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Old 12-02-2008, 10:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is my first post so forgive anything that seems obvious. I am trying to remove my cell number from the phone screen. It shows up with every call I make. I have gone to the call log, selected options, and under "general options," I have selected NO for Show "My Number." I have saved, and even tried rebooting the phone, however, my number continues to show up with every call made.
Can anyone help me?
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What software version is your Bold running? Mine is .185 and when I say no to Show My Number it does not show my number.
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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<deleted> as my reply was incorrect.
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Are you trying to hide your caller ID? Because that is not going to do it. That will only hide it from your eyes. If you want to hide your number from the person you are calling, then dial *67 before the phone number.
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The option that you changed prevents your number from being displayed by caller ID on the phone you are calling. It is not meant to turn off the display of your own number on your own device. AFAIK there is no method to accomplish what you want to do.
That is not true. That option removes it from the call screen. You have to dial *67 to hide your caller ID from the other party.
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Are you trying to hide your caller ID? Because that is not going to do it. That will only hide it from your eyes. If you want to hide your number from the person you are calling, then dial *67 before the phone number.
Are you sure about this? I thought the complete reverse....
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No, I just did it. I pressed the call button, then Menu > Options > General Options, and changed Show "My Number" to No. Went back to the call screen and my number was gone. I dialed my other phone and my caller ID still showed up. You have to press *67 to block your caller ID.
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No, I just did it. I pressed the call button, then Menu > Options > General Options, and changed Show "My Number" to No. Went back to the call screen and my number was gone. I dialed my other phone and my caller ID still showed up. You have to press *67 to block your caller ID.
Gotcha... Thanks. My incorrect reply has been removed.
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Thank you for the responses. I am NOT trying to remove my number from other people seeing it when I call them. That is a different issue and a different setting. Actually, you do not really have to dial *67 before the number you are dialing as there is an option in your settings to block your caller ID.
I am trying to remove my number from showing up on my own screen when I call out.
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Gotcha... Thanks. My incorrect reply has been removed.
no wonder I was confused reading... you should have leave it there or its hard to read the thread.. It's okay to be wrong
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no wonder I was confused reading... you should have leave it there or its hard to read the thread.. It's okay to be wrong
But I don't want to mislead anyone either... I enjoy being wrong. It gives me a chance to learn
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Thank you for the responses. I am NOT trying to remove my number from other people seeing it when I call them. That is a different issue and a different setting. Actually, you do not really have to dial *67 before the number you are dialing as there is an option in your settings to block your caller ID.
I am trying to remove my number from showing up on my own screen when I call out.
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options - advanced options -- sim card -- phone number --- and delete your number there ---- save
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:22 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Actually, you do not really have to dial *67 before the number you are dialing as there is an option in your settings to block your caller ID.
Where is this option? I've never seen it...would be nice...
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Old 12-02-2008, 01:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Phone Options>General Options>Restrict My Identity - Yes

At least that's how it works on my Curve with 4.5....

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Apoth is correct, you can restrict your caller ID from the "Phone Options-General Options-Restrict My Identity" by Default this is set to "Network Determined"
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Phone Options>General Options>Restrict My Identity - Yes

At least that's how it works on my Curve with 4.5....
I just did that and then called my other phone. My caller ID still showed up. This must be a netwok specified feature.
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I have always wondered why there is an option for show my number. Can you explain why it bothers you? Just curious.
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I can't speak for the OP but it irks me because I already know my number, so why keep showing it to me?
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