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How to Use Caller ID Block

Caller ID Block prevents the subscriber's phone number and name from appearing on the called party's Caller ID display unit. When a customer subscribes to Caller ID Blocking, it remains active on the line. Instead of the customer's name/ phone number being displayed on the Caller ID, the called party sees "P," "Private," or "Anonymous" on their display units.

Caller ID Block may be temporarily disabled in order to call someone who has Anonymous Call Rejection on their line.

If the called party subscribes to Anonymous Call Rejection, the subscriber's call will not be completed because this feature denies calls from Private or Anonymous callers.

To temporarily disable Caller ID Block

  1. Lift receiver and listen for dial tone.
  2. Dial *82.
  3. Listen for the tone.
  4. Dial the telephone number you wish to call.
  5. The subscriber's name will appear on the caller ID of the called party.
  6. After hanging up, Caller ID Block automatically reactivates.

*The availability of services, pricing and offerings displayed on are for residential NEW RCN customers only. Commercial and business pricing and service offerings differ. Other restrictions may apply. Service offerings are contingent upon RCN verification that the specific address covered by the service request is an RCN serviceable location. Prices do not include taxes, franchise fees or other surcharges. Learn more about taxes and surcharges. Services and pricing are subject to change. All prices exclude taxes, surcharges, fees and equipment. At the end of your promotional period, standard rates apply. Services are subject to RCN’s customer terms and conditions, online shopping terms and conditions, and other applicable terms and conditions.

Not all phone services are available in all areas. Calls to international countries will be rated on a per-minute basis. RCN does not provide Caller ID equipment. Additional charges apply to new or moved phone jacks and may apply to additional cable jacks as well as custom or non-standard installation work. Other restrictions may apply.

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