How to call private – How To Call Private (Using a Hidden Phone Number)

How To Call Private (Using a Hidden Phone Number)

Whether you are calling from a mobile phone or a landline, it is possible to make calls anonymously by masking your phone number when you call. There are two methods that you can use to do so: you can choose to block your number intermittently by dialing a code before the phone number or by passing through your operator for a more permanent solution. Note that, in both cases, your calls remain traceable by police services and are required to be in line with related legislation.

Mask Your Phone Number via a Mobile Phone

To make an outgoing call with a hidden number on your mobile phone, dial the block code [*67] before the phone number that you wish to call. For example, (555) 555-5555 becomes *67555-555-5555.


On Android, it is possible to activate a setting that will allow you to make your phone number private for all of your outgoing calls.

To do this, go to the phone app, open the menu (three vertical dots), and click Settings. Next, click Call settings followed by Additional settings. In the menu that opens, click Caller ID, then finish by clicking Hide number.

Note that this process can vary depending on the model of your phone and the software version on which it is running.


On iPhones running the latest software update, it is no longer possible to toggle on a setting in order to hide your phone number. To do so, you will need to dial the block code [*67] before the phone number that you would like to call.

Mask Your Phone Number via a Landline

To mask your phone number using a landline, you will need to dial the prefix [*67] before dialing the phone number that you want to call.

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Latest update on October 22, 2018 at 05:45 PM by Olivia Long.

How to Block a Private Caller

by Heather Topham Wood

When you receive a private call, it is most likely from someone you don’t want to speak to. Private calls are those from people who want to block their numbers from appearing on caller ID screens. Bill collectors and telemarketers frequently call from private numbers. You can easily block a private caller.

View your caller ID box options. On some caller ID boxes, you can select «Options» and «Reject Incoming Calls» when you select a phone number on the box that is displayed as «Private» or «Unavailable.»

Contact your phone service provider. Inquire about setting up a service that blocks private callers on your phone line. The phone company probably will require that you have caller ID service as well.

Wait for the service provider to set up the private call blocker service on your phone. In most cases, you will not need any new equipment for activation, and the service will be available right away through an automated system.

Allow private callers to reveal themselves in order to complete the call. You can give the callers a chance to identify themselves via recorded message.

  • In some cases, blocking of anonymous calls is already included with your phone package and does not require separate activation. For example, Qwest and Vonage phone service customers can simply dial *77 to activate the anonymous call blocker. To turn off the private call blocker, dial *87.
About the Author

Heather Topham Wood is a seasoned writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including USA Today, Gadgetell, Feel Rich and Step in Style. Heather is a published novelist with six Amazon bestsellers and a contract through Crescent Moon Press. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from TCNJ.

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How to Block Your Number from Caller ID & Make a Private Call on iPhone

When you make a call on your iPhone, Caller ID reveals your phone number to the person you’re contacting. But what if you’d like to make a private call and want to block Caller ID from showing you number? We’ve already covered how to block a number and how to know if someone blocked your number, so this is just one more aspect of blocked calls we need to cover. If you want to know how to make a private call, there are a few ways to accomplish this. We’ll learn three ways to keep your phone number private, as well as who can still see your number even with these methods, and a simple way to make your phone number visible again on a call-by-call basis. Let’s get started learning how to call without Caller ID so you can maintain your privacy when you need it. 

Related: Unknown Callers? How to Block Telemarketers, Scammers & Spammers on iPhone

Call Privately: Use a Code to Block Your Number

If you only need to make the occasional anonymous call, there’s a very simple trick to accomplish your goal. This tip can be used not only on your iPhone, but also on a landline. It works for any call made from one phone to another in North America and prevents your phone number from appearing on the display of the person you’re trying to contact. To block your phone number from caller ID on a call-by-call basis:

  • Dial *67 then the area code and phone number of the person or business you’d like to contact.
  • Your number will appear as No Caller ID on the display of the recipient.

How to Block Caller ID Directly from Your iPhone

If you’d like to make private calls from your iPhone on a more regular basis, without having to enter a code each time, there’s a setting you can change to accomplish this. To turn on call blocking:

  • Open Settings.
  • Scroll down and tap on Phone.

  • Tap on Show My Caller ID.
  • Toggle off Show My Caller ID.

This setting isn’t available for Verizon customers.

Once you’ve toggled off Show My Caller ID, there’s a code you can use if you’d like your caller id to be visible on a call-by-call basis. To make your number visible in these cases:

  • Dial *82, then the area code and phone number you’re wanting to contact.
  • Your number will show on the display of the person you’re calling.

Depending on your phone service provider, you may need to wait for a rapid dial tone after entering *82 and before entering the area code and phone number.

Call Private: Ask Your Phone Service Provider to Hide Your Number

If you’re a Verizon customer or subscribe to another service provider who doesn’t offer the option to toggle off Show My Caller ID, call them and see if they offer the option to block caller ID for your number. AT&T offers a free caller ID restricting service. Verizon offers the options below at this link.

Sprint also offers its customers the option to restrict their caller id information; for more information click here.

How to Make A Private Call: Is There Anyone I Can’t Block from Seeing My Number?

None of these tips for blocking your phone number will keep caller ID from working when you call 911, 900 numbers, or toll-free numbers. Also, there are now apps like TrapCall that will reveal anonymous numbers to the call recipient. 


I hope this information has helped you to maintain the calling privacy you need; please use it responsibly!

How to Make Private Calls

by Heather Topham Wood ; Updated September 28, 2017

Items you will need

  • Phone service

  • Call blocking

By law, phone companies are required to allow callers the ability to make private calls. For any call that you make from a landline, you can keep your number blocked from the recipient. On the caller ID display, your number will likely come up as either “Private” or “Unavailable.” You can usually only make private calls from a landline. You need to check with your mobile phone provider about the ability to block your cell phone number.

Determine if you want to always make private calls or instead wish to block your number on a per-call basis. Your phone company will likely offer both choices free of charge.

Pick up the phone, and dial 67 before making a call. After you hear three consecutive dial tones, enter the recipient’s phone number. Your name and number will not appear on this person’s caller ID. For this method, you need to redial 67 each time you wish to keep a call private.

Opt for a private line. If you wish to permanently keep your phone number private, you need to call your phone company and request that the service be added to your calling package. You will then no longer need to dial *67 before you make a call.

Dial 82 to unblock your number. Some phone numbers do not accept calls from private callers. You can temporarily unblock your number to make this type of call by pressing 82 and then dialing the number. You need to do this each time you want your number displayed on caller ID displays.

About the Author

Heather Topham Wood is a seasoned writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including USA Today, Gadgetell, Feel Rich and Step in Style. Heather is a published novelist with six Amazon bestsellers and a contract through Crescent Moon Press. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from TCNJ.

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How to Trace a Private Number on a Cell Phone

by Colleen Collins ; Updated August 24, 2017

When «Private» or «Private Caller» displays for an incoming phone call in your caller ID, that means the caller has intentionally blocked his number (either through his telephone carrier or by entering «67″ or another blocking code before placing the call to you). You can still find out who is calling by waiting for them to receive an identifying voicemail message, calling 69 to call them back or using your phone’s redial feature. If you’re tired of receiving private cellular calls, you can also ask your phone company to block them from calling you.

Hope for a Voicemail

Let the call go to voicemail, and see if the caller leaves a message. This is often the easiest way to check the identity of the caller. Often people leave their names, phone numbers and reason they’re calling in a message, making high-tech steps for tracing anonymous calls unnecessary.

Check *69

Dial «*69.» In North America, pressing this code redials the last incoming caller’s phone number; however, it’s a good idea to first check with your cell phone provider if it offers this code (your provider’s contact number is on your monthly statements). If a person answers, explain you received a call with blocked caller ID from this number, and would like to know who called you. If you get that person’s voicemail, she may identify her name or phone number in that message.

Press the Redial Button

Press the redial button. Some cellphones have a redial button—press it immediately after receiving a private call to ring through to that phone. If a person answers, politely explain you received an anonymous call from that number and would like to know who was calling you. If you hear a voice message, the person may identify himself or his phone number on it. If your phone doesn’t have a redial button, check the phone documentation for a redial feature, or call the manufacturer (whose number is on the main page of its website) and ask if that model has a redial feature.

Block Future Anonymous Calls

If you’re tired of getting anonymous calls, consider purchasing anonymous call blocking. Contact your cellphone or landline service provider and ask if it offers anonymous call blocking. This is a paid service that stops blocked calls ringing through to your cellphone. Instead, callers hear a recording telling them to unblock their calls if they wish to ring through to your phone. Because callers must unblock their numbers to reach you, their information, usually name or phone number, displays on your caller ID instead of «Private.» Check with your service provider because some companies only offer a variation of this setup.

About the Author

In 1997 Harlequin published Colleen Collins’ first novel, followed by many more by Harlequin and Dorchester. Her articles and writing have appeared in «P.I. Magazine,» «Pursuit Magazine» and «Cosmopolitan.» She earned a B.A. in theater arts from University of California, Santa Barbara and is an active member of Mystery Writers of America.

How to Make Private Call? Download Best App

How many mobile numbers do you have? If you think that only one number fits for your device than the modern technology has made your thinking wrong. These days you can get the second number easily. You can also call using that number. You may be seeing unknown call or private call in your phone display instead of names or number. This is all because of the app Anonym Call. Calling using app helps to hide the caller identification.

You can use calling for the people to whom you don’t want to reveal your identity. Although there is another way to hide the caller id like dial*61, hide caller id feature from the phone but in most of the cases they do not work or response. So, today we are interdicting you about the most popular app Anonym Call (anonymous call) which will help you to call hiding your identity. using the apps depends upon the country rules and regulations so that may not available to your country. To use the app go to the Google Play Store and download the app Anonym Call (private call). You may see the similar apps in the store be aware of the fake one. Just remember the developer name Michael Rovesti.

Check also: Free Calling App Without the Internet Connection

Features of private call app:

  • Call anyone hiding the identity.
  • User-friendly.
  • Easy to install.
  • Trusted by millions of users.
  • Best for getting friend through the internet.

Once you download and install the app you are ready to make an anonymous call using the app. Do not harm anybody using the app. If you got the threat from any type of anonymous call you can report the matter to the police. They will investigate trace the IP and find out the person who is doing so.

Check also: Best Voice Changer Apps For Android

The anonymous has its own importance. Using the anonymous you can call or inform the police about any crimes happening in your community hiding your identity. You can do the prank with your friend but with the limit, sometimes doing crimes may be so serious that it may cause serious accidents. This app will be the best option to do fun and share the feelings of your with your friends.

Check also: How to Send Anonymous Text? Download App

How to use Call Privacy on my Bell Home phone : What is Call Privacy?

Limited Warranty. Bell Canada (including Bell Aliant, a division of Bell Canada) (“Bell”) warrants to you as the original purchaser (“Purchaser” or “you”) the battery purchased for the Fibre Equipment (“Original Battery”) for a period of 12 months from the date of purchase of the Original Battery from Bell (“Warranty Period”) when used in the Fibre Equipment (“Warranty”). “Fibre Equipment” means the Home Hub 3000 modem or UPS (uninterruptible power supply), as applicable, provided by Bell in connection with certain of your Bell services. If the Original Battery fails due to a defect during the Warranty Period, Bell will replace the Original Battery with a new or refurbished battery (“Replacement Battery”). Any warranty coverage that remains during the Warranty Period on the Original Battery (when replaced with a Replacement Battery under this Warranty) will apply to the Replacement Battery. No Replacement Battery has any new or separate warranty coverage. Bell reserves the right to limit the number of Replacement Batteries provided to Purchaser during the Warranty Period.

My Battery Isn’t Working. What Should I Do? Ontario and Québec residents please call Bell at 1 866 310 BELL (2355) and residents of the Atlantic provinces please call 1 866 342-7367, so that Bell can confirm that the Original Battery is within the Warranty Period and attempt to diagnose and correct the malfunction over the telephone. Be sure to keep your proof of purchase to establish the date of purchase of the Original Battery; otherwise Bell may have to estimate the date of purchase.

Limited Warranty Exclusions. This Warranty does not cover any Original Battery or Replacement Battery (each, a Battery) that is:

  • damaged due to: abuse, neglect, misuse, accident, theft, vandalism, force majeure events (e.g. fire, flooding, infestation, freezing, power-surge), overcharging or alteration; improper or unauthorized repair, maintenance, installation, set-up or storage; or accessories, wiring or cabling;
  • merely discharged and can be recharged and returned to service;
  • in Fibre Equipment at a location other than a Bell service address or in a modem or device other than the Fibre Equipment; or
  • not owned by the Purchaser.

Exclusive Warranty. To the extent permitted by applicable law (which may vary province to province) and except where prohibited for Québec residents, this Warranty is exclusive and is in lieu of all other warranties, representations, guarantees, terms and conditions, express and/or implied, including merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In addition to the rights described in this Warranty, Purchaser may also have other legal rights (which may vary province to province).

Limitation of Liability. To the extent permitted by applicable law and except where prohibited for Quebec residents, Bell’s total cumulative maximum liability for negligence, breach of contract, tort or any other claims or causes of action, including fundamental breach, in connection with any Battery or this Warranty is limited to payment, upon request, for actual and direct damages up to a maximum amount equal to the purchase price of the Original Battery, and all other damages, including without limitation indirect, special, consequential, incidental, economic, exemplary or punitive damages, are excluded. You may also be subject to other limitations and exclusions of liability, and obligations, as set out in any Bell terms of service that apply to you. These terms survive the expiry of the Warranty.

Severability; Assignment; Effective Date; Agreement. If any provision of this Warranty is unenforceable, all remaining provisions of this Warranty remain in full force and effect. This Warranty is not assignable by Purchaser. Original Warranty applies only to batteries purchased on or after April 23, 2017 until amended or superceded by Bell. You accept the terms of this Warranty on the earlier of the date you receive a copy or use the Original Battery. If you do not agree with the terms of this Warranty, you have 30 days from the date of your original purchase to return the Original Battery to Bell, unused, for a refund.

More Information. For more information, Ontario and Québec residents should visit or call Bell at 1 866 310 BELL (2355). Atlantic residents please visit or call 1 866 342 7367.

Recycling instructions
Bell supports provincial battery recycling programs by remitting Environmental Handling Fees for designated products. For more information about the designated battery types and recycling depot locations, please visit the Call2recycle web-site

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