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How to Make a Cell Phone Number Show Up as Private

    • 1). Dial *67 and then dial your home phone number or a friend's phone number. For example, if the number you're calling is 123-4567, dial *671234567. This tests the process--while there's no reason for it not to work, it's better to be safe then sorry.

    • 2). Ensure your call showed up as "Private" (or "Unknown" or "N/A," depending on the service provider) by checking the Caller ID of the phone you dialed.

    • 3). Dial the number you want to call privately by dialing *67 before the number, just as you did in your test. If the number is a long-distance number, simply add in the number 1 and area code after *67; e.g., for the phone number (407) 123-4567, dial *6714071234567.

    • 4). Call your cellular service provider to make this change permanent. You can usually do this by dialing 611 from your cell phone. If you do that there will be no need to dial *67 before each call.

    • 5). Unblock your number temporarily after having made your number permanently private by dialing *82 before dialing a number.

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