Caller ID displays the caller's phone number (for all unblocked numbers) on your phone. It may also show the name of the person if it’s already been stored in your phone's memory. Caller ID is included with all plans.
Other enhanced Caller ID services display the name, picture, city or state for incoming and / or outgoing calls:
Caller ID Blocking blocks your number from being displayed through Caller ID either permanently or temporarily. It’s a free service.
Note: You can’t block your number from appearing when calling certain numbers, such as 800 numbers and 911.
Caller ID Blocking protects your privacy by not displaying your phone number to the people you call.Back to top
You have the option to block Caller ID either temporarily or permanently.
To block your number from being displayed temporarily for a specific call:
To deactivate Caller ID Blocking for a specific number:
To activate Caller ID Blocking on all calls:
Yes, you can block calls using our Call and Message Blocking feature in My Verizon, or by subscribing to Verizon FamilyBase™. Call and Message Blocking is a temporary feature that lasts up to 90 days. After this period, the block has to be reapplied. For a permanent solution, subscribe to FamilyBase service.Back to top
Yes, if you subscribe to Verizon FamilyBase, you can block a restricted number from calling you. To block a restricted, unavailable, or private number from calling you:
No, this information isn’t available for privacy reasons. "Unavailable" will display instead of a phone number.Back to top
Yes. Text and multimedia messages can be blocked, please call Customer Service at (800) 922-0204.
If you want to only block multimedia messages (picture and video, not text):