Did you know you could block the receiving party’s Caller ID from displaying your name and number? It's perfect for when you need to make an anonymous phone call.
How it works
With Caller ID Blocking Per Line or Per Call, your name and number appears either as “Private” or “Anonymous” on the other person’s Caller ID displays. Use it to anonymously make phone calls or to protect your unlisted number. Sometimes, the receiving party blocks calls marked “Private” — when this happens, you can temporarily cancel Caller ID Blocking Per Line, (which will automatically be restored for the next call).
Change your Caller ID Blocking default setting
When you sign up for Caller ID Blocking, Caller ID Blocking Per Call will be the default setting. Want to switch to Caller ID Blocking Per Line? Chat with us.
Caller ID Blocking Per Line and Per Call may not be available on some calls, such as E911 calls.
To cancel Caller ID Blocking Per Line for one call:
- Lift the receiver and listen for the dial tone.
- Press *82.
- When you hear a second dial tone, dial the number you wish to call.
- Your name and number will appear on the called party's Caller ID display for that call only.
To use Caller ID Blocking Per Line to block your number for one call:
If you did not sign up for Caller ID Blocking, you can still activate this feature when you want to block your number from appearing on an outgoing call. Your name and number will be marked “private” or “anonymous” each time you use this feature. Follow these quick steps to activate Caller ID Blocking per Call:
- Listen for the dial tone on your phone.
- Press *67.
- Enter the number you wish to call after you hear a second dial tone.
- Block for current call only.
- Activate this feature when you want to block your number from appearing on an outgoing call.