The last 24 hours we have received a large number of Private Caller phone calls. We do not answer and they do not leave a message. To block these calls how do I activate Anonymous Call Blocking? Do I simply enter *77 and then press talk?
Hi there dc2006ster,
To use any phone star code, first press Talk (so that you hear dial tone) then enter the star code. *77 is correct to enable Anonymous Call Blocking. A complete list of star codes is available here:
Star Codes / Value Added Features
Please note: while our newer phone plan, Personal Home Phone, includes Anonymous Call Blocking, some of the grandfathered or legacy phone packages do not. If the command is not working for you and it's something you want to use I'd be happy to review your phone plan further.
Thanks. I did as suggested and immediately got confirmation that the service was activated,
Perfect! Glad it's working for you dc2006ster.
So far this service is working perfectly - we have not had a single anonymous call. I tested it from my cell phone by calling home with *67 before the number. Anonymous Call Blocking worked as advertised.
Given the large number of anonymous calls we get, or used to get :-), this is an excellent service and should be more actively promoted.
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