About the BlackBerry FDN Phone List Feature

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I was going through my BlackBerry settings today and I stumbled on a feature I’ve never used before called FDN Phone List (Fixed Dialing Number), located in Options > Phone Options > FDN Phone List.

The feature is an outgoing call blocking service native to your device. This seems like a useful feature for parents or companies that want to restrict the outgoing calls to either protect their kids, or keep bills under control.

To use the FDN Phone List feature, enable it by entering your PIN2 code. You have to call your service provider and get your code and once entered, you can add names and numbers to the list. Be careful though, you only have 5 attempts to get the code right and if you exceed this number, your device will lock and you’ll have to call your service provider again to get the master key. Hope this is of use to a BlackBerry user out there.

  • Tim

    Definitely useful. I’ve used to set this up years ago when people carried two devices (RIM call quality was B-A-D until the 8700s or so) I’d lock down the phone portion so that email and web worked fine. A user that accidentally hit the call button on a contact could rack up per minute voice charges without the lock. Of course 911 bypasses this feature as it should.

    Might as well ask for the PUK1 and 2 codes because AT&T for one does not know what the PIN2 number is and will have you error out the code anyway.

  • Tim

    Definitely useful. I’ve used to set this up years ago when people carried two devices (RIM call quality was B-A-D until the 8700s or so) I’d lock down the phone portion so that email and web worked fine. A user that accidentally hit the call button on a contact could rack up per minute voice charges without the lock. Of course 911 bypasses this feature as it should.

    Might as well ask for the PUK1 and 2 codes because AT&T for one does not know what the PIN2 number is and will have you error out the code anyway.

  • Tim

    Definitely useful. I’ve used to set this up years ago when people carried two devices (RIM call quality was B-A-D until the 8700s or so) I’d lock down the phone portion so that email and web worked fine. A user that accidentally hit the call button on a contact could rack up per minute voice charges without the lock. Of course 911 bypasses this feature as it should.

    Might as well ask for the PUK1 and 2 codes because AT&T for one does not know what the PIN2 number is and will have you error out the code anyway.

  • Alexandre Bento

    Just to let you know, guys: FDN feature is provided by SIM/USIM card, so ALL handsets of all manufactures are capable to provide this functionality. Also, PIN2 is a code managed by SIM/USIM cards.