Selectively Unblock Calls for Certain Contacts

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franklfr
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Selectively Unblock Calls for Certain Contacts

Post by franklfr » Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:14 am

We normally have our outgoing number (caller id) blocked, but I'd love to automatically unblock our number for certain calls (e.g. to friends and family) that reside in our contact list. For example, that way I can tell if my wife is calling from home to my cell or work phone, for example.

Thanks!

tags: call, caller id, outgoing, outbound, block, blocking, blocked, hidden, hide, contacts

whn
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Re: Selectively Unblock Calls for Certain Contacts

Post by whn » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:43 am

great idea

right now , I have these certain numbers in my address book as

*82 and the number


that way they know its me calling.


all others the ID is blocked

PTS
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Re: Selectively Unblock Calls for Certain Contacts

Post by PTS » Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:50 pm

I came here to request this feature and already found this thread. We would like this feature too!

Thanks Ooma.

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ktinca
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Re: Selectively Unblock Calls for Certain Contacts

Post by ktinca » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:12 pm

If you have default to block your outgoing caller ID:
Dial *82 in front any the number you want and the call will be unblocked for that call

If you have default in my to allow your outgoing caller ID :
Dial *67 in front of any number to block your caller id for that call.

Dial *70 in front of any number to disable call waiting for that call.

SUMMARY of codes:
*67 Block caller ID
*82 Enable caller ID
*70 Disable call waiting
*69 Call return
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MattyGit
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Re: Selectively Unblock Calls for Certain Contacts

Post by MattyGit » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:22 am

I use the *82 to unblock calls frequently with no problem... however, I cannot save the command as a prefix to a saved contact. When saved in Ooma contacts, the entry drops the asterisk.

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