What causes a phonecall to be deisgnated "Blocked"?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 12GA, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. 12GA macrumors member

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    Occassionally my 1st gen iPhone will receive a phone call and the display will read "Blocked". Is this the result of the caller having done something to block identification of their number, or some feature of ATT? :confused:
     
  2. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    It's either the caller manually blocking the number, or the caller calling from a private number.

    My cell phone number has been private for the almost 11 years I've had it. I have *82 in front of all my contact numbers, but if I just dial direct, it would show as blocked or private.

    It was that way when I got my first cell phone, and since I've been with Verizon ever since, I've kept it that way.

    I can't remember the code to block non-private numbers, but it's the same format: *xx.
     
  3. ubersalad macrumors 6502a

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    *67 from land line.

    Next time, try Yahoo Answers...they have answers to these types of questions.
     
  4. viggen61 macrumors 6502

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    Sometimes it's a setting on the phone, sometimes it's a feature you can turn on with your carrier.

    I can't see it on the iPhone tips site, but I dug it up here: Blocking your phone #.

    :apple::apple:
     

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