How to Unblock a Call

by Matt McGew

If you have a blocked phone number, your name and number will not appear on the caller ID display of the call recipient when you make outgoing phone calls. You can, however, unblock your information on a call-by-call basis when making outgoing telephone calls. Typically, unblocked phone numbers will display both the name and number associated with the telephone line on caller ID displays when making outgoing telephone calls.

Lift your telephone's handset.

Dial "*82" using your telephone's keypad.

Enter the phone number you want to call to connect and unblock your caller ID information.

About the Author

Since 1992 Matt McGew has provided content for on and offline businesses and publications. Previous work has appeared in the "Los Angeles Times," Travelocity and "GQ Magazine." McGew specializes in search engine optimization and has a Master of Arts in journalism from New York University.