Screen your phone calls using Caller ID. This feature allows you to see the name and phone number of the person calling on the first or second ring. This is an optional feature for Verizon customers and adds to the cost of a calling plan. Some calls may not display the name and number of the person calling and show a "Private" or "Anonymous" message instead. This often happens when someone blocks his telephone information. Show your name and phone number by unblocking your telephone information prior to making a phone call. This process needs to be repeated each time you make a call unless you cancel the blocking service.
Pick up the phone's receiver and listen for a dial tone.
Press *82 on your phone's keypad and listen for three quick beeps, indicating the Per Line Blocking feature is deactivated.
Complete the phone call by dialing a phone number. Your name and number will now appear on the other person's Caller ID.
- Like Caller ID, Per Line Blocking is a special feature added to telephone lines for an additional monthly fee.
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