How To Hide Your Number? Use an alternate phone number instead!
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Here are the whys and how’s as to why you may need to hide your number. Some of these may really surprise you!
If you want to learn how to make a phone call or send a text without revealing your phone number, you’re in the right place! Let’s explore how to hide your number.
You may remember in the past, options for number masking were very limited. The only real way to hide your phone number was to get an actual second phone. These are known as “burner phones” because you could “burn” them (ditch them entirely) after making your call.
The problem with physical burner phones is inconvenience and expense. But nobody wants to have to carry around two phones. And we don’t know anybody who wants to buy and then throw out a smartphone every few days. Imagine the cost!
Now you can also get “Dual SIM” phones in some areas, but those can be prohibitively expensive. Even then, you have two numbers, but both are connected to you and are not disposable numbers. So they’re neither hiding your real number nor protecting you.
And let’s not forget payphones! Payphones were the original way of hiding your number and making anonymous calls. They could still be useful if you can find a payphone in 2019. But only for calling, of course, since you can’t text with a payphone… Maybe payphones aren’t such a good option after all.
There’s a better way to disguise your phone number these days, thankfully.
Read on to learn why you may want to hide your number, and how you can do so simply and effectively!
Number masking isn’t a new idea. We’ve talked about it previously, and we’ll talk about it again here on the blog because it’s our area of expertise: helping you keep your personal information secure.
You may not even think of your phone number as personal information. After all, you’re asked to give it out all the time, right?
Every website you visit, social media you sign up with, brick-and-mortar store you walk into–they all desperately want a way to contact you, and they’re not satisfied with just email. Nobody checks their email. Everybody has a “junk mail” email address they use for precisely these situations.
Legitimate marketers and scammers alike have gotten wise, and they want your phone number.
Even if you’re in the habit of handing out your number easily, here are some reasons you may want to start hiding your number:
Privacy is also a concern when dealing with volunteer associations, parents’ groups, commercial websites, neighbors, and work associates. Any time your phone number is shared publicly, you’re putting your privacy in danger. You’re risking spam at best, and identity theft at worst.
But don’t worry, because when you want to mask your number, whatever the reason, you have options.
You can use a blocking code to prevent access to your number. This will cause calls made from your number to come up as “Blocked Caller” or “Unknown number” or some variation thereof.
The most well-known vertical service code in North America is *67. If you want to hide your number and make a private call, just dial *67 before entering the destination number you want to contact.
In the United Kingdom, the most common blocking code is 141. It’s #31# throughout much of Europe and South America.
Any number you call while using *67 or the local version will not be able to redial your number. But keep in mind that this only works for phone calls, not text messages.
Another important thing to note is that these blocking codes do not prevent your number’s information from being transmitted to the destination number. Instead, they cause your number’s information to be masked; if the person you are calling has unmasking technology installed on their smartphone, then *67 or the local equivalent may not work as intended.
If you want to set your caller ID to appear as “Private Number,” you can actually accomplish this directly from your device.
Hide your number on an iPhone
Hide your number on an Android phone
Not all carriers allow these features, so they’re not guaranteed, and we wouldn’t rely on them if it’s a serious matter. If you absolutely must hide your number and you can’t
There’s a reason why burner numbers are timeless. If you really need to hide your number, don’t play games; keep your real number completely private and get a disposable number.
There are a number of secondary number apps on the market. But in case you’re new here (maybe you arrived from a Google search asking “how can I hide my phone number”) please allow us to explain.
These secondary phone number apps provide a focus on privacy and security. You can get a second telephone number from as little as $1.99, and use it for as long as you like. This is a good choice for long-term numbers, in case you need a second number but don’t want to lug around a second phone.
A temporary number ensures that incoming calls won’t go to your real number. Instead, they’ll ring on your temporary number instead, which allows you to have anonymous two-way communication.
With so many apps for this purpose we would encourage you to check out all the options available and decide which one is most dedicated to ensuring your privacy.
A virtual phone number, also known as DID or access number, is a telephone number that is not directly associated to a telephone line. These numbers are often programmed to forward incoming calls to one of the pre-set telephone numbers chosen by the client; either Landline, Mobile or VoIP.
Virtual phone numbers can be registered with an international, local or toll free area code and can be customised to provide the perfect vanity number. ConXhub boasts one of the industry’s largest inventories of virtual phone numbers with hundreds of thousands of options to choose from across 9000+ cities from 62+ countries around the globe.
Local phone numbers represent a specific region, city or county/state which is identified by their 3 digit area code. Local phone numbers are a great way to establish a local presence within a community whether you have a physical presence there or not.
With ConXhub, you may register as many local phone numbers as needed, in as many different localities as required. It doesn’t matter if you are in a big city like Chicago (312) or a small town such as Key West (786), we have local phone numbers available for everyone.
ConXhub is not just a way to ‘hide my phone number’, we offer much much more!
Access all the features you need from your communications, but most importantly right where you need them – on your mobile phone.
“Now I don’t need to pay for two mobiles and just the one mobile is much easier to carry around!”
“I love that I can make a call & display any number
I choose too”
“I can now phone customers direct from my mobile without exposing my personal number."
“One phone, One phone contract yet I’ve got 3 separate numbers linked to it!”
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