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How to block private status incoming calls

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by Chuck Drake, Aug 20, 2004.

  1. Chuck Drake

    Chuck Drake Guest

    Anyone know how to do this?? I know how to keep my number from appearing on
    the phone I am calling, but is there anyway to block incoming calls marked
    private?? By this I mean that they would get a message stating I do not
    accept calls marked private plz turn off the private status and call again.



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  2. Number 6

    Number 6 Guest

    "Chuck Drake" <drakechuck@insightbb.com> wrote in message
    news:lRuVc.198418$eM2.46798@attbi_s51...
    > Anyone know how to do this?? I know how to keep my number from appearing

    on
    > the phone I am calling, but is there anyway to block incoming calls marked
    > private?? By this I mean that they would get a message stating I do not
    > accept calls marked private plz turn off the private status and call

    again.
    >
    >


    The only way to block them is to not answer them.
    1 person likes this.
  3. Ralph

    Ralph Guest

    "Chuck Drake" <drakechuck@insightbb.com> wrote in message
    news:lRuVc.198418$eM2.46798@attbi_s51...
    > Anyone know how to do this?? I know how to keep my number from appearing

    on
    > the phone I am calling, but is there anyway to block incoming calls marked
    > private?? By this I mean that they would get a message stating I do not
    > accept calls marked private plz turn off the private status and call

    again.


    I emailed customer service that same question a week ago there response was
    sorry you can't do that.
    Seems to work fine on my land line though.
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 28, 2009
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Guest

    "Chuck Drake" <drakechuck@insightbb.com> wrote in message
    news:lRuVc.198418$eM2.46798@attbi_s51...
    > Anyone know how to do this?? I know how to keep my number from appearing

    on
    > the phone I am calling, but is there anyway to block incoming calls marked
    > private?? By this I mean that they would get a message stating I do not
    > accept calls marked private plz turn off the private status and call

    again.


    I emailed customer service that same question a week ago there response was
    sorry you can't do that.
    Seems to work fine on my land line though.
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 28, 2009
  5. On Fri, 20 Aug 2004 22:23:13 GMT, "Chuck Drake"
    <drakechuck@insightbb.com> wrote:

    >Anyone know how to do this?? I know how to keep my number from appearing on
    >the phone I am calling, but is there anyway to block incoming calls marked
    >private?? By this I mean that they would get a message stating I do not
    >accept calls marked private plz turn off the private status and call again.
    >


    It's by no means fool proof, but it works for me.

    I only give out my main home phone number. I have Call Forward No
    Answer and Call Forward Busy Line on my line, as well as Anonymous
    Call Reject. All calls ring here at the house, which allows ACR to
    filter out the Private calls, but will still allow the ocassional
    Unavailable call to come through. I just let VM take care of those.

    If I don't want someone's call to ring through to my cell, I give them
    one of my Ring Master numbers. Calls to htose numbers will get go to
    my answering machine at home or will ring busy, but will never forward
    to the cell, as calls to my main number will do.
  6. On Fri, 20 Aug 2004 22:23:13 GMT, "Chuck Drake"
    <drakechuck@insightbb.com> wrote:

    >Anyone know how to do this?? I know how to keep my number from appearing on
    >the phone I am calling, but is there anyway to block incoming calls marked
    >private?? By this I mean that they would get a message stating I do not
    >accept calls marked private plz turn off the private status and call again.
    >


    It's by no means fool proof, but it works for me.

    I only give out my main home phone number. I have Call Forward No
    Answer and Call Forward Busy Line on my line, as well as Anonymous
    Call Reject. All calls ring here at the house, which allows ACR to
    filter out the Private calls, but will still allow the ocassional
    Unavailable call to come through. I just let VM take care of those.

    If I don't want someone's call to ring through to my cell, I give them
    one of my Ring Master numbers. Calls to htose numbers will get go to
    my answering machine at home or will ring busy, but will never forward
    to the cell, as calls to my main number will do.
  7. Quick

    Quick Guest

    The Ghost of General Lee wrote:
    > On Fri, 20 Aug 2004 22:23:13 GMT, "Chuck Drake"
    > <drakechuck@insightbb.com> wrote:
    >
    >> Anyone know how to do this?? I know how to keep my number from
    >> appearing on the phone I am calling, but is there anyway to block
    >> incoming calls marked private?? By this I mean that they would get a
    >> message stating I do not accept calls marked private plz turn off
    >> the private status and call again.
    >>

    >
    > It's by no means fool proof, but it works for me.
    >
    > I only give out my main home phone number. I have Call Forward No
    > Answer and Call Forward Busy Line on my line, as well as Anonymous
    > Call Reject. All calls ring here at the house, which allows ACR to
    > filter out the Private calls, but will still allow the ocassional
    > Unavailable call to come through. I just let VM take care of those.
    >
    > If I don't want someone's call to ring through to my cell, I give them
    > one of my Ring Master numbers. Calls to htose numbers will get go to
    > my answering machine at home or will ring busy, but will never forward
    > to the cell, as calls to my main number will do.


    I think it's been 2 years or more now with PacBell (SBC) that
    I've had ACR. On the features part of the bill they charge for
    it and on the credits part of the bill they credit it back -- my
    switch doesn't support it...yet. You would think that in San Jose
    they would have gotten around to upgrading the switch?

    -Quick
  8. Quick

    Quick Guest

    The Ghost of General Lee wrote:
    > On Fri, 20 Aug 2004 22:23:13 GMT, "Chuck Drake"
    > <drakechuck@insightbb.com> wrote:
    >
    >> Anyone know how to do this?? I know how to keep my number from
    >> appearing on the phone I am calling, but is there anyway to block
    >> incoming calls marked private?? By this I mean that they would get a
    >> message stating I do not accept calls marked private plz turn off
    >> the private status and call again.
    >>

    >
    > It's by no means fool proof, but it works for me.
    >
    > I only give out my main home phone number. I have Call Forward No
    > Answer and Call Forward Busy Line on my line, as well as Anonymous
    > Call Reject. All calls ring here at the house, which allows ACR to
    > filter out the Private calls, but will still allow the ocassional
    > Unavailable call to come through. I just let VM take care of those.
    >
    > If I don't want someone's call to ring through to my cell, I give them
    > one of my Ring Master numbers. Calls to htose numbers will get go to
    > my answering machine at home or will ring busy, but will never forward
    > to the cell, as calls to my main number will do.


    I think it's been 2 years or more now with PacBell (SBC) that
    I've had ACR. On the features part of the bill they charge for
    it and on the credits part of the bill they credit it back -- my
    switch doesn't support it...yet. You would think that in San Jose
    they would have gotten around to upgrading the switch?

    -Quick
  9. On Tue, 24 Aug 2004 16:03:37 -0700, "Quick"
    <quick7135-news@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote:

    >I think it's been 2 years or more now with PacBell (SBC) that
    >I've had ACR. On the features part of the bill they charge for
    >it and on the credits part of the bill they credit it back -- my
    >switch doesn't support it...yet. You would think that in San Jose
    >they would have gotten around to upgrading the switch?


    I've had BellSouth's Complete Choice package (which includes almost
    all of their features, except for VM) for almost 10 years now, and
    this is on a switch that didn't even support touch tone until 1982.
    I'd say BS has done some upgrading in the last 20 years.:)
  10. On Tue, 24 Aug 2004 16:03:37 -0700, "Quick"
    <quick7135-news@NOSPAMyahoo.com> wrote:

    >I think it's been 2 years or more now with PacBell (SBC) that
    >I've had ACR. On the features part of the bill they charge for
    >it and on the credits part of the bill they credit it back -- my
    >switch doesn't support it...yet. You would think that in San Jose
    >they would have gotten around to upgrading the switch?


    I've had BellSouth's Complete Choice package (which includes almost
    all of their features, except for VM) for almost 10 years now, and
    this is on a switch that didn't even support touch tone until 1982.
    I'd say BS has done some upgrading in the last 20 years.:)
  11. SmartyPants

    SmartyPants Guest

    > Anyone know how to do this??

    This is not really blocking, but it works. I set the ringer for anonymous
    calls to a unique song in my LG 4400. When that song rings, I send it to
    voice mail by pressing the outside button. If it was important, I receive a
    voice mail in a minute. If not, no biggie.
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  12. SmartyPants

    SmartyPants Guest

    > Anyone know how to do this??

    This is not really blocking, but it works. I set the ringer for anonymous
    calls to a unique song in my LG 4400. When that song rings, I send it to
    voice mail by pressing the outside button. If it was important, I receive a
    voice mail in a minute. If not, no biggie.
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  13. Elector

    Elector Guest

    If it is anything like the regular telephone option I think it is *77
    which makes the caller receive a message of " This party does not
    accept private calls. Please press *82 and then the number to reach
    this party" You do however have to have it active on your telephone
    account.

    Elector
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 28, 2009
  14. On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 10:34:09 GMT, "Elector" <elector@my-deja.com>
    wrote:

    >If it is anything like the regular telephone option I think it is *77
    >which makes the caller receive a message of " This party does not
    >accept private calls.


    I tried calling *77 and I got a message saying the number "cannot be
    completed with your personalized service plan." I called VZW CS and
    asked if ACR was available. The CSR said it wasn't and that she
    looked and didn't see where they have *77 dedicated for any purpose in
    their system.

    Someone (maybe Product Marketing & Development) must have activated it
    for some future use, else I would not have received that particular
    message. Maybe ACR is going to be available soon. FWIW, she said it
    was one of the most requested services to be added.
  15. On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 10:34:09 GMT, "Elector" <elector@my-deja.com>
    wrote:

    >If it is anything like the regular telephone option I think it is *77
    >which makes the caller receive a message of " This party does not
    >accept private calls.


    I tried calling *77 and I got a message saying the number "cannot be
    completed with your personalized service plan." I called VZW CS and
    asked if ACR was available. The CSR said it wasn't and that she
    looked and didn't see where they have *77 dedicated for any purpose in
    their system.

    Someone (maybe Product Marketing & Development) must have activated it
    for some future use, else I would not have received that particular
    message. Maybe ACR is going to be available soon. FWIW, she said it
    was one of the most requested services to be added.
  16. Roger Binns

    Roger Binns Guest

    >> If it is anything like the regular telephone option I think it is *77
    >> which makes the caller receive a message of " This party does not
    >> accept private calls.


    I solve that by having a silent ringtone for anonymous calls.

    Roger
  17. Roger Binns

    Roger Binns Guest

    >> If it is anything like the regular telephone option I think it is *77
    >> which makes the caller receive a message of " This party does not
    >> accept private calls.


    I solve that by having a silent ringtone for anonymous calls.

    Roger
  18. Elector

    Elector Guest

    "The Ghost of General Lee" <ghost@general.lee> wrote in message
    news:uceqi0lhv88tkn2o1takbcg1umatkgl646@4ax.com...
    > On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 10:34:09 GMT, "Elector" <elector@my-deja.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>If it is anything like the regular telephone option I think it is *77
    >>which makes the caller receive a message of " This party does not
    >>accept private calls.

    >
    > I tried calling *77 and I got a message saying the number "cannot be
    > completed with your personalized service plan." I called VZW CS and
    > asked if ACR was available. The CSR said it wasn't and that she
    > looked and didn't see where they have *77 dedicated for any purpose in
    > their system.
    >
    > Someone (maybe Product Marketing & Development) must have activated it
    > for some future use, else I would not have received that particular
    > message. Maybe ACR is going to be available soon. FWIW, she said it
    > was one of the most requested services to be added.
    >


    I have the service on my home phone. Not my cellular. My point was that
    Verizon Wireless can or could have the same function on the cellular as they
    do on the home users if they wanted.

    Elector
  19. Elector

    Elector Guest

    "The Ghost of General Lee" <ghost@general.lee> wrote in message
    news:uceqi0lhv88tkn2o1takbcg1umatkgl646@4ax.com...
    > On Wed, 25 Aug 2004 10:34:09 GMT, "Elector" <elector@my-deja.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>If it is anything like the regular telephone option I think it is *77
    >>which makes the caller receive a message of " This party does not
    >>accept private calls.

    >
    > I tried calling *77 and I got a message saying the number "cannot be
    > completed with your personalized service plan." I called VZW CS and
    > asked if ACR was available. The CSR said it wasn't and that she
    > looked and didn't see where they have *77 dedicated for any purpose in
    > their system.
    >
    > Someone (maybe Product Marketing & Development) must have activated it
    > for some future use, else I would not have received that particular
    > message. Maybe ACR is going to be available soon. FWIW, she said it
    > was one of the most requested services to be added.
    >


    I have the service on my home phone. Not my cellular. My point was that
    Verizon Wireless can or could have the same function on the cellular as they
    do on the home users if they wanted.

    Elector
  20. On Thu, 26 Aug 2004 12:16:38 GMT, "Elector" <elector@my-deja.com>
    wrote:

    >I have the service on my home phone. Not my cellular. My point was that
    >Verizon Wireless can or could have the same function on the cellular as they
    >do on the home users if they wanted.


    At any rate, your point proved productive. It proved the code has
    been reserved (damn what the CSR's are being told), and ACR could very
    well be on the HZN for VZW.;-)

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