[asterisk-users] Calling with hidden callerid

Gordon Henderson gordon+asterisk at drogon.net
Fri Nov 23 02:48:57 CST 2007

On Thu, 22 Nov 2007, Mike wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a wholesale provider that allows me to put any caller id I want when
> dialing out.  In some cases, I`d like the outgoing callerid to be hidden.
> How do I do this?
> I`ve set callerid name to "unknown", that works well, but when I put an
> empty number it goes out with the name "asterisk".  Which is NOT what I
> want.
> Is there a standard way to say "hid my number"?

You might want to ask your upstream how they would like you to do it... 
For example an upstream I use, wants me to prefix the number with "w", but 
they still want the number. They then translate it into withheld when they 
present it to the network...


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