AT&T All In One: Call Screening Features

 

Features and Benefits

With AT&T Call Screening, you can see who's calling before you answer the phone. It gives you the ability to prepare for important calls and skip those that are not so important.

Take control of your business phone calls with these powerful calling feature options:

Anonymous Call Rejection (ACR)

AT&T Anonymous Call Rejection automatically rejects calls from people who intentionally block delivery of their calling party name and/or number. When purchasing Caller ID service, this feature is automatically placed on your business line.

  • To activate Anonymous Call Rejection, press *77 (or dial 1177 for rotary phones)
  • To deactivate Anonymous Call Rejection, press *87 (or dial 1187 for rotary phones)

Caller ID*

Using a display unit,AT&T Caller ID allows you to see the telephone number of the caller before you answer the phone. Even if the caller's number is unlisted, the number will be displayed — along with the date and time of the call.1 The subscriber must supply Caller ID equipment. To subscribe, please contact AT&T Customer Service.

Caller ID with Name*

Using a display unit, AT&T Caller ID with Name allows you to see the telephone number and name of the caller before you answer the phone. Even if the caller's name and number are unlisted, this information will be displayed — along with the date and time of the call.2 The subscriber must supply Caller ID equipment. To subscribe, please contact AT&T Customer Service.

Caller ID Blocking (Calling Number Delivery Block)

AT&T Caller ID Blocking provides you with two privacy options for your outgoing calls: Per Call or Per Line. When you use these options, your name and number will not be displayed to the called party.

To activate Caller ID Blocking Per Call:

  1. Listen for a dial tone.
  2. Press *67 and wait for a second dial tone.
  3. Dial the outgoing phone number.

    The receiver of this call will not see your phone number or name for this call only. If you want to block your information from being transmitted on the next call, you must repeat steps 1 to 3 above.

To deactivate Caller ID Blocking Per Call:

  • Automatically deactivated when you hang up from the original call.

To activate Caller ID Blocking Per Line:

  • Customer must contact AT&T to subscribe to this service.
  • This service lets subscribers block the display of their name and phone number on all outgoing calls on a line designated by the subscriber.

To deactivate Caller ID Blocking Per Line on a Per-Call Basis:

  1. Listen for dial tone and press *82.
  2. Complete the call as usual and subscriber's Caller ID information will be sent.

Distinctive Ring

AT&T Distinctive Ring allows you to have two telephone numbers on a single analog line. The distinctive ring number will have a unique ringing pattern, which allows you to easily identify calls to each number. To activate or deactivate Distinctive Ring, please contact AT&T Customer Service.

Selective Call Rejection

AT&T Selective Call Rejection allows you to selectively reject incoming calls from up to 12 different telephone numbers, which you identify.

To activate Selective Call Rejection:

  1. Listen for a dial tone and press *60.
  2. Listen for the announcement of current "on/off" status.
  3. Listen for announcements outlining the available options.
  4. Press 3 to activate your updates.

Follow instructions to add, remove, delete or review entries (step 3). This feature will not activate without at least one entry.

To deactivate Selective Call Rejection:

  1. Listen for a dial tone and press *80.
  2. Listen for instructions outlining available options.
  3. Press 3 to deactivate the feature.
 

* Call Waiting is also available with this feature.
1 When a subscriber receives an incoming call, the phone number, date, and time of the caller will be displayed on the Caller ID unit. If the phone number of the caller is Private, the unit will display "Private Number", along with date and time. If the number of the caller is not available, the unit will display "Incoming Call", along with date and time. (Exact messages may vary due to type of Caller ID unit/phone.) Subscriber can then choose whether to answer the phone or not.
2 When a subscriber receives an incoming call, the name associated with the phone number, date, and time of the caller will be displayed on the Caller ID unit. If the name of the caller is Private, the unit will display "Private Number", along with date and time. If the name of the caller is not available, the unit will display "Incoming Call", along with date and time. (Exact messages may vary due to type of Caller ID unit/phone.) Subscriber can then choose whether to answer the phone or not.