How to Block Outbound Caller ID

by Bryan Lutz

Caller ID is a feature that identifies the caller when you receive a phone call from a landline phone or cellphone. In some cases the caller ID shows an incoming call as "Anonymous" or "Number out of Area". This is because the caller is blocking his number from showing on caller ID. Users can contact the phone service provider and have the outbound caller ID blocked for every call, or you can block your number on a call to call basis.

Landline phone

Pick up the telephone.

Dial *67 followed by the number you wish to call.

Press the "Send" button or whichever button you press to make an outgoing call.


Turn on the cellphone.

Dial *67 followed by the number you wish to call.

Press the "Send" key or other appropriate key to dial the number.

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About the Author

Bryan Lutz began writing professionally in 2009. He has been published in his collegiate newspaper, "The Signal," as well as various literary magazines. Lutz holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and creative/professional writing from The College of New Jersey.

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