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Quick query about texting.

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Spangles1963 Thu 29-Jun-17 23:49:07

Apologies if this sounds like a daft question! A friend told me that you can send a text on a mobile phone and withold your number. Is this right? I've certainly never received a text from a withheld number. Plenty of calls,yes,but not texts. Am I right in thinking she has got this totally wrong? I've studied my phone's settings and I can't see any facility for doing this!

ImperialBlether Thu 29-Jun-17 23:51:15

I don't know how you'd do that, either.

ChildishGambino Thu 29-Jun-17 23:51:22

I really don't think she's right. Have you googled it!?

ImperialBlether Thu 29-Jun-17 23:52:04

However, there is an app where you can select a different number, and text from that.

ChildishGambino Thu 29-Jun-17 23:52:52

I've just googled it and I think it looks like there are apps you can use or websites - I've never done it myself and can't see the appeal but they might be right. Google anonymous texting

mummyrabbitpeppapig Thu 29-Jun-17 23:52:57

Why would you need to do that?

ImperialBlether Thu 29-Jun-17 23:54:44

Only for bad reasons.

Spangles1963 Fri 30-Jun-17 18:11:50

I don't need to do it personally! Thankfully I've not had the need to do so. But I was just a bit hmm when my friend told me. I tried googling it but couldn't seem to find a straight answer on it.

AllRoadsLeadBackToRadley Fri 30-Jun-17 18:53:14

Is her name AD?


NoFuckingRoomOnMyBroom Fri 30-Jun-17 18:54:27

Yeah there are rarely nice reasons for texting & witholding your number to do so... hmm

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