Every time I try to order food from my shaw home phone, the restaurant will not accept private numbers. So unblock with *87 but then the call never works and only get a rapid busy signal which usually means error. I have tried several ways to unblock private number, but then it still doesn't work. Anyone having this problem
@pbohn *87 disables anonymous call blocking on your phone, so that if someone has a private number they are able to call you.
If you're looking to show your own caller ID information when you're making a phone call, you'd want to dial *82 before the number you are calling.
I have the same problem and it asks me for a code. I have tried • 82 does nothing!!! I have called Shaw they have no idea about this code. Tempted to switch to TELUS as there is no specific line for just phone inquiries 😤😡🤬 frustrating
> I have the same problem and it asks me for a code.
In past years, Shaw had a "basic" telephone-service, and a customer had to pay extra ($7?) for extra features such as call-waiting and voice-mail. Do you have one of those "grandfathered" phone plans? If so, and if you try to use "*82" when you are not subscribed to this feature, you may possibly be asked for a "code".
> I have called Shaw they have no idea about this code.
Unfortunate and undesirable. Some newly-hired Shaw staff may not have been trained regarding those "grandfathered" plans (phone or TV or Internet).
> Tempted to switch to TELUS as there is no specific line for just phone inquiries.
My friends on Telus report multi-hour "waiting on hold" delays, before getting to talk to a Telus employee in Philippines.
Having one number to call, plus a voice-messaging front-end, allows Shaw to transfer your call to a different call-centre in some other province.