How to Block Caller ID in the UK
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When calling a number in the UK, the person you're contacting may be able to see your number on her cell phone or landline display screen. You can mask your number, however, by inputting a few digits before you make a call, putting the call through the operator or requesting a permanent block.
Press "141" before you enter the full telephone number of the person you're calling. This is the UK equivalent of pressing "_67" in the U.S. to hide caller display. If you're phoning the UK from the U.S., then use "_67" to hide your ID. However, this method is single-use only. The next time you make a call from the same phone and want to hide the ID, you need to enter "141."
- When calling a number in the UK, the person you're contacting may be able to see your number on her cell phone or landline display screen.
- If you're phoning the UK from the U.S., then use "_67" to hide your ID.
Dial "100" from a UK land line to connect with a UK telephone operator and request to be transferred to a UK number. It will show up as a different number at the other end. In the U.S., dial "0" to reach the operator.
Contact your telephone service and ask for a permanent block on your caller ID. Most networks should be able to comply.
- Using "141" to hide your number doesn't work on all UK cell phones. Some use "#31#" instead. Check with your provider.
Based near London, U.K., Peter Mitchell has been a journalist and copywriter for over eight years. Credits include stories for "The Guardian" and the BBC. Mitchell is an experienced player and coach for basketball and soccer teams, and has written articles on nutrition, health and fitness. He has a First Class Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) from Bristol University.