Not infrequently, it happens to receive anonymous phone calls, in which the sender’s number is private and therefore not traceable. In most of these cases, the spring of wanting to find out who is hiding behind the nickname “unknown,” which appeared on the screen of one’s mobile phone, is triggered. Below we will try to understand How to call back a private number. First of all, to recall a personal number and how to trace it using different methods.
How to call back a private number?
Enter a number combination
It is pretty annoying, at times, not to know precisely who made calls with a blocked number and who, consequently, we cannot identify. However, often they are companies, sellers, or people who decide to keep their privacy. To make sure you are not the victim of scams, hoaxes, and the like, one way to find out who you are dealing with is to call that person back. This procedure is only possible if no further calls are received after the private call and when the relevant telephone company allows it. You have to type on the telephone keypad the number * 69, one of the most used and, up to now, most helpful.
Other working codes can be * 57, * 67 and * 71, usually universal; if they do not work, you can call the telephone company and request the code used by them. Another solution is to look for services, always offered by the telephone company, such as call blocking or call refused (options for which you need to pay small amounts of money). In this way, when you receive a call from a private number, the phone will ask the sender to identify themselves before answering.
Activate the identification service
If, on the other hand, you want to find out the actual number and only then call it back, the question is feasible at the cost of paying. One option is to activate the Override service, an application to be requested from your telephone operator, revealing the numbers of all anonymous calls received. Unfortunately, it is an instrument with an expiration date, lasting two weeks, and not very cheap (the cost is around 30 euros for 15 days). You need to contact the operator’s website, access your profile and send a request for Override through the “voice” services section.
If desired, you can also send a registered letter acknowledging receipt containing the activation application and an identity document. A second alternative is valid for Smart Phones: go to the App Store of your iPhone or the Google Play Store if you have an Android, and type in the search bar named “TrapCall.” It is an application that, once installed and accepted the terms and conditions, allows registration according to various subscriptions: the basic plan will enable you to unmask the ID of those who called anonymously, while the Premium and Ultimate plans include the recording of incoming calls, voice mail transcripts, name and ID address.
Just refuse the call from the stranger and wait for it to be traced by TrapCall. Within a few seconds, the previously private number will be discovered and sent to your phone. App Store on your iPhone or in the Google Play Store, if you have an Android, and type in the search bar named “TrapCall.” Once installed and accepted the terms and conditions, it is an application that allows registration according to various.
Request telephone records
There are also less expensive methods, such as contacting the telephone operator and asking for records of the calls received on your line, to view all the numbers that have phoned us, albeit for a certain period. Another recently invented is to use the Whooping program, a software downloadable from your computer, which will send an email every time you receive an anonymous call, providing all the information and data you need. The only disadvantage present is that of absolutely having to refuse the phone call.
There are also less expensive methods, such as contacting the telephone operator and asking for records of the calls received on your line, to view all the numbers that have phoned us, albeit for a certain period. Another recently invented is to use the Whooping program, a software downloadable from your computer, which will send an email every time you receive an anonymous call, providing all the information and data you need.
The only disadvantage present is that of absolutely having to refuse the phone call. The last way to trace the identity of those who call with a private number is to contact the authorities. An option to be considered only and exclusively in delicate and serious cases, those of threats.
Many companies now provide users with a call tracking service. If you have activated the call tracing service, chances are you will not receive any calls from a private number, as all numbers are unmasked. It also tracks fraudulent calls or scams, even if they are contacted by a private number.
The service is free for most mobile phone companies. Some companies charge you if you want to activate this service. You can dial * 57 or # 57 to check if you can activate this service or not. You can also call customer service directly and ask them to activate the call monitoring service on your number. It’s easy to call the private number once it’s been traced.
Many cell phone services give you the option to create an online account where you can review all your incoming and outgoing calls. It is quite similar to internet banking, where you can check all the details. Fortunately, the log doesn’t show any private number as private, but it does show the number not masked.