How to Block Your Number From Caller ID in Canada

By Melly Parker

Caller ID put an end to the days of calling someone and hanging up without the other party knowing it was you who called. Now many phones have Called ID technology built into them and, for those that lack Caller ID, there is an inexpensive box they can buy that plugs into their phone and displays the caller's information. If you're in Canada and you want to make a call without being identified before someone even hears your voice, don't despair. It is possible to beat Caller ID.

Step 1

Lift your handset or turn on your phone. Wait for the dial tone.

Step 2

Dial *67 on a phone with a keypad or dial 1167 into a rotary phone.

Step 3

Pause and wait for the dial tone to sound again. This should only take a second.

Step 4

Dial the telephone number you're calling as usual once the dial tone begins again. There is no charge for this service.

Tips & Warnings

  • Practice with a friend who has Caller ID before making a call that must be private.