Reject calls from private and anonymous numbers

With Anonymous Call Rejection, you can reject calls from people who block their name and number from appearing on your caller ID.

Understanding Anonymous Call Rejection

People calling from a blocked number are given the option to unblock their number. When they call, they hear:

The party you are calling does not accept blocked calls. If you are calling from a blocked number, please hang up, pick up the receiver, press *87 and redial the phone number. When you do this, your name and number will appear for this call only.

This feature blocks ANONYMOUS and PRIVATE calls. It does not block OUT OF AREA, UNAVAILABLE, UNKNOWN or NOT PROVIDED calls. If you're having problems with those kinds of calls, there are other calling features that you might consider instead.

Turning this feature ON/OFF

When we install Anonymous Call Rejection on your phone line, it is OFF. When you are ready to use it, you must turn it ON. Then, it will continue to work until you turn it OFF.

Turn it ON

To activate this calling feature:

  1. Pick up the receiver.
  2. Dial *77.
  3. Listen for the confirmation tone.
  4. Hang up the receiver.

Turn it OFF

To deactivate this calling feature:

  1. Pick up the receiver.
  2. Dial *87.
  3. Listen for the confirmation tone.
  4. Hang up the receiver.

If you're having problems getting this feature to work, read these troubleshooting tips. To add or change the calling features on your account, chat with us.