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how to block your own number

Discussion in 'Verizon Wireless Forum' started by mzdorie, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. mzdorie

    mzdorie New Member

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    i just switched to Verizon for the first time,

    and i was wondering if it is possible to block your own number before calling out?

    tmobile was able to do this with samsung phones. and i currently have samsung a930. thanks.
    :confused:
     
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  2. NJ_Pubcrawler

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    You have two options - if you only want to block your outbound caller ID on certain calls, just put a *67 in front of the number you are dialing. If you want to block your caller ID on ALL outgoing calls, you can contact VZW customer service (800-922-0204 or 611 from your phone) and they can do that for you.

    Hope that helps.
     
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  3. Jay2TheRescue

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    Welcome to WA! NJ Pubcrawler is right. You need to call CS to get your caller ID permanently blocked. However, in the future could you not choose pink for your text? Pink against a white background is very hard to read, especially for us "old" folks ;).

    -Jay
     
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  4. mzdorie

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    hehe, i had actually tried *67 and number. to see if it was blocked while calling my friend, but it end up being the wrong number? :confused:
    am i suppose to put *67 area code then number?

    anyways thanks a lot for your tip. i was hoping there was a way to do it on the phone itself, like how my old phone would.

    sorry for the pink btw.
     
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    You can do it on the phone itself on GSM handsets, but not CDMA.

    -Jay
     
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  6. coalminer

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    One other item to remember about Verizon, and caller ID blocking, anyone who you call who also has Verizon, they would be charged peak minutes instead of IN network minutes.
     
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  7. mzdorie

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    THANKS!!!!
    I TRIED IT AND IT WORKS :D

    i was also wondering, do i get charged extra for using *67?
     
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  8. Jerro

    Jerro Bronze Senior Member
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    Not so!
    What you are probably refering to is the fine print on the agreement.
    Verizon recognizes other VZW phones for billing purposes so blocked caller ID does NOT exclude IN network calls as "in". Ask a cs person that knows.
     
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  9. mzdorie

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    oh no, i dont really care about the IN service, cuz none of my friends have stinking verizon. =X but i wanted to know if they would charge me extra just for using the service (*67). my friend told me no. but i want to double check.:)
     
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  10. Jerro

    Jerro Bronze Senior Member
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    OK; I was responding to the other persons comment.

    NO CHARGE for *67
     
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  11. Quint101

    Quint101 THE (Samsung) Beast
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    Also, if you want to have permanent Caller ID blocking on the account, there is no fee for it either:)
     
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  12. mzdorie

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    Very happy. thank you all so much.:) :D :eek:
     
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  13. coalminer

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    Here is a cut and paste directy from Verizon's website:

    National IN Calling
    If Caller ID is not present or Caller ID Block is initiated, National IN Calling does not apply to incoming calls and will apply to outgoing calls only. National IN Calling is not available to customers whose wireless exchange restricts the delivery of Caller ID or with fixed wireless devices with usage substantially from a single cell site. National IN Calling does not apply if Call Forwarding or No Answer/Busy Transfer features are activated or to data usage, including Push to Talk calls, Picture Messaging or Video Messaging, calls to check your Voice Mail and calls to Verizon Wireless customers using any of the VZGlobal services. National IN Calling does not apply in those areas of Louisiana and Mississippi where your phone’s roaming indicator flashes.

    And I can verify that it will not be billed as IN network if the caller ID is blocked, as a former girlfriend changed her number and then was calling me with her number blocked and all of those calls were charged as peak when I knew they were from her cell.
     
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  14. Quint101

    Quint101 THE (Samsung) Beast
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    If the blocked calls are counted as in, it'll be a pleasant surprise:D
     
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  15. mzdorie

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    isnt it free after 7pm anyways?
    does the free nights end at 6am? or 5am?
     
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    Fire14 Easy,Cheap & Sleazy
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    Night & Weekend Minutes start at 9:00 PM & usually end at 5:59 AM.
     
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  17. Quint101

    Quint101 THE (Samsung) Beast
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    Wirelessly posted (Q's Mobile Device: Nokia6010/1.0 (8.62) Profile/MIDP-1.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.0)

    Nights start at 9:01 pm and end at 5:59 am and all weekend long.
     
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  18. Quint101

    Quint101 THE (Samsung) Beast
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    Wirelessly posted (Q's Mobile Device: Nokia6010/1.0 (8.62) Profile/MIDP-1.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.0)

    Nights start at 9:01 pm and end at 5:59 am and all weekend long.
     
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  19. mzdorie

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    I ALSO HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION.

    i've been trying to use AIM lately, but i keep getting the same response..

    "the SMS network is currently busy, please wait a few seconds before you retry the operation."

    i keep getting that error msg for about a week now... is this normal?

    any helpful advice?
     
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  20. SeanG

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    I also have this same problem, was there ever a solution outside of calling them. It worked for like 4 days but then I just got this message all the time. I apologize if this is a stupid question or has been asnwered somewhere else etc. However, I just found this site via google and it looked like the only place that may have a viable solution. Thank you for any help that can be given.
     
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  21. Jay2TheRescue

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    Hello and welcome to WA! It would be easier for someone to answer your question if you also added what carrier and model phone you are using.

    -Jay
     
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  22. SeanG

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    Ah my mistake, I thought perhaps it was a generic problem. I'm using Verizon Wireless and a Samsung SCH-a930. Thank you very much.
     
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  23. SeanG

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    Sorry to double post, however it would not allow me to edit. I just have a smidgen more info if this helps with a solution. Msn receives the same message, I can not test yahoo because I do not have a Yahoo ID, but I would think it would yield the same results. Only AIM has any significance to me though, I never use msn. Thank you.
     
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