Posted by The Donald on June 20, 2000 at 12:34:58:
Get a second or third number attached to your main phone number. It’s called a distinctive ringing service - also known as Ringmaster, Ident-a-ring, Ident-a-call - or whatever your Illinois Bell, er Ameritech is calling it these days.
It is automatically unlisted and non-published - and the lines ring off your main home phone # - no one will know unless you tell them.
Pretty cheap too, as I recall - not more than $5 per number - just use your *67 to block your main # when returning calls and your privacy will be intact.
Best - and cheapest - privacy option is to put your home phone in the MAIDEN name of your spouse - that’ll keep most folks from finding you. Also, be sure to REMOVE your address from your listing, if you don’t want your tenants showing up at your door.