How To Track A Restricted Phone Number

How to find restricted phone numbers

You receive a phone call from a restricted or blocked number when “Restricted” appears on your caller ID.

Someone can block the initiation of a phone call by dialing *67 before dialing your number. It is used when a person does not want the person he is calling to call him back.

While it can be difficult to find restricted phone numbers, it is possible to know what to do.

What is a restricted phone number?

When a phone call is received, no caller information may be displayed. The word “Restricted” will appear on the screen instead of the usual name or phone number, indicating that the call is restricted.

They are also known as “private numbers”. When people get calls from private/restricted numbers, they only see an unknown phone number format like ‘0230′ or ‘98760’ or the phrase ‘restricted’ or ‘private’ on their phone screen. Other statements that are displayed when there is no number format on the screen are ‘Blocked,’ ‘Unknown,’ and ‘No Caller ID.

Who is making these banned calls?

They are also known as “private numbers”. When people get calls from private/restricted numbers, they only see an unknown phone number format like ‘0230′ or ‘98760’ or the phrase ‘restricted’ or ‘private’ on their phone screen. Other statements that are displayed when there is no number format on the screen are ‘Blocked,’ ‘Unknown,’ and ‘No Caller ID.

Enhanced privacy is another example of legitimate use of restricted numbers. Whether they are part of a firm or an individual, one can limit their numbers. People use it to protect themselves from malicious people. If your phone number falls into the hands of unscrupulous persons, you may be harassed again and again.

How to restrict your phone number?

You probably didn’t make many phone calls on your smartphone before the pandemic struck. Providers are reporting an increase in calls as people seek more personal relationships while adhering to social distancing standards.

1. Hide your phone number using *67.

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On a per-call basis, *67 is the best way to hide your phone number. This method works on both mobile phones and landlines. Dial *-6 – 7 on your phone’s keypad, then the number you’re trying to reach.

When viewing Caller ID on the other end, your number will appear as “Private” or “Blocked”. If you want your phone number to be blocked, dial *67 each time.

2. Block your mobile number by default on iOS and Android.

If you have an iPhone or Android smartphone, you can automatically block your phone number by changing a setting. For every call you make, your phone number will appear to be private.

To block a phone number on iPhone, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings and click on Phone.
  2. Select Show My Caller ID from the drop-down menu.
  3. Toggle the switch to show or hide your phone number

To block your phone number on Android, follow these steps:

  1. Launch the Phone app and select the Menu option.
  2. Go to Settings and then to Call Settings.
  3. Select Caller ID from the drop-down menu under Additional Settings.
  4. Select “Hide Number” to hide your phone number.

Let’s say your call has been temporarily declined; Dial *82 to unblock your number. Because some providers and users block private numbers automatically, you can avoid this restriction by employing this code.

3. Ask your carrier to block your number

Blocking your phone number isn’t the same on every device, and doing so on a per-call basis is a headache. That’s where your cellular provider can help you.

If you have a different phone (or want to keep your account lines private), ask your carrier to restrict all outgoing calls.

Call 611 to contact your carrier. Specify the recording you want to speak to with “Customer Support” or “Technical Support.” Some carriers’ lines direct you to the bill-paying department right away.

If you get a personal number from your carrier, you can dial *82 even if the call is rejected. This step unblocks your phone number on a call-by-call basis.

4. Use the Burner app instead of dialing from your own phone number.

If you don’t want to mess with your phone or carrier’s settings, a burner app could be the answer. These apps make calls using your internet data, thus giving your phone another phone number. There are hundreds of burner apps you can download for iOS or Android.

5. Take control of your landline as well.

Several handy codes can help you regulate your privacy, whether you’re on a mobile or landline phone. Here is a list of some of the most common “star codes” for your touch-tone keypad:

*57 – trace call: Detects the number of the last incoming call received. Useful when the call warrants legal action.

*60 – Call Block: Stops calls from select phone numbers and gives callers a recording that says you are not accepting calls.

*67 – Caller ID Block: Hides your phone number on the Caller ID system.

*69 – Call Return: Redials the last number who called you.

*70 – Call Waiting: Puts your call on hold so that you can answer someone else.

*72 – Call Forwarding: Forward your calls to another phone number.

*77 – Anonymous call rejection: Blocks calls from private callers.

*80 – Disable call block (*60)

*82 – Disable caller ID block (*67)

*87 – Disable anonymous call rejection (*77)

How to find restricted phone numbers

You know how annoying it is to receive restricted cell phone calls if you’ve ever received one. You’ll often pick up the phone only to be met by a robot voice or, worse, a hang-up call.

Restricted calls happen when the caller doesn’t want you to know their phone number; The caller can be anyone, from a hooked lover to a creditor. With some technology, you can find out who is making these calls on your phone.

Step 1: Check Your Phone Records

At the end of the month, take a look at your phone records. Some home and cell phone providers list numbers on the bill that initially came in as restricted. Note down the time and date of the restricted call as it happens, and check your month-end details to find the same time and date. You may find the full phone number listed.

Step 2: Block restricted numbers

You can also put a block on your phone to let callers know that you are not accepting calls from blocked or restricted numbers. By doing this, you force the caller to unblock your phone number and try to call you again. While this can be a minor headache for someone who really wants to reach you, it can be an effective way to weed out those unwanted spam callers or annoying telemarketers.

Step 3: Ask the caller.

If you answer a restricted call, you can ask the caller for their phone number. While this isn’t always the case, you do have a chance to catch the collar off-guard in a moment of weakness, and he can give you the information you’re looking for.

Step 4: Ask family members.

You can also consider contacting friends and family members to see if they are getting restricted calls at the same time. Someone else may have already obtained the banned caller’s number, and may be better able to guide you.

Step 5: Does the police track the number.

If you find that calls are getting annoying and you find that restricted calls come in at all hours of the day, you may want the police to track down the number. They have technology that can track the number and determine its origin and owner.

Step 6: Establish a toll-free number.

You can also consider setting up a toll-free number on your own phone to give instead of your actual phone number. This method will allow you to get the callers’ phone numbers automatically as you will pay for each incoming call to your phone.

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Author: Jay White

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