This guide is intended to be used as a handy reference for Traditional Landline Calling Features. Some features are not available in all areas.

Note: Unless you have the feature included in your phone plan, there may be a charge by your telephone company for the use of these features. To find out the cost, or to get the feature included, please contact your telephone company's business office. (this number can usually be found in the front of your telephone directory or you can ask your operator).
Telephone Feature Guide
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Anonymous Call Rejection
Call Blocking
Caller ID Blocking
Per Line Blocking
Call Forwarding
Selective Call Forwarding
No Answer Call Forwarding
Busy Call ForwardingU-Verse Safe Call Forwarding
Call Return
Priority Distinctive Ring
Call Trace
Call Waiting
Cancel Call Waiting
Repeat Dial
Speed Dial 8
Speed Dial 30
Voicemail Access
3-way Calling
AT&T Privacy Manager®
U-Verse Do Not Disturb
U-Verse Call Screaning
U-Verse Locate Me
Verizon Call Gate
Intercom Ring
Ring Count (# of rings)
Resources & Documents
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AT&T Privacy Manager® (a.k.a. Privacy Director)
This service works with Caller ID to intercept unknown or unidentified calls and requests that they A. record their name B. Unblock their number.  Also allows you to accept calls, reject telemarketers, or ignore calls.  This is a premium subscription which costs extra, but may be worth it if you get a lot of unwanted calls.

To setup this service call AT&T at 1 (800) ATT-2020.

To manage your service dial:

1 (888) 575-6677 from YOUR phoneline.

Helpful Hints:

1. To manage this service, You must dial from YOUR PHONELINE. Dialing from another phoneline will simply give you a recording telling you to call back from you line (this is for security reasons).
2. When Privacy Manager® intercepts a call, your caller ID will show "PRIVACYMANAGER"  or "PRIVACYDIRECTOR" on your caller-id. This is to let you know AT&T has intercepted an unknown call.
3. This feature can NOT be used in combination with Anonymous Call Rejection (turn off ACR first).
4. Many people find this service to be expensive (it averages around 8-9 dollars monthly). It is up to you to determine if it is worth the cost. I myself, find it useful, but still grumble when paying the bill.
5. Note that if you do not answer (or an answering machine picks up) Privacy Manager® will eventually put the caller through to leave a message.
6. This service is similar to Verizon Call Gate. If you are an Verizon customer, see here.