How to block your Cell Phone Number

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 Block your cell phone numberThe growth of Caller IDs means that whenever you call someone up, your cell phone number would show up on their Caller ID. There may be a number of reasons why you may wish to block your Cell Phone Number. Luckily for us, there exists two simple solutions on how to block your cell phone number.

How to Block your Cell Phone Number

Option # 1: Block your Cell phone number temporarily

This option exists if you wish to block your cell phone number from being displayed in a caller ID for that one specific call. For example, you do not want that new crush of yours that you are trying to reach her for the nth time in a row. Also, you may want to call a local business and do not want them to know your cell phone number

For blocking your cell phone number temporarily, press *67 followed by the phone number you wish to dial. For example, if you wish to call (123) 456-7890, then to block your cell phone number, press *671234567890 to complete your call and also to block your cell phone number

Option # 2: Block your Cell Phone number permanently

Most Cell phone carriers offer a line block service. You need to call up your cell phone’s customer service and request this line block on your cell phone. This would let you block your cell phone number from being displayed on any form of caller ID permanently.

Tip: If you go ahead and do a permanent block of your cell phone number, if there is a particular instance where you wish your cell phone number to be displayed, then press *82 followed by that phone number. For example, if you wish to call (123)555-5555 then do a *821235555555.

Note: Your cell phone number will not be blocked from emergency services

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  1. hello if any one wants to block a phone number ,hide your callers ID , change your phone , forward a call ,divert a call or change your voice the way you like pls you can email me at teneng24@gmail.com. But please you can only email for a business or for more information.

  2. Need help in blocking these #’s  512 916-0420 and 914 840-5191. I have been getting calls 2 to 5 times a day from these #’S

  3. Hi I have a question there is this girl I went to school with she won’t stop texting me she texts me and tells me she loves me and she’s my sister when in fact we  don’t have the same mother she knows I live in an appartment she wants to set it up to see my appartmetn when she’s here in town can I block her from texting me because I’ve asked her several times to not  text me she text 247 asking me to see my house when I don’t  want her telling me  how I should live my life and who I should  become.
    I’m going to my cell phone provider tommrow and have my cell phone numebr changed please help she’s driving me crazy Thanks Erin Averyt

  4. hello po im joy i want to block my celpone # +639394738677 bcoz its stolen with a guy that i really dont know,.please can u help me?coz they used my number to text my frends,.please poh,.urgent poh,.salamat,.

    hello po im joy i want to block my celpone # +639394738677 bcoz its stolen with a guy that i really dont know,.please can u help me?coz they used my number to text my frends,.please poh,.urgent poh,.salamat,.

  5. 67 followed by the phone number you wish to dial. For example, if you wish to call (123) 456-7890, then to block your cell phone number, press *671234567890 to complete your call and also to block your cell phone number

    above said solution is false, it is not working at all

  6. Hi, this article was very helpful. Thank you.
    I would like this number blocked from calling me, but can’t figure out how as my carrier only supports blocking unavailable numbers :/ 16159710371

  7. Seriously, I’ve been getting phone calls on my cell the last 2 days from the same number. I did a google on that number & saw that a LOT of people have also gotten calls from the same number. It seems that it is a scammer from overseas (Nigeria, most likely) using a USA number, saying that the cell owner has won a gift card for (someplace) & that asks for credit card numbers for verification of who the person is (that owns the cell being called). The number calling is 302-394-6932. They’ve called my cell about 20 times in the last 2 days! I have made up my mind a long time ago that if I do not recognize a phone number (or in case of caller id, the name of the caller), I don’t answer … the phone can ring off the hook for all I care (in the case of my cell, I turn the ringer to vibrate most of the time)! BUT, it IS ~very~ annoying! Is there ANY way of blocking that number without having to pay hard-earned cash to do it? It *used* to be free for a limited amount of calls on the land-line phones! :/

    Thanks!
    QBall

    • U ARE STUPID. U GOT A CALL FROM SOMEONE AND ALL U COULD CONCLUDE AT IS “NIGERIA” FUCKING ARAB RACIST, CANT U SEE THAT THE NUMBER U DISPLAYED IS NOT FROM AFRICA? BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR WORDS B4 U INCUR THE WROTH OF GOD ON YOUR GENERATION. MAD PIG. U DESTROY THE WORLD WITH YOUR ARAB BELIEVE. AND YET CRITICIZE A NATION. STUPID QBALL WITH BIG BALLS OF STUPIDITY!!

  8. plz tell me how can i know the sender of sms..when he is sendind sms from without registring site ….i got sms and i dont get his no……….

  9. Please how do I unblock my number from showing ‘unknown caller’ on my recepient phones. I use Nokia C3 touch and type.

  10. i m a very sexy girl my age is 18 i want to sex on cell phone my number is 0092-3343839283 and my second number is 0092-3327899655

  11. its me mark,pls block this no. 09097276259,09305501615,09109452878.cos they always disturbing and calling me,thats why i will not changing my no.cos its many important in that sim.pls help me plsss

  12. hey guys im requesting you to send me locking and unlocking codes which can work with Nokia C3-00 and also send me tips on how i can send annornonimas text sms and how i can block callers on my Nokia C3-00 and also how i can divert my number when a caller calls he/she gets this messange ”the number is tempararily out of service.NB.im in Kenya so im requesting codes tha can work with kenya network ” please i will appreciate your reply thankyou. your article is great keep it up guys kudos.

  13. it worked! thanks so much! now, i can call my crush anytime i want without having to worry that he might know i’m sort of stalking him >:) hihihihihi just kidding! but really, it works! thanks so much!

  14. This is one of the best incoming call blocker I have ever used. It has tons of features, such as

    (1) Block any numbers, including any area code. You can use wildcat to setup the block list. For example, add (818)292-5681, it will block that specific number; add (888)###-####, it will block all numbers from area code 888; add (561)213-####, it will block all number starting with (561)213. You see how powerful the device is.

    (2) You can also select how to respond a unwanted call. You can select specific audio file, say, flushing toilet sound, to welcome telemarketer call from (954)926-5876, or you can select unending ringing sound to any call from area code 818.

    (3) The cool thing is, you can also forward a unwanted call to any other call, or let’s automatically (randomly) pick one from your block call list. For example, a call from (800)520-7314 can be automatically forwarded to another telemarketer (512)961-5505 –so they can sort things out, or a call from (818)292-5861 can be forwarded to a dead number.

    When the device is handling the unwanted call, you hear nothing. No ring sound. It processes everything as you desire automatically.

    When it’s forwarding a call, it forwards the caller ID of the original caller to the new destination, not your phone number. So let’s say, you forward a telemarketer’s call to another’s telemarketer number, only they need to deal with each other.

    I am not advertising for the manufacturer, though. You can search the web and find this cool device.

  15. hi sir plz help me im from pakistain and use nokia cell pohen 3250 plz tell me how im block my call id…im trying *67 be4 call bt not working plz help me im very thanks full 2 you my email id is gohar mail@yahoo.com
    thanks
    im wating ur reply

  16. pls pls pls any1 call me at this number 7676234576.n tell me how to block othrs no..bt nly boys call me at tis no. bcaz ma a gay….luv u boys

  17. hi im yojam, im to block this no.+971561205990, can u help me? ….this number is always disturbing me,and i dnt knw her…..

  18. Hi sir, as you mentioned, how to hide your caller id while calling some one. How ever i am trying to do but I could not it. Please tell me how to hide my number from visibility now i am in Dubai UAE

  19. If you have a Blackberry, use the program called Efficient Call Blocker. Make the party calling you hear a message that your number is disconnected.

  20. hi,

    am using a samsung e250. I have just reset the mobile and unfortunately lost all the contacts on my phone memory.

    Is there a way to get all the contacts back???

    Plzzz do reply.

    thanks

  21. Hi there!
    im from pakistan. and i saw this trick on many sites even in google and yahoo answers. but it never worked for me. each time i have 2 numbers from different carriers and i tried it on boths. one says your request cannot be completed and other says this is not a vaild number. my carriers codes are 0333 and 0300. can any one help me how can i hide my caller id so some my friends infact some sms adicts wont get my number if i call them.
    please help me.
    Regards

    Ali

  22. If you are in Europe, you might try *30# + Number to switch off CallerID and *31# + Number to switch on temp sending of the CallerID (that’s the technical name of the parameter). Almost all GSM phones have an option in the call settings to turn off all CallerID’s by default, no need to call the operator. As previously mentioned if this code does not work for you pls call the customer service and ask for the correct codes it’s very rare that they don’t exist…

    Gomboc

  23. Theres also another way to block your cell number I tried the *67 on my phone and it did work but when i tried it in my bfs it didnt work so i trie the other way which is dialing #31# an that worked i think it depends on the model of your phone or something like that.

  24. i havent tried puttin 67 in front of a number im calling yet so i dont know if that works yet,i am at the mo trying it on my mums number as a text just to see if it works for that.

    for blocking my number on calls i just put 141 in front of the number it works. in cornwall anyway.

    i have yet to try 141 on a text tho,just thought of it so that’ll be the next thing i try.

    • nope! 141 does not work on texts,it wont even send,.

      67 however sent ,i told my mum who it was but had no reply yet maybe it takes a while to go through.

  25. Hi,
    I’m Asiri. I have Nokia 6300 phone. Earlyer I used SIM card from a one company. I installed wap settings and used Internet through phone. Now I’m using different SIM from another company. It tried to install new wap settings after deleting old settings. But phone does not allow to save new settings. It says “Only 70 sets allowed. Settings discarded”. But in Default confg. settings under configuration settings is empty. I reset the phone using reset factory settings command but the problem still ocured. Try to format phone memory using *#7370# code. But it’s not working. Pls tell me how to solve this problem.
    Thank you

    Asiri

  26. greeting to all,
    i am from afghanistan and these codes *67 and *82 dont work here my careers codes are 079, 077 , 070, 078 so will be there any way for them
    MOST APPRECIATED

  27. i dont want to receive calls and sms from a particular number!!..The person keeps disturbing me continiously with crap msgs…how to block his number??…can any1 plz help me out
    one more think when sending a sms from my mobile it autosave on mail is it any possible send mail

  28. i dont want to receive sms from a particular number!!..The person keeps disturbing me continiousldoes it work in india?y with crap msgs…how to block his number??…can any1 plz help me out
    does it work in india?

  29. good day! i would just like to ask help from you guys. my phone was stolen and i wanted to block my sim card so that the person who stole it will not use my sim. there are important people in the phone book and i would like to block the sim so that the he/she will not contact those people. the thing is, i am using a prepaid sim. how will i ever block my sim. please please help. thank you!

  30. for the guy who totally works for a call phone company totally sucks at helping people you dont call people IDIOTS cause your the idiot…what happened to being an AMERICAN and coming together and helping one another?

    Look all you kind people all over our different countries whichever cell phone or cellphone provider you have you need to contact them and ask them the block code for your situation your having OR refer to your book that was given to you with your phone. I am MANAGER and OWNER of one of the NEW VERIZON STORES and if you have Alltel …..ALLTEL is imerging with VERIZON ….THANK YOU VERY MUCH if you have any questions I will be happy to check back and help you and I apologize for such rudeness and wil be looking into this young mans IP address and where he works……have a nice day.

    Sharon Litrell CO/Verizon

  31. I had a cell phone call that came up as saying, “No number” (not private number)… what does “No Number” mean? Does it mean it was blocked? I tried *67 and it says Private Number. What would make it say No Number? Thanks in advance.

  32. Hi there!
    im from pakistan. and i saw this trick on many sites even in google and yahoo answers. but it never worked for me. each time i have 2 numbers from different carriers and i tried it on boths. one says your request cannot be completed and other says this is not a vaild number. my carriers codes are 0333 and 0300. can any one help me how can i hide my caller id so some my friends infact some sms adicts wont get my number if i call them.
    please help me.
    Regards
    Faraz

  33. I know about *67, but it get really annoying when you get stalkers that call blocked. They never talk, just beathe on the phone.

    I wish there was a way to put a limit on the amount of blocked calls you could receive on a cell phone!

  34. Yeah so yall need 2 totally check ur sources! I work 4 a call phone company & @ least n the States *67 does NOT work 4 CELL PHONES!!! So ha ha 2 all u idiots who think its been working! W/ cell phones u gotta sign up 4 per call blocking or blocked calls!

  35. I was wondering if there was a way to block a text and send it to someone so they don’t know ur number. someone has been doing it to me and i have been trying to search the web to find out how to do it. please let me know. thanks.

  36. i dont want to receive sms from a particular number!!..The person keeps disturbing me continiously with crap msgs…how to block his number??…can any1 plz help me out..

  37. hi ,,,thnx for tht code ,but its not work on my n7o phn,i m frm india ,,,could u tell me it ll wrk in india or u have anyother code for india user ,,,,,,,,pls send it by mail,,,,,,,,thnks a lot

  38. hi..will .67 works in india?? and one thing i got amobile from U.S.A its a AT&T mobile nokia2610 i want to break the code its not working in inida can u pls send me the code..?/

  39. am in india.. *67 is not woking here.. when i dial with this no. prefixed it shows number not in use. am using nokia n95 n nokia 6600…. any oher option to block the no. temp.

  40. i’ve tried blocking my cell phone number as how is instructed but it doesn’t work at all..can it be done in Malaysia?it would be great if we can do it here..i really need to use this for my work..

  41. umm…. if you have your cell phone blocked so you cant call other people who arent on your phone list how can i call them is there like a secret way to or something?

  42. Doug DuCharme on February 7th, 2008 8:12 pm Thats good to know.

    That is how people have been blocking thier home phone numbersw and cell phone numbers from caller I.D.s for about 12 or more years.
    Were have you people been?

    DOUG THEIR KIDS THEY’VE BEEN IN SCHOOL THE LAST 12 YEARS MORON

    • Just get a samsung e250, u can just add that number to the rejected list. when that person call, it just say rejected. you can do this even sms.

  43. Thats good to know.

    That is how people have been blocking thier home phone numbersw and cell phone numbers from caller I.D.s for about 12 or more years.
    Were have you people been?

  44. Thats an awesome tip. I just tried it on my roommates cell phone. After the update cycle, couple hours later, she looked it up online and my number at the time I called shows up as blocked. This is very cool. Thanks a lot.

    I think that answers ur question DeeDee

  45. I think this is a great idea, but does the number your calling from your cell phone as a blocked call show up on either bill ( yours or the party you have called after blocking the call)?

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