There are many people who does not take a mobile phone call if you do not know the caller. And today, most mobile phones also analyze unknown calls -of numbers that are not scheduled- and report that it is a possible fraud.
But there are times when you may want to hide your identity, either because it is a call that someone makes from your mobile phone -and you don’t want the person receiving it to have your number- or because it is a business or organization that you don’t want them to know what number they are calling.
dialing a code
In those cases, there is a formula that works on all systems (either iOS or Android), very easy to use. It consists of dialing “#31#” just before the desired phone number. If it is done like this, it is achieved that “Private number” appears on the screen of the recipient of the call.
Keep in mind, however, that the number may vary depending on the country, since if your number is not Spanish it may not work for you.
In addition, mobile phone operating systems allow the number to be hidden manually in some terminals. On Android, on the phone icon, go to “Settings” from the three vertical dots that appear at the top right. If you have the option, select “More settings” or “Additional settings” or “Additional services”. And once there, select where it says “Show your caller ID”, to suppress the “Always” view, for example.
After making the call, you can retrace your steps.
Also on iOS
In the case of iOs, in the “Settings” icon, select “Phone”. Inside there is an option called “Show caller ID” which, if unchecked, allows calls to be made without the number being displayed, as a hidden or private number.
Keep in mind, however, that the telephone operators -Movistar, Vodafone, etc.- have a free service to hide all calls made. But if you want to revert, you have to call again and ask them to activate it again, which makes it not very functional.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism