How To Anonymise Your Phone Number When Making A Call
Sometimes you may receive a call which your smartphone display or landline caller Id shows as zero. Though this is very uncommon, it is not always a sinister caller but somebody who has opted not to list his/her telephone number by paying a premium to the telephone company.
How would you like to get the very same feature on your smartphone/landline without paying your telephone company. Or maybe you want to surprise your friend! Whatever be the reason, here’s how to stop your number flashing up on the display of the person you’re calling.
DO NOT use this information to harass people anonymously. Also THIS hack may not work in many countries where it is illegal to supress caller ID
Now that’s out of the way, here are all the ways to hide your number when making a phone call from a landline or mobile. (The methodology is the same across all networks.)
How to hide your home phone number before making a call: If you’re dialling from a fixed line phone, adding ‘1831’ before the number will make your call come up as a private call with no caller ID attached.
How to hide your mobile phone number before making a call: If you’re dialling from a mobile, then add‘#31#’ to the front of your calls.
You can also anonymise your number through your phone’s settings which controls the sending of caller ID. Here’s how it’s done.
How to hide your phone number on Android: On Android devices it should be found by going into the menu from the phone dialler, choosing additional settings and then caller ID
How to hide your phone number on iPhone: On iPhones, it’s found under Settings>Phone>Show My Caller ID.