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If you have subscribed for an Unlisted Number (additional charge
) with your TBB service, you should be aware of the following:
•Your Primary TBB number will not be listed in the WhitePages phonebooks, either hardcopy or electronic (www.canada411.com).
NOTE: Even though you may not be subscribed to Unlisted Number, your number may still be unpublished. This can happen if your Primary Number is in a different Whitepages geographical region compared to your street address. Thus, for TECHNICAL reasons, it cannot be published. For example, you cannot live in Vancouver with a Primary number in Montreal and expect your number to show in either the Vancouver or Montreal phonebooks. This is because Vancouver cannot show an out-of-town (area code) phone number, and Montreal cannot show a listing for a Vancouver street address!Your TBB line has a particular form of Permanent Outgoing CallerID block. In other words, your TBB phone number never gets sent when you dial out; rather, Your CallerID is Masked (shows a dummy #) on the call recipients' Call Display.
You can override the "Masked Number", on a per call basis:
- To send your Primary TBB number in the Outgoing CLI, first dial *82 before dialing the telephone number.
- To block the Outgoing CLI (i.e. "private"), first dial *67 before dialing the telephone number.
Telcos generally have no interest in providing OUTGOING CALLER ID BLOCK since it would defeat the purpose of selling (Visual) CallerID. Furthermore, if there was a single one-time or monthly charge of $2.00 to BLOCK CLI, everyone would do this, and the CallerID feature - valuable to PSTN Telcos for $$$ revenue -- would become worthless!
For example, Bell Canada charges $2.00/mth to have an Unlisted number (white pages, canada411). However, Bell does NOT provide Permanent Outgoing Caller ID block - although they will block your name, they will NOT block your number, except on a per call basis (using *67 as shown above).
Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
I have a friend who has a Telus land line and has permanent Outgoing Caller ID block. It shows up as Private Name and no phone # on your system.
- Rogers also provides permanet outgoing caller id block and unlisting your #.
last modified: 2005-10-19 15:19:21