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If you have someone's number in your mobile and they ring you, does it ever come up as unknown?

(11 Posts)
TheOriginalFAB Thu 18-Aug-11 14:20:23

This has happened to be twice now and if it the 2 people I think who rang me, their numbers are in my phone or else it is someone else completely.

Lollyheart Thu 18-Aug-11 14:25:00

Yes the number you put infront of the phone number on landlines works with mobiles too, 141 I think it is.

26minutes Thu 18-Aug-11 14:27:06

Yes if they withold their number. Can be done in phone settings.

TheOriginalFAB Thu 18-Aug-11 14:30:09

Neither of them would have withheld their numbers so it must be someone else.

ChippyMinton Thu 18-Aug-11 14:37:08

If it's a direct dial extension number (ie someone's work number) it will come up unknown even if you have it programmed.

exexpat Thu 18-Aug-11 14:45:31

They might have unintentionally got their mobiles set not to disclose their number - I did that once (don't know how, must have pressed a wrong button when doing something else) and confused lots of friends by showing up as an unknown number.

NetworkGuy Thu 18-Aug-11 14:58:14

Were they ringing from mobiles or landlines. Sorry, it was unclear.

I use 1899.com for most outgoing calls. Sometimes that shows my landline number as 01xxxyyy645 other times as +441xxxyyy645 sometimes as "International" and other times as "Unknown".

1899.com is a cheap ("indirect access") calls service where I dial a prefix and then the number I was. IE 1899 + 01xxxyyyzzz or 1899 + 07xxxyyyzzz for a mobile. Lots of other firms exist (18866, 18185, etc) which offer cheap calls.

1899 charges me 5p for the call to a UK 01/02/03 number, whether it is 5, 25, or 200 minutes... they send the call wherever they want for cheapness, hence the different numbers someone I call might receive via caller display.

NetworkGuy Thu 18-Aug-11 15:00:34

In most cases (on a mobile or landline) your phone might use only the last few digits to identify the caller from your address book.

However, I normally store (mobile) numbers as 07xxxyyyzzz but incoming calls may (even when made in UK) show up as +447xxxyyyzzz and I think some phones will not "match" that with the number I have saved in the phone.

JarethTheGoblinKing Thu 18-Aug-11 15:02:06

This happens when I have somebody in my phone twice

TheOriginalFAB Thu 18-Aug-11 15:38:02

If it is who I suspect, since it doesn't appear to be my DH or a friend, then it will be almost guaranteed they will have withheld their number.

TheOriginalFAB Thu 18-Aug-11 16:00:56

This is odd. I just checked the unknown voicemail and it is dh. confused

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