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
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.
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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