The purpose of calling with a restricted cellphone number is to prevent identifying information about the caller from appearing to the recipient. A call placed using a restricted phone line prevents the caller's name and phone number from displaying. Restricted numbers protect privacy.Know More
According to federal regulations enforced by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), all states must provide the option of per call or per line blocking on landlines and most cellphone carriers also provide this service. To restrict the phone number from being revealed on an individual call, the caller dials *67 immediately before the 10-digit phone number.
If someone calls a company for any reason, the telephone number could be captured unless restricted. A company could use the telephone number in a variety of ways, including: making sales calls, matching against a database of names and addresses to mail advertisements or selling to direct marketing companies.
In some instances, a phone number will be displayed despite any restrictions. Calling numbers with the prefix of 800, 866, 877, 888 or 900 will allow capture of the phone number. Also, if a phone calls an emergency services line like 911 then all identifying caller information is displayed.
The FCC requires telemarketing companies to display accurate identifying information when making calls.Learn more about Public Records
The telephone code 0020 allows a caller from a country that has an exit code of 00 to make an international call to Egypt, which has the country code 20. When placing an international call, a caller needs to dial the exit code along with the country code.Full Answer >
Cellphone caller IDs may be restricted for different reasons such as a telemarketing company or a collection agency that uses a subscription service to mask its caller information. Callers may also dial a code before making a phone call to mask their caller ID, which then shows as restricted.Full Answer >
There is no government or official cellphone directory. There are a number of websites that offer search options by name or number, but the accuracy of these websites is mixed because they are based on public records.Full Answer >
Use the code *67 to block your number on caller ID. This code works for both mobile and landline phones. Contact your phone provider to inquire about a permanent line block, which hides your number automatically each time you make a call.Full Answer >