How to Hide Your Number on Verizon

by Maya Walker
telephone image by Aleksandr Ugorenkov from Fotolia.com

Phones that are equipped with caller ID display a caller's name and phone number. As a Verizon customer, you can hide your number so that it does not appear on a phone equipped with caller ID. When you hide your number, "Anonymous" or "Blocked Call" is displayed on the caller ID. A special code can be used to hide your number on a per-call basis. There is no charge for using the code.

Step 1

Enter "*67" on your Verizon phone's handset.

Step 2

Enter the 10-digit mobile number of the call recipient.

Press the "Send" key and wait for the party to answer.

Tips

  • Permanently block your number by logging into your Verizon online account and clicking the "My Plan" tab. Click "Add/Change Features" and check the Caller ID Blocking box. Click "Next" to review the change and save your settings.
  • Contact Verizon's customer service if you are a landline subscriber and need to block your number permanently. There may be a charge for adding caller ID blocking to your phone plan.

Photo Credits

  • telephone image by Aleksandr Ugorenkov from Fotolia.com

About the Author

Maya Walker began writing professionally in 2008. Her articles have appeared on a variety of websites, covering technology, personal finance, music and health topics. Walker is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English at Stephen F. Austin University in Texas.

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