Restricted cell phone calls?

  1. 0 Why do some cell calls show up as restricted? Is this the equivalent to *67 on land-line phones?
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  3. Visit  SouthernLPN2RN} profile page

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    SouthernLPN2RN has '11' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'ICU'. From 'Dixie'; 34 Years Old; Joined Mar '04; Posts: 987; Likes: 23.

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  4. Visit  Jessy_RN} profile page
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    Some people request to have that service. For instance, when (let's say) the cable guy is coming to your house and gets lost and needs to call you for directions..........it will come up as private (so no one is calling him back [customers that is]). My cell phone will not take private calls, so you will get a recording asking you to unblock the call if you want to get through. I think it's a few bucks a month not sure.
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    Thanks Jess! Is the "restricted" part all the time, or is it a per call basis?
  6. Visit  SouthernLPN2RN} profile page
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    Just called Verizon, I can't block them.
  7. Visit  Jessy_RN} profile page
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    There is a feature you input that will block them. I had a huge problem with telemarketers. I don't have a home phone and depend solely on my cell phone. It wasn't cute getting tons of calls every week from these folks.

    I don't have verizon, but can do some research (will try).

    No one who calls my cell with a private, no caller id, or blocked number cannot get through to me unless they unblock the call.
  8. Visit  SouthernLPN2RN} profile page
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    Thanks Jess! I really appreciate it!
  9. Visit  Jessy_RN} profile page
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    Southern, you can block using verizon too look:

    http://www22.verizon.com/ForYourHome...ryID=&state=P1

    The name and number of your caller may not be displayed for every incoming call. In some cases, you will see a message on your Caller ID display unit instead of the name and number of the caller. The exact wording of the message may vary depending upon your display unit. "Out of Area" or "Unavailable" messages are from calls made outside specially equipped areas and calls made through an operator. "Private" or "Anonymous" messages are from calls made by people who have blocked the display of their telephone information.

    You can block "Private" or "Anonymous" calls by activating Anonymous Call Rejection (ACR). ACR is included with your Caller ID service.
  10. Visit  SouthernLPN2RN} profile page
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    Thanks! I'm going to check into it.
  11. Visit  Jessy_RN} profile page
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    no problem.

    I had the same problem just a few days ago, and decided to give this a try.
    Last edit by Jessy_RN on Dec 30, '05
  12. Visit  Fun2, RN, BSN} profile page
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    Make sure to put your cell phone number on the national do not call registry.

    https://www.donotcall.gov
  13. Visit  Marie_LPN, RN} profile page
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    Quote from Fun2Care
    Make sure to put your cell phone number on the national do not call registry.

    https://www.donotcall.gov
    I did that 6 months ago and it doesn't work.
  14. Visit  z's playa} profile page
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    We dont need to pay for the service up here....according to our phone company.....if they're going to invenvt and sell software that displays the phone number to other people you call.......then you should have the right to NOT have it show...its only fair right? . Privacy is very big up here

    Z
  15. Visit  Fun2, RN, BSN} profile page
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    Quote from Marie_LPN
    I did that 6 months ago and it doesn't work.
    https://www.donotcall.gov/Complain/ComplainCheck.aspx

    File a complaint then.


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