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Agent6

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is there a way to make your number show up private on the iPhone? Also is there a way to block a phone number?
 

The Apple

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There is no special way to do that stuf that I am aware of using the phone itself. So *67 is gonna have to be the answer to having the number show up as private on any phone. You might be able to call AT&T or whoever your carrier is to have numbers blocked.
 

dturner

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is there a way to make your number show up private on the iPhone?
Do you mean so the person you are calling doesn't see it?
If so, settings-phone-show my caller id.
If you set this to no, the receiver of your call will see "unknown".
 

jsntrenkler

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Do you mean so the person you are calling doesn't see it?
If so, settings-phone-show my caller id.
If you set this to no, the receiver of your call will see "unknown".
It still shows your number, with that toggled it doesn't show your name.


It shows:

Bill Johnson
(999) 999-9999

Unknown
(999) 999-9999

.. *67 is probably the only way to block your name and number, however keep in mind that *67 does not block your number from a 800 or 900 businesss. They can see who you are with proper equipment.
 

Hawk

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It still shows your number, with that toggled it doesn't show your name.


It shows:

Bill Johnson
(999) 999-9999

Unknown
(999) 999-9999

.. *67 is probably the only way to block your name and number, however keep in mind that *67 does not block your number from a 800 or 900 businesss. They can see who you are with proper equipment.
If I toggle show my Caller ID to off, I don't show up on my wife's phone. It just says Blocked.
It's supposed to be the same as *67. If it's showing a number with the name as unknown, then something is wrong.
 

Saverino

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If I toggle show my Caller ID to off, I don't show up on my wife's phone. It just says Blocked.
It's supposed to be the same as *67. If it's showing a number with the name as unknown, then something is wrong.
Just to clarify, that's how it works for me as well.
 

Swagger

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Okay. Thank you everybody!
The iPhone feature mentioned above blocks my phone number from being displayed. AT&T can can provision your account to prevent your number from being displayed also but it will affect all your out going calls. The downside is who even answers blocked calls anymore? No one wants to talk to those pesky telemarketers. Mark
 

jsntrenkler

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LOL --- Also shows me as a different name in the house caller ID. Thought that was pretty funny, I apparently have a recycled phone number.