You might have seen some number on your phone screen tagged PRIVATE number, UNKNOWN number and many more. Some time, you may want to call them back, or you may let go of such caller. Some people find it hard to call back an unknown caller on their cell phones. You are lucky today as you shall be learning how to call back an unknown caller from your phone.
Some people decided to hide their cell phone number from you, some time you may not want to pick or answer their call if you know, therefore they decided to hide from you. Some other that hide their number may have another intension for doing so, on the other hand you want to call back such private number. If you don’t know how you will go about it before reading this article, then you are at the right place to learn how to will be able to call unknown caller from your mobile phone.
one important thing is that, you can answer a private number if ringing before it becomes missed calls on your phone history. You can only call back unknown caller if you picked up the call before you answer any other calls on that same cell phone.
How to Call an Unknown Caller for Free with *69
Because of the FCC’s mandate to allow private calling, telephone companies have created a service called Last Call Return that automatically calls back the last number that called your phone, regardless of whether the call is private or not.
The service is free, and to activate it, dial *69 before another call comes in. This code works for landlines, while cell phones usually require a #, rather than *, this look likes #69. After dialing, if the person answers, you can ask who they are
Determine your country’s call-return code. Common call-return codes include the following:
United States – *69 or *82
Canada – *69
Japan – 1361 to retrieve the number. Dialing *1363 will call back the number after it’s been retrieved.
UK – 1471 to retrieve the number. Dialing 3 when prompted will call back the number.
Ireland – 142
Philippines – *999
Australia – *69 or 1832
France – 3131
Israel – *42
There are some drawbacks to this approach, and many depend on which phone service provider you use. For example, some providers will provide you with a computer-generated voice telling you the actual number, with the option to place a call. Other telephone providers simply call back the private number and don’t provide you with the number.
Use Truecaller on Smartphones to Call Back Unknown Caller
Step 1 ====> Download Truecaller. Truecaller is a free app for both iPhone and Android users which can be used to identify and mask unknown callers, especially if the callers are on a spam list. To download it, open your smart phone’s App Store or your Android’s Google Play Store then do the following:
====> Android : Tap the search bar, type in truecaller, tap Truecaller: Caller ID, SMS spam blocking & Dialer in the drop-down menu, tap INSTALL, and tap ACCEPT when prompted.
====> Truecaller offers the option to upgrade to a paid account which will increase the number of contact requests you can receive per month, as well as include the removal of ads.
Step 2 ====> Tap Truecaller icon to open the app page on your phone (Android).
Step 3 ====> Tap the Your phone number text box, then type in your phone number (area code included). Then tap GET STARTED, this is located at the bottom of the screen.
Step 4 ====> Tap Yes when prompted. Doing so will cause Truecaller to send a verification text to you.
Step 5 ====> Verify your phone number. Open your phone’s Messages app, review the six-digit code in the text message, and then type the code into the text box in Truecaller.
Step 6 ====> Create an account. Fill in your details, this include your name and Email address (This is optional). Then tap Continue. It’s at the bottom of the page.
Step 7 ====> Enable Truecaller in your smart phone’s Settings. Do the following: Android, Since this may vary depending on your Android’s model, follow the instructions in Truecaller. Tap Skip. It’s in the top-right corner of the screen.
Step 8 ====> Allow Truecaller for your contacts. Tap Allow Permissions, then tap OK or Allow when prompted. You van as well update your Truecaller spam list. Tap the Spam ID tab, then tap Update now near the middle of the screen. This will ensure that spam list is up to date with the latest spam numbers.
Step 9 ====> Keep Truecaller installed. Truecaller will automatically expose scam or spam calls as such, and you should be able to view spam callers’ numbers if you want to call them back. If you are receiving a call from a private number (e.g., another person’s cell phone), Truecaller won’t always display the number.
Use A Service to Unblock Private Numbers
You can pay for a service, such as TrapCall, to unblock a private number. TrapCall is a tool specifically created to unmask private and blocked callers, and can provide the phone number and the name the phone is registered to. It can also provide their address, and also offers a Blacklist option to block future calls. TrapCall can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.