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Old 11-27-2007, 05:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I searched but couldnt find the answer I was looking for-
First off I am on verizon and have an 8830

When I had a normal cell phone I had verizon block my number to all outside calls. So in my phone book I would enter friends numbers as *826175551234 so the *82 would let them know I was calling. This works fine on the blackberry also

When I set up my address book I entered friends and family numbers as *82etc....But when my contacts call or text me there name doesnt show on my caller id, just there number. Is there a way around this other than taking the *82 off everyones name in my address book? Basically I want my number permanetly blocked unless its somebody I know. Hope this makes sense,
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Old 11-27-2007, 07:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nope, if you set it up like that the BB's caller id is based on the number listed in the address book.
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Old 11-27-2007, 07:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd try this:

Add your friend, "Joe" - In one field, put *82555-555-555 - in another number field, put 555-555-5555. That way, when you go to call him, you can use the outgoing first one (that includes the *82), but, when he text's you, it should still pull from the address book and know that it's Joe texting instead of just his number.

It's worth a shot!
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'd try this:

Add your friend, "Joe" - In one field, put *82555-555-555 - in another number field, put 555-555-5555. That way, when you go to call him, you can use the outgoing first one (that includes the *82), but, when he text's you, it should still pull from the address book and know that it's Joe texting instead of just his number.

It's worth a shot!
Yep, that's how I do it.
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Maybe this doesn't matter for some, but....

I thought I read someplace that if you block your outgoing CID, then Verizon to Verizon calls are treated as off network calls and your minutes are used.
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I have my number blocked as well but calls show the caller even when callers are listed as *82.......... (I use berry-a-code - though that likely does not matter). Most of these callers also have specific ring-tones.

I use the "other" phone field to type in the phone number without the *82 because I can't text those users with the *82 number. So when I SMS - I do so to "Other"
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Maybe this doesn't matter for some, but....

I thought I read someplace that if you block your outgoing CID, then Verizon to Verizon calls are treated as off network calls and your minutes are used.
This was the case until about a year ago. It was that the person with the blocked number would use VZW to VZW minutes however the person that got the private call would use regular minutes.

VZW has since fixed. All calls between VZW customers are free (assuming you have that included in rate plan) even if a number is blocked.
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