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Any charge to *67 on phone?

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Any charge to *67 on phone?

I'm wondering if there is a charge for putting *67 in front of the phone.
I believe this is to block your number from others.

Cellphone or landline.

Thanks!
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remember tho, some newer phones do not use this feature. i know my W800 thru rogers does not. *67 does nothing when dialing a number.

instead there is a setting in the phone, that u have to turn on/off i u want to show/hide ur number from other people
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I have a w810i

is the builtin phone feature free?

also is *31# free?
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I agree that privacy issues should make this free.

However - Rogers Home Phone subscribers are noticing an upsetting charge on their monthly bills starting in January. I haven't got mine yet, but from posts on other sites, Rogers Home Phone is now charging $0.95 per use when you dial *67.

Rogers has confirmed (not posted on their website yet) via email that this is now going to be a standard charge unless you subscribe to their $4/month plan to permanently block your number.

Isn't there some regulation that makes them required to provide *67 for free? I'm trying to find it. A complaint was put into the CRTC but they have responded that they have no jurisdiction over Rogers Home Phone because they are classified as a Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs).

There was a ruling by the CRTC that says Bell must provide *67 free of charge but apparently Rogers is exempt from this and is now charging as of this month (with no notice to customers).

Is there anything that prevents them from being able to do this?
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sillysimms wrote:
Feb 5th, 2008 12:33 am
I agree that privacy issues should make this free.

However - Rogers Home Phone subscribers are noticing an upsetting charge on their monthly bills starting in January. I haven't got mine yet, but from posts on other sites, Rogers Home Phone is now charging $0.95 per use when you dial *67.

Rogers has confirmed (not posted on their website yet) via email that this is now going to be a standard charge unless you subscribe to their $4/month plan to permanently block your number.

Isn't there some regulation that makes them required to provide *67 for free? I'm trying to find it. A complaint was put into the CRTC but they have responded that they have no jurisdiction over Rogers Home Phone because they are classified as a Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs).

There was a ruling by the CRTC that says Bell must provide *67 free of charge but apparently Rogers is exempt from this and is now charging as of this month (with no notice to customers).

Is there anything that prevents them from being able to do this?
thats *69, not *67, call return feature is completely different
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Paolo wrote:
Feb 5th, 2008 10:01 am
thats *69, not *67, call return feature is completely different
They have always charged for *69 but without any notice for some inexplicable reason, they are now charging $0.95 per use for *67 to block your number on a per call basis and this has been confirmed via email from a Rogers representative.

There's a thread going about it here:
http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=79680

I have seen a couple other complaints about this on the internet and it appears to have just started in January. Isn't there something that can be done about this because of privacy issues?
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I don't understand why people use Rogers Home Phone when it cost more than POTS and less reliable.
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elty wrote:
Feb 5th, 2008 2:20 pm
I don't understand why people use Rogers Home Phone when it cost more than POTS and less reliable.
We have the POTS from Rogers. We were former Sprint customers and automatically were transferred to Rogers when they bought Sprint. They keep trying to get us to switch but we aren't interested. However if they continue to charge for *67 they are the only landline telephone company that is doing this and we will be switching to another company.
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I think it's only on landline phones as a feature. Never have used it on my cell phone but they charge for everything else.
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Gee wrote:
Feb 5th, 2008 7:01 pm
Both #31# phone number and *31# phone number should work.
so it's free to get #31# but not *67?
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