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caller ID or answering device

by user470 / June 11, 2009 8:40 PM PDT

My understanding is that if I were to phone 911 on my cell phone my cell phone number and my location would not register on the 911 operator's phone. I would have to specifically tell the operator where I was located. Here is my question. Suppose that a person with a cell phone had caller ID or an answering device on his cell phone and I would to call that person on my cell phone would my phone number register on his cell phone? Thank you. user470

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Depends on your settings ...
by Kees Bakker / June 11, 2009 8:51 PM PDT

and maybe on your provider. You don't tell about that.

Here in The Netherlands I can block showing my number to 'normal' phones. But it's always shown in our equivalent to 911 as far as I know.

So please tell your country, your ISP and your settings.


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To Kees Bakker
by user470 / June 11, 2009 11:21 PM PDT

I live in Indiana. I have a Tracfone Model 175g. I have normal settings on my Tracfone. user470

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If you didn't block it via your provider ...
by Kees Bakker / June 11, 2009 11:29 PM PDT
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(that's AT&T, Sprint, Verizon etc) your number will probably show everywhere.

After all, the phone sends his full identification to the provider (he needs it for billing and for maintaing the connection). And it's up to him to decide if he sends your number to the phone you're connected with.
So it's not a phone setting, it's an account setting.

Maybe better contact your provider (or look on his webpage) for details and instructions on how to hide it. Might be something like *1200*7# or only be possible via a call to Customer Service.



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To Kees Bakker again
by user470 / June 12, 2009 1:25 AM PDT

My Tracfone is a prepay or pay-in-advance situation. I only pay in advance when I run out of minutes. user 470

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(NT) Sorry, but I don't see the relevance of this remark.
by Kees Bakker / June 12, 2009 6:31 AM PDT
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To block your number
by PudgyOne / June 12, 2009 12:40 PM PDT
In reply to: To Kees Bakker again

I have Verizon landline and ATT Cell and all I have to do is hit *67 then the number and it will block my number. My Cell phone also has the option to block the number or show it or allow network controlled.

You can ask your provider to block your phone number and then if you need to unblock it, you need to dial *82 then the number and your number will show.

I allow ATT to show my number and block it if I feel the need to. Same with Verizon.

Some phone companies have anonymous call rejection and will not allow calls from people that block their numbers. These telemarketers and bill collectors have a way to get around this.


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