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How can I selectively unmask my screen identity to some of my cell phone contacts ?


My cell phone number is confidential and of course, my name is never directly revealed to my contacts. Many people, like myself, do not like calls from confidential numbers, since it's a trick used for phone solicitation to get people to answer their phone... just in case! Well, I would like to remove this feature for the people I trust for keeping my number confidential. Is that possible at all? I mean, can I have a selective confidentiality filter or any process that would show my name on the screen when I call certain people ? And I want to keep the Koodo confidentiality feature.

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Userlevel 1
I don't think you can unmask screen identity to some of your cell phone contacts, because you added the Koodo confidentiality feature (restricted number) that will hide your number when you call any person, (Koodo is showing only numbers, it does not show names)
Userlevel 6
If you remove the restriction you then just use #31# manually for those who you don't trust and your number will not be shown.
Userlevel 6
Chris Petersens wrote:

If you remove the restriction you then just use #31# manually for those who you don't trust and y...

If you're restricting your outbound call display with the free add-on that Koodo offers you can selectively display your number on a per call basis by dialing *31# with HSPA and *82 with CDMA before the number. (No need to remove the feature.) But if you're using an internal phone feature to disable outbound call display I'm not sure if you can selectively enable call display.
Chris Petersens wrote:

If you remove the restriction you then just use #31# manually for those who you don't trust and y...

Sorry for my cell phone illiteracy, but ... what on Earth are HSPA and CDMA? I mean, not the acronyms which I can Google easily, but the short version of what I should know about them and what I am using right now (I have a quite basic plan, so, it's probably the cheapest of the two :-))
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Chris Petersens wrote:

If you remove the restriction you then just use #31# manually for those who you don't trust and y...

Forget CDMA. It's "old" technology for netwrks. Kooso doesn't even sell phones anymore for that network. HSPA is the "new" network type that most carriers use around the world. Neither of them have an impact on the type of plans you have though.
Userlevel 6
Chris Petersens wrote:

If you remove the restriction you then just use #31# manually for those who you don't trust and y...

Koodo might not sell CDMA phones for the majority of its coverage area, but they're still sold to customers in Northern Ontario and Manitoba. Plus, there are plenty of customers still using CDMA (myself included) so I wouldn't rule out checking if CDMA is the technology being used. But to answer your question Richard, the easiest way to tell the difference is: HSPA phones have SIM cards, CDMA phones don't.
Userlevel 2
Hey Richard, our outbound call display does not display the name. ________________________ If you see a good answer, give it a star.
You're right, I'm sorry, I meant my phone number, which provides my identity, of course !

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