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app to prevent account holder from seeing who I'm talking to
Heatherington
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Okay, Interesting situation here. I'm a college student who has just realized that my parents are keeping tabs on who I'm talking to through verizon. Is there an application out there that can hide on the verizon website from my parents who it is that i am talking to? a number scrambler or something. It isnt as if i'm talking to anyone bad or anything. its just that this gross distrust and lack of privacy offends me deeply. Would appreciate any feedback. thanks

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Ann154
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As the account owners of the family plan, they have the right to see the usage details. If you don't want them to see your information, ask them to do an Assumption of Liability (AOL) with you and you would create your own individual plan. You would be responsible for the full payment. There might also be a deposit required if you have no credit or bad credit.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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budone
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You could also *67 every call you make and have your friends do the same calling you, but neither would know who is calling.

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boyerama
Member

the only way I can think of involves a little work. Sign up for a Google Voice account (www.google.com/voice) it will give you a phone number you can give to everyone you don't want them to see.

On the Google Voice website, under your account settings, set it to display Google Voice number (instead of the callers number) then on your bill, the Google Voice number will appear instead of their Caller ID.

It's a pretty cool service, and if you have an Android phone there is an app that allows you to recieve text messages and voicemails from your Google Voice number for free (you have to have web though)

That's a sure fire way of not letting the rents know who you're talking to, they will only see the Google Voice number on the bill.

 

- Also, you can set up the Google Voice number to announce who is calling that way when you answer it, you'll know who it is.

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TBhouston
Sr. Member

Super easy

 

Okey, first thing open up your own vzw account that you pay for

 

second, oh wait thats it

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droidsw
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You know the sentiment among most people. The folks pay the bills. The folks set the rules. When your teenager/20-something kid gets a phone someday, remember how you felt.

Get a part-time job and pay your own cell phone bill. The privacy would be worth it.

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lance96816
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Ha! I told my kids the same thing, get your own phone, your own car, and your own cable!

 

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FernBch
Member

I understand your pain, BUT as I told mine, I pay the bill and you will respect the rules and types of activities that are allowed. If you can't respect the fact that I pay for what you have, then you need to pay for your own. I am responsible for what happens on my account and if your not doing anything you shouldn't be, or not behaving as if you are, then there are no problems. As it turned out there was inappropriate activity going on and features for the line in question were turned off. Not saying that's what's happening, but you should understand that someone else is paying, so you are at thier mercy.

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Wildman
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boyerama wrote:

the only way I can think of involves a little work. Sign up for a Google Voice account (www.google.com/voice) it will give you a phone number you can give to everyone you don't want them to see.

On the Google Voice website, under your account settings, set it to display Google Voice number (instead of the callers number) then on your bill, the Google Voice number will appear instead of their Caller ID.

It's a pretty cool service, and if you have an Android phone there is an app that allows you to recieve text messages and voicemails from your Google Voice number for free (you have to have web though)

That's a sure fire way of not letting the rents know who you're talking to, they will only see the Google Voice number on the bill.

 

- Also, you can set up the Google Voice number to announce who is calling that way when you answer it, you'll know who it is.


I noticed a number of user that report Google Voice but have you gave thought to if the unlimited data goes away this option will cost you because all calls are web based (VOIP) and also I have noticed if you got a weak 3G connection the sound quality gets affected during call.

 

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Toyota4x4van
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Heatherington wrote:

Okay, Interesting situation here. I'm a college student who has just realized that my parents are keeping tabs on who I'm talking to through verizon. Is there an application out there that can hide on the verizon website from my parents who it is that i am talking to? a number scrambler or something. It isnt as if i'm talking to anyone bad or anything. its just that this gross distrust and lack of privacy offends me deeply. Would appreciate any feedback. thanks


Boy, that's funny.  You are "deeply offended" by the gross distrust and lack of privacy, that someone who is PAYING FOR THE SERVICE actually has the nerve to want to know what you are doing with that service?  And now you want to find a way to "hide" from them what you are doing with that service?  That pretty much proves that they have good reason to distrust you, doesn't it?  If I was your parent, I would kick you off MY service and let you get your own.  Grow up.

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