Call Intercept was one of the greatest calling features Verizon ever put in place. Was Verizon pressured to remove this service?
For those of you who are unaware, this is the purpose beyond Call Intercept.
Call Intercept allows you to manage your calls by screening unidentified incoming calls.
Call Intercept answers virtually all calls that do not provide a valid telephone number
(numbers that typically appear as “anonymous,” “private,” “out of area” or “unavailable” on
your Caller ID screen) before your phone rings.Callers will be told that you do not accept
unidentified calls and will be asked to record their name.If unidentified callers do not
record their name – or enter your override code – your phone will not ring.This eliminates
interruptions from unidentified callers.Recorded names allow you to hear who is calling.
You then have several call-handing options.
*Must have Caller ID service.Not available for business or rotary dial service.
How Call intercept works
Unidentified callers will hear the following announcement:
“The number you are calling has Call Intercept, a service that requires callers whose telephone
number does not appear on their Caller ID display to identify themselves before the call can
continue.At the tone, please record your name or the company you represent and then press
the pound key or simply stay on the line”
•If callers have your override code, also referred to as your PIN (see Override/PIN Code
section), they must enter it during the announcement to be connected.
•If callers record their name, the call is connected.You’ll hear ringing and callers hear:
“Thank you.Please hold.”They will then hear music until you choose how to handle the
•The ringing pattern you hear will be different from your existing ringing pattern and the
words, “Call intercept” along with the service number “1-800-527-7070”will appear on
your Caller ID screen.
•When you answer, you’ll hear the recorded name and be given the following options:
when you press: Callers hear:
1 Accept call “Thank you. Please hold.”Music, until
you answer the phone.
2 Decline the call “The person you are calling is not
3 Refuse a sales call “The person you are calling does
not accept phone solicitations.
Please add the name to your
Do Not Call list.
4 Send to Verizon Home Voice Mail* “Connecting to an answering system.”
5 Hear who is calling again Music, until you answer or
make a choice.
*You must subscribe to Verizon Home Voice Mail service to hear option4 . If no one answers the phone, the
caller is connected to your Verizon Home Voice Mail (HVM) service or your answering machine.If you do not
have either HVM or an answering machine, callers will hear: “The person you are calling is not available at
this time.Thank you.Good-bye.”
Unidentified long distance callers reaching Call Intercept will pay their normal rates for a
I strong urge VERIZON to bring back this service! The only reason that they would have abandoned this service is because of pressure from the companies who were unable to get through! I want this type of protection from Harassment for Digital Voice!
If Anyone Else Agrees please tell Verizon to bring back CALL INTERCEPT!!!!