How to Make a Number Private on Verizon

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.

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For privacy reasons, you may not want to make your cellphone number known.

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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.

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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.

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Input the code *67 into the dial pad, then enter the phone number you want to call, area code first.

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When input correctly, the number should look like this: *67000-000-0000.

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

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

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Hang up when you're finished.