How to Hide Your Cellphone Number From Showing on Caller ID

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From one call to all the calls you make you can block your number from showing on the Caller ID display of the person you call. Information from phone companies is combined and complied. Once you make a call information from this compiled database is sent to the phone you called. If it has Caller ID, which many do, it will give the person your name and the phone number that you are calling them from. You can prevent this information from showing up.

Things You'll Need

  • Cell phone
  • Know who your phone provider is and their contact number.
  • Stop your Caller ID number and name from showing by putting a long-term block on your phone number. Call your cellphone provider and request that your cellphone have a line block put on. The phone provider will then block this information from appearing by removing it from the database. This is similar to an unlisted number for landlines.

  • If there is a number that you dial from time to time that does not accept blocked calls you can easily unblock on a per use basis. Dialing *82 before you dial the number. Your calling information will be transmitted for that single call.

  • To block your phone on a per-call basis, dial *67 before the phone number you are calling.

Tips & Warnings

  • I use this to make calls for work from home.
  • Always make a test call to make sure that these instructions work for your cellphone before making actual attempts at blocked calls.

References

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