Phone features (and their star codes)

Phone features (and their star codes)

A list of phone features I occasionally need to know, all gathered into one place. Why don't they list this in the front of the phone book?

Anonymous Call Rejection

Incoming calls with Caller ID blocked receive a message telling them this line does not accept calls from callers who block their number. (Does not tell the caller how do do this!) (Monthly charge per line -- Free with Caller ID.)

Call Trace

Have the most recent calling number automatically recorded at Verizon's Unlawful Call Center. This can be used as evidence in court. (Per successful usage charge -- currently $1.00.)

Per Call Blocking

Blocks sending of name and phone number on outgoing individual call. Must be done for each call. (Free.)

You can test Per Call Blocking by trying it out on 800/562-5588. (If blocking is not working, you will get some repair service.)

Per Line Blocking

Blocks sending of name and phone number on outgoing all calls from this line. Must be undone on a per call basis to contact people with Anonymous Call Rejection. (Free.)

You can test Per Line Blocking by trying it out on 800/562-5588. (If blocking is not working, you will get some repair service.)
This page last updated August 2, 2004.