How to call with a private number

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How to call with a private number from a mobile phone

To begin with, let's find out how to call with a private number using a mobile phone. Below, therefore, you will find explained how to proceed from any "mobile phone", as well as, specifically, from Android and iPhone. It's super easy, you have absolutely nothing to worry about.

Code to call with a private number from a mobile phone


Let's start by seeing how to call with a private number from a mobile using the code specific to which I mentioned at the beginning. The code you need to learn is the following: # 31 #. It works on mobile phones of all brands and with all major mobile phone operators, so you can use it from TIM, Vodafone, WINDTREE, For call Iliad with a private number etc. Furthermore, it has no additional costs and can be used to call both landlines and mobile phones.


To make a call while preventing anyone on the other side from seeing your number, therefore, take your mobile phone, open the dialer (i.e. the dialing number screen, usually accessible by selecting the icon handset) and recalls the numeric keypad by pressing on the appropriate icon (usually it is the one with the keypad).

At this point, you need to compose the code # 31 # on the phone keypad followed by the number to call, for example type # 31 # 123456789 to contact the number 123456789. Then, start the call normally by pressing the key to make a call (usually the one with the handset lifted).


After completing the above steps, the phone of the recipient of the call will start ringing and the latter will see the message appearing on the display of his device Private number or Unknown number.


Keep in mind that if the call is unsuccessful and the line drops after the first ring, it is likely that the recipient is using the functions offered by their device to block calls from unknown or private numbers or ad hoc apps. I told you more about it in my tutorial on how to block anonymous calls.

Call with private number from Android

If you are interested in understanding how to call with private number from android, know that you can set the device so that your number is automatically hidden for all outgoing calls, by acting on the OS settings. To do this, take your Android smartphone, unlock it (if necessary), access the home screen and / or the drawer and select the icon of Settings (Quella a forma di ruota d'ingranaggio).

In the new screen that is shown to you at this point, select the item Callwho quills Other settings and then choose the wording Caller ID. Afterward, choose the option Hide number from the menu Caller ID and it's done. From now on, all the calls you go to and make with your Android phone will be anonymous.

In case you have second thoughts, you can enable the display of your number again when you call by returning to the section Settings> Calls> Other settings of Android and choosing the option Default network from the menu Caller ID.


I would like to point out that some of the indications for calling with a private number that I have given you just now regarding the items in the Android settings may differ slightly depending on whether you want call with a Samsung private number or from another brand or model of smartphone and depending on the version of the operating system you use.


Call with private number from iPhone

Let's now move on to the Apple side and let's find out how to call with private number from iPhone automatically, using the appropriate options made available by the same operating system. First, take your "iPhone by" unlock it (if necessary), access the home screen and / or the App Library and select the icon of Settings (Quella a forma di ruota d'ingranaggio).

In the new screen that is shown to you at this point, select the item Telephonewho quills Show caller ID and set on OFF the relative levetta all'opzione Show caller ID.

From this point on, all outgoing calls will be made automatically with the anonymous. If you have to think again, you can restore the display of the number for outgoing calls by going to the section Settings> Phone> Show Caller ID of iOS and move on ON the switch next to the option Show caller ID.

How to call with a private number from a landline

If, on the other hand, you want to learn how to call with a private number from a landline, you have to "print" another in your mind codeThese are: * 67 #. By placing the aforementioned code before the telephone number by calling, in fact, you can call landlines and mobile phones while keeping your number anonymous. The service is supported by all major national operators and has no additional costs to be paid in the bill.


The only thing you need to remember is that the code * 67 # only applies to call with a private number TIM, For call with a private number Wind e Fastweb. If you want call Vodafone with a private numberinstead, you have to prepend the code # 31 # to the numbering of your interest.


Let's take a practical example, let's say you want to call the number 123456789 from the landline at home and do not want to show your number to whoever is on the other side. In this case, all you have to do is pick up the handset, type * 67 # 123456789 on the phone keypad and continue your call as normal. There are no expectations or other contraindications to meet.

If necessary, you can also consider permanently hiding your number when calling from a landline. To do this, you need to get in touch with your telephone operator's customer service and request the necessary instructions for remove your contact information from the public telephone directory. If you don't know how to contact your operator's customer service, consult my specific guides relating to TIM, Vodafone, WINDTRE and Fastweb.

As an alternative to as I indicated earlier, to hide the fixed number permanently you can try to visit the website of your operator and look for information on the subscriber list in the customer area dedicated to individuals.

How to call with a private number abroad

In conclusion, if you are wondering how to call with a private number abroad, I inform you that the systems you have on your side to succeed are similar to those I have already reported to you in the previous lines, both as regards mobile and fixed telephony. It is therefore a question of using the codes and settings that I have already indicated for you also for foreign numbers, absolutely nothing changes.

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