the problem of you being unable to call a specific number while they can still call you.

You can try turning on and off the airplane mode to quickly fix connectivity issues on your end. If the issue lies at the other person’s end, you will have to wait for their network connectivity to improve.


Reason 3: Number Is Out of Network Coverage Area

Consider this: Your friend is staying in a remote area with network connectivity issues. It is obvious that when you try reaching them, you would be unable to do so. However, when they try finding a proper signal to give you a call, they would be able to ring you up.

In a situation such as this, the other person may have to reach out to their network provider to find a solution to bad network coverage.

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