How to Make Your Mobile Phone Number Private

Written by holly mccoy | 13/05/2017

Many people would rather keep their mobile phone number private. There are a few steps that you can take to help you do this. Read on for more information.

The easiest way to make your mobile phone number private is to use call blocking. This can be accomplished by simply dialling 67 before the number you are calling. For example, instead of dialling 555-555-5555, you would dial 67-555-555-5555. This will cause the receiver of your phone call to see your number only as "Private".

Check the settings on your cell phone to see is there is a way to hide your number or make it private. You can check it by making a test call to a friend or family member or even calling your home phone.

Call your mobile phone company if you can't figure out how to change your settings to private. There may be an option that you are unaware of.

Call your mobile phone company to see if there is a way to change your number to private. The may able to adjust the settings within your contract so that you come up as "Private" or "Wireless Caller". Be prepared--you may pay a small fee for this.


Some people may not pick up phone calls made from a private number.

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