How to Hide My Number on Verizon Wireless

by Kristen Waters

When you use a Verizon Wireless mobile phone, your phone number will automatically show up in the caller ID display when you call any number. The free caller ID blocking service will stop your number from being shown on a caller ID screen. You can choose to block your number for a single call or for all calls. Your number will show up as "Private" or "Anonymous" on the other party's caller ID screen.

Single Time

Step 1

Press "*67" on your phone's keypad.

Step 2

Dial the number of the person or business you wish to contact.

Step 3

Press the "Send" key on the keypad. The other party's caller ID screen will show "Private" or "Anonymous" instead of your name and number.

Permanent Block

Step 1

Log into your Verizon Wireless account using any Web browser.

Step 2

Click on the "Account" tab at the top of the account screen.

Step 3

Click on the "Change features" link on the right side of the screen.

Step 4

Click on the phone that you want to place the caller ID block on and click the "Next" button.

Step 5

Click the "Caller ID Blocking" check box to select it and click the "Next" button.

Step 6

Confirm the date that you want to start caller ID blocking and click the "Next" button.

Step 7

Click the "Submit" button to save the changes.

Tip

  • Press "*82" before making the call to unblock a number for a single call.

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About the Author

Kristen Waters has been writing for the computer industry since 2004. She has written training materials for both large and small computer companies as well as how-to and informative articles for many online publications. She holds Bachelor of Science degrees from both York College of Pennsylvania and the University of Maryland.