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    Default How make S5 NOT show my number on calls......

    We need to turn OFF the display of the phone's number on outgoing calls.

    I've found several things on the Internet that show how to do this........
    They ALL (so far) send me into phone/settings/calls then tell me to select "MORE SETTINGS" I DO NOT have a "more settings". I have an "additional settings" where that would be, but all that's in there is TTY mode and Hearing aids.

    How do I turn on and off the display of the phone number when making calls?
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    Default Re: How make S5 NOT show my number on calls......

    I know this is not what you want to hear, but if it's not there, it's not possible. I'm guessing your phone is carrier-branded, in which case either the carrier removed this feature from the ROM or it just doesn't support it. These Additional Options are tied to the carrier's capabilities.

    Under Additional Settings you should see the Caller ID option IF it wasn't removed by your carrier or if its supported by it (in case you're using a factory-unlocked version).
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    Default Re: How make S5 NOT show my number on calls......

    Quote Originally Posted by dkperez View Post
    We need to turn OFF the display of the phone's number on outgoing calls.

    I've found several things on the Internet that show how to do this........
    They ALL (so far) send me into phone/settings/calls then tell me to select "MORE SETTINGS" I DO NOT have a "more settings". I have an "additional settings" where that would be, but all that's in there is TTY mode and Hearing aids.

    How do I turn on and off the display of the phone number when making calls?
    This is how I do it. (AT&T)
    Find "Accessibility" in the settings menu. Select sub category "More settings" - "answering and ending calls"
    Select "answering and ending calls" at the very top.
    Select "additional settings"
    At this point you may get an error message, but if you continue to try it will take you to another screen.
    Select "caller ID"
    Select "hide number"
    Good luck 👍

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    Default Re: How make S5 NOT show my number on calls......

    Quote Originally Posted by fblag46 View Post
    This is how I do it. (AT&T)
    Select "additional settings"
    At this point you may get an error message, but if you continue to try it will take you to another screen.
    Select "caller ID"
    This is what I mean. It's a CARRIER DEPENDENT feature. It actually loads this from the network info, which is why, if the network has a glitch or it can't communicate with it, it shows that error. But if the info is loaded and the network allows Caller ID control, then it will show there. If not, the carrier is not allowing the use of that feature, not the phone.
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    Default Re: How make S5 NOT show my number on calls......

    Wow, my Accessibility menu is TOTALLY different than yours......

    Please, PLEASE tell me Verizon DIDN'T do something as UTTERLY STUPID as to make it impossible for my wife NOT to broadcast her number to anyone she calls? 'Cause in her job, there is absolutely no way she can have her number get out to some of the people she has to call...
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    Default Re: How make S5 NOT show my number on calls......

    Caller ID really isn't a function of the phone, it's done in the network. I haven't tried but the bottom of this page tells how to turn on caller id blocking for verizon.
    Calling Features: Caller ID & Caller ID Blocking | Verizon Wireless
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    Default Re: How make S5 NOT show my number on calls......

    Quote Originally Posted by crabbz View Post
    Caller ID really isn't a function of the phone, it's done in the network. I haven't tried but the bottom of this page tells how to turn on caller id blocking for verizon.
    Calling Features: Caller ID & Caller ID Blocking | Verizon Wireless
    I remember seeing the option in the past but no where in My Verizon do I see an option to hide the number.

    If all else fails I guess she has to dial *67 prior to each call.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
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    Default Re: How make S5 NOT show my number on calls......

    On the current S5 after the update from yesterday.

    Settings
    Call
    More settings
    Caller ID

    you have 3 choices.

    Show number
    Hide number
    Use network default

    Hope it works. AT&T
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    Default Re: How make S5 NOT show my number on calls......

    Believe it or not, this feature doesn't exist on the phone with Verizon.... It's in the network. The pointer to "My Verizon" was right.......

    EXCEPT, it doesn't exist anywhere in the "Change Features". You actually have to CALL them, wade through all the crap, get someone on the phone, and have THEM turn it on... And then, there's no "display" "hide" or such. Just a line in the "Change Features" that says "Caller ID Block".......

    SO, in THEORY, it's resolved. We'll find out Tuesday. What a massive pain in the *** it is to get something that SHOULD be this trivial done.
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    Default Re: How make S5 NOT show my number on calls......

    Quote Originally Posted by dkperez View Post
    Believe it or not, this feature doesn't exist on the phone with Verizon.... It's in the network. The pointer to "My Verizon" was right.......

    EXCEPT, it doesn't exist anywhere in the "Change Features". You actually have to CALL them, wade through all the crap, get someone on the phone, and have THEM turn it on... And then, there's no "display" "hide" or such. Just a line in the "Change Features" that says "Caller ID Block".......

    SO, in THEORY, it's resolved. We'll find out Tuesday. What a massive pain in the *** it is to get something that SHOULD be this trivial done.
    They do understand you wanted to block her number, right? I'm sure you made it clear but I just want to throw it out there to make sure they didn't just disable Caller ID from working on her end.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon)
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    Default Re: How make S5 NOT show my number on calls......

    Does your wife have a 2nd phone for "normal" contacts that don't require blocked callerid? If not turning callerid off globally may result in a lot of no answers. I bet 2/3s of the people I call, including me, don't answer blocked calls.

    As shown in crabbz's link above you can block the callerid on a per-call basis on Verizon by prefixing it with *67.

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