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Why Use *67?

Now a common feature on most home phones and virtually all mobile devices, caller ID gives us the ability to screen calls and avoid annoying friends or pesky telemarketers. An obvious downside to this functionality is that anonymity when placing a call is now a thing of the past. Fortunately, vertical service codes like *67 can come in handy if you need to call people who you don"t necessarily want to call you back. For example, if you need to call a business client after work hours from your personal phone, you might not want them to have that number. Just keep in mind that some people choose to block hidden or private numbers from calling them automatically, in which case your call won"t go through if you use *67.

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How to Use Other Popular Vertical Service Codes

The following vertical service codes work with most popular providers. Check with your phone company if a particular code is not working as expected.


*60: Provides the ability to block a specific number.*66: Continuously dials a busy number until the line becomes free.*69: Useful from a landline that does not have caller ID, this code dials the last number that called you.*70: Temporarily deactivates the call waiting feature.*72: Enables call forwarding on a landline.

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*77: Enables anonymous call rejection, which only allows incoming calls from people who reveal their number.