How to Make a Number Private on Verizon

By Lee Tea

Whether you're calling back the number on a newspaper sales advertisement or even making a phone call to a debt collector, a Verizon customer may want to make your phone number private on the phone call recipient's caller ID screen for a variety of reasons. Keeping your phone number private can prevent irritating, unwanted phone calls and is done through a simple procedure at the time which you dial the recipient's phone number.

Things You'll Need

  • Verizon cellphone
  • Pen
  • Paper

Step 1

Make note of the call recipient's phone number with your pen and paper. You will be unable to utilize your Verizon phone's contacts feature when you privatize your phone number.

Step 2

Navigate to your phone's dial pad, if you have a Verizon smartphone. If your handset features a traditional dial pad, simply open your phone.

Step 3

Input the code *67 into the dial pad, then enter the phone number you want to call, area code first. When input correctly, the number should look like this: *67000-000-0000.

Step 4

Press the "send" or "call" key to place the call.

Step 5

Continue the call. Your Verizon cellphone number will show up as "private" on the other person's caller ID display.

Step 6

Hang up when you're finished.

Tips & Warnings

  • You may also speak with a Verizon Wireless customer service representative to have your number permanently privatized to all numbers you call. You may reach Verizon Customer Service by dialing *611 from your Verizon cellphone. If you only want to privatize your number to specific numbers, though, you will need to use the code each time you call.
  • Certain types of phone numbers do not accept blocked caller ID calls. These include 911, 1-800 and 1-900 numbers.
  • *67 caller ID-blocking codes do not work for text messaging.

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