Selective Distinctive Ring allows you to create a list of numbers with its own distinctive ring. The distinctive ring tells you it’s one of your special callers from your list. Even works with Call Waiting and Caller ID features.

To use Selective Distinctive Ring:

  1. Press *61 (On a rotary phone, dial 1161). Listen for an announcement telling you whether the feature is currently on or off. A prerecorded voice will then tell you how many (if any) numbers are currently stored in your Selective Distinctive Ring list.

  2. Follow the voice instructions and press 3 to turn the feature ON (if it is currently off), or turn the feature OFF (if it currently on).

To add the last caller to your list:

Press #01# (On a rotary phone, dial 1201).

To add a number to your list:

Press # (On a rotary phone, dial 12) then follow the voice instructions. You can store up to 32 numbers on your Selective Ring list.

To remove a number from your list:

Press * (On a rotary phone, dial 11). Follow the voice instructions to remove any or all of the numbers from your list.

To hear the phone numbers on your list:

Press 1. After the list is read, voice instructions will follow.

To hear instructions again:

Press 0.


  • This feature will not work with calls originating from an area or long distance carrier not providing Caller Identification service, toll free numbers, some 700 and 900 numbers, international calls and some cellular calls.

  • A distinctive beep lets you know it’s a call from your list.

  • You may press 1, 0, #, or * (On a rotary phone, dial 1, 0, 12, or 11.) At any time rather than waiting for the voice instructions.

  • The list you create here is separate from any other lists you may be using for Selective Call Forwarding and similar services.

If you have additional questions please contact our service department at 855.330.1143.

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