*67 problem with iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dzoolander, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. dzoolander macrumors newbie

    May 30, 2007
    I have also noticed a problem with the iphone. As a physician I receive my pages from the answering service via text message. Hoeverver, on my previous phone I had asked the answering service to add *67 in front of the number so when I called the patient they could not see my number. However, with the iphone the *67 is in front of the patient's number but is not highlighted blue or underlined in the text message. Hence the number is not blocked. Any help would be of assistance. i do not want to block my caller id under settings each time as this is inefficient and time consuming.
  2. Twinkie macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2005
    Milford, MI
    You can have AT&T add a perpetual Caller ID block to your account, at no charge.
  3. vansouza macrumors 68000


    Mar 28, 2006
    West Plains, MO USA Earth
    or go into Settings

    I believe you can block the caller ID in settings.
  4. beate macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2007
    I've heard that if you block caller ID and call another AT&T cell customer it will not show as M2M calling. Hence, you'd be using "anytime minutes".

    Anyone that does a lot of M2M calling and thinking of going the blocking route ahould talk to AT&T first lest you get a big surprise on your bill.
  5. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    Doctors shouldn't block their numbers from patients..

    Just my personal pet peeve after dealing with 10-12 specialist over the past 10 years.
  6. ivanmc macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2007
    Peace, I suppose you'd like people calling your home at all hours of the day, and on your day off? Thank goodness for blocked numbers.

    I can't believe how many people call in the middle of the night because they have insomnia :rolleyes:

    I think you should post your phone number just to see what it is like ;)
  7. dr_lha macrumors 68000

    Oct 8, 2003
    Doctors need to be able to be free from their hypochondriac patients sometimes you know.
  8. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    Don't wish to hijack the thread.
    Just a personal thing.

    carry on !! :)
  9. nbs2 macrumors 68030


    Mar 31, 2004
    A geographical oddity
    Great idea.:rolleyes:

    I think that you may want to raise this issue to both Apple and ATT, since I 'm not sure who is running the texting show. In the mean time, twinkie's advice may be the best solution. It'll be irritating for everybody else, but at least you'll keep your sanity...

    Continuing the off-topicness - Peace, I agree with you that when you are dealing with a specialist on a regular basis, it would be nice to have them not block their numbers. But, for GPs and for the specialist that you are seeing for a small issue, they should have to risk someone soliciting free advice. In the end I'd hope that the established relationship would, at some point, would involve an exchange of numbers - if you have a long-term relationship, I doubt that mundane calls will be made.
  10. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    What's wrong with

    Settings ->Phone ->Show My Caller ID ->Off
  11. junebug1 macrumors regular


    Jan 24, 2007
    NE Ohio
    You can also use #31# to block your number. Might work.
  12. dzoolander thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 30, 2007
    My whole point was not to block my number in settings, but rather have the *67 preface come before the outgoing number. Somehow the iphone is not recognizing the *67 as part of the number.
    As an aside, doctors do block their numbers. If we didn't we would be innundated with calls at all times during the day ( and night)
  13. Krevnik macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2003
    Nope, it is a 'bug' of sorts with the iPhone's parser that turns strings into clickable links for phone numbers.
  14. NavyWings macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2006
    *67 issue

    I tried *67 and it worked fine. IPhone was set to show ID. My issue is displaying my ID on a per call basis when iPhone is set to block its ID. If I use *82 in front of the number and the iPhone is set to block ID, my call still goes out as a restricted number. This kind of refutes the claim that it's a character conversion issue in the iPhone. My guess is the general setting overrides the individual call setting.
  15. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2006
    Sounds like the only option you have is to remember the number you read in the text, go to the phone app and manually dial the number, but add *67 to the beginning of the number when you manually enter it in.

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