Jul 12, 2013
Does anyone have any suggestions as to the best way to block all outgoing calls on an android phone except to those for designated numbers?

I want to give an old android phone to my 10 year old daughter but want to make sure she can only call her parents, home and 911 from it.

Do I need to get a special app to do this?
Depending on what phone and what version of Android you may have Fixed Dialing Number. You would open the Dialer (phone icon) > Settings > Fixed Dialing Number

Numbers are added to the FDN list, and when activated, FDN restricts outgoing calls to only those numbers listed, or to numbers with certain prefixes. A notable exception is that emergency calls to 000, 112, 911, 999, 666 and the like are exempt

Fixed Dialing Number - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Additionally, I THINK avast security suite (free in Play Store) has this option. IF it does, the nice thing about avast is that you need a PIN to open the app - so she can't turn it off. Then again, if you have Fixed Dialing you need PIN2
And I think you can do it through your phone carrier.

This is a great solution if the carrier doesn't charge for it. Well, even if they do charge and it works - it is still a great idea. Couldn't hurt to ask them.

Personally, I feel we pay carriers too much as it is. So, I would prefer a solution I can do on my own.