In an era where personal privacy is of paramount importance, the ability to conceal your phone number while making calls can offer a valuable layer of protection. Whether you’re safeguarding your personal information or respecting the privacy of the person you’re calling, learning how to hide your number on popular Nigerian networks like Glo, Airtel, MTN, and 9mobile is a skill worth mastering.
Here’s a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you maintain anonymity when making calls.
Hiding Your Number
Dial the code: Before making a call, simply dial #31# followed by the recipient’s phone number.
Example: If the recipient’s number is 0803XXXXXXX, dial #31#0803XXXXXXX.
Hiding Your Number on Airtel:
Dial the code: Prior to dialling the recipient’s number, input *789# followed by the recipient’s number.
Example: If the recipient’s number is 0802XXXXXXX, dial *789#0802XXXXXXX.
Hiding Your Number on MTN:
Dial the code: Before placing the call, enter 67 followed by the recipient’s number.
Example: If the recipient’s number is 0806XXXXXXX, dial 670806XXXXXXX.
Hiding Your Number on 9mobile:
Dial the code: Before initiating the call, input *247# followed by the recipient’s number.
Example: If the recipient’s number is 0909XXXXXXX, dial *247#0909XXXXXXX.
Emergency Numbers: Keep in mind that hiding your number may lead to emergency services being unable to trace your call. It’s advisable to avoid hiding your number when contacting emergency services.
Compatibility: This feature might not work in all cases, as some recipients might have settings that prevent calls from blocked or hidden numbers.
Network Charges: Depending on the network, there might be a fee associated with hiding your number. Ensure you’re aware of any potential charges before proceeding.
Caller ID Settings: If you’re on the receiving end of a hidden call, your phone’s caller ID may show “Private Number” or “Unknown Number.”
Why would I want to hide my phone number when making calls?
Hiding your phone number can serve various purposes. It helps maintain your privacy by preventing the person you’re calling from seeing your number. This can be useful when contacting someone you’re not familiar with or when you want to keep your personal number confidential.
Will the recipient know that I’ve hidden my number?
Yes, when you hide your number, the recipient will often see “Private Number,” “Unknown Number,” or a similar label on their caller ID.
Can I hide my number for international calls as well?
Yes, you can hide your number when making international calls using the same codes provided for each network. Keep in mind that the format might vary depending on your location and the specific network you’re using.
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