Have you received your Verizon bill and seen the number 999-999-9999? Maybe it shows that you or your husband sent a text to 999-999-9999? Now you’re wondering to whom this number belongs or what it’s for.
Simply put, when you see the number 999-999-9999 in your bill, it means that particular number is unavailable and could not be captured. For more recent (within 24 to 48 hours) calls you may have had and are seeing 999-999-9999, it may be that the number hasn’t been captured yet. Eventually, it may be resolved, and you will see the actual number. However, if the phone number that called has caller ID blocking enabled, the call can’t be captured.
For text, it can occur when it is sent from an email or computer (an automated message). Also, it could happen if the text was from a phone number that has more than 10 digits or a shortcode. Have you seen something like WhatsApp 999-999-9999 on your text log? These can be used to denote an automated text from WhatsApp and not from an actual 10-digit phone number. Note that shortcodes are not real phone numbers; for example, 40404 from Twitter.
Now you may be wondering if you can delete calls or text logs from your phone bill. You might also want to know how to block your caller ID from showing every time you call. Keep reading this article for more information.
Can I Delete Calls From My Phone Bill?
Deleting calls from your phone bill is quite an impossible feat. You can delete the call history logs, but they are only deleted from your device. To delete calls from your phone bill, you may have to call your service provider or telecom company, but even then, there is no guarantee.
There are laws and regulations in place that require telecom companies to keep accurate records of calls and other data for a period of time. Not doing so could result in a loss of their operations license. Contact your service provider to find out if you can delete calls from your bill or how long it takes before they’ll be deleted from their servers.
How Do I Hide Text Messages on My Verizon Phone Bill?
The best way to hide SMS text messages so they don’t appear on your Verizon phone bill is to not use the service. This is because mobile service providers usually need to have accurate records of such data. The same thing applies to call logs.
If you’re using SMS, it is highly unlikely that you can hide such information. However, using end-to-end encryption platforms like Telegram will ensure that your messages are secure and won’t show up on your phone bill.
How to block Caller ID temporarily?
If you want to block your caller ID from showing when you place a call, here’s how to do so temporarily.
- Dial *67.
- Next, type the number you want to call (area code included).
- Now place the call.
On the receiver’s phone, it should display “Private” or “Anonymous” and not your number. However, it doesn’t apply to calls made to 911.
How to temporarily unblock Caller ID to call a number?
If you want to unblock Caller ID so it will be displayed for a particular recipient, use the steps below:
- Dial *82.
- Next, type the number you want to call.
- Now, place the call as the Caller ID block will be disabled for the number you want to call.
How to block Caller ID on Verizon for all calls?
To block your Caller ID from showing on every call as a Verizon user, you can use the My Verizon app or go to the website.
If you’re using the Verizon app, follow these steps:
- Go to the menu
- Next, go to “Plans & Devices.”
- Next, locate the device you want to block the caller ID on and select View details.
- Now, select the “Block specific services” option.
- Next, locate the Caller ID block option and flick the switch. When it shows green, it means it has been turned on.
On the website:
- Navigate to the Manage Blocks page.
- Select Block Services.
- Next, find the Caller ID Blocking option and turn it on.
Note: To be able to block or unblock Caller ID, you need to be the account owner or manager. Also, if you have multiple lines linked to your account, you will have to select the one you want to block Caller ID for.
Can I Block Calls or Texts From A Restricted Number?
Yes, you can block calls or texts from restricted numbers. Recall that if you see something like “WhatsApp 999-999-9999” on your phone bill, it could be a text notification from WhatsApp. You can block such texts and calls depending on your Internet service provider.