On your phone, Caller ID displays the caller’s phone number (for all unblocked numbers). It may also display the person’s name if it is already saved in your phone’s memory. With all plans, caller ID is included.
For incoming and outgoing calls, other improved Caller ID services display the caller’s name, image, city, and state.
It is possible to make phone calls without disclosing your phone number. Whatever the cause, this is a pretty straightforward procedure.
You have the option of temporarily or permanently blocking Caller ID. To prevent your phone number from being shown for a specific call:
- In US, *67 is the code to use.
- Fill in the phone number you’d like to call (including area code).
- Press the Call button. Instead of your phone number, the recipient’s phone will display the words “Private,” “Anonymous,” or some other indication.
You may hide your Google Voice number while making calls so that the people you’re calling don’t see it.
- Launch the “Voice” app.
- Tap the menu “” and then Settings in the upper left corner.
- Turn on “anonymous caller ID” under “calls.”
- Turn anonymous caller ID off if you want others to see your phone number when you call them.
- When you conceal your caller ID on one device, it is also hidden on all other devices linked to your Voice account.
If you have an iPhone or Android smartphone, you may block your phone number automatically by changing one option. For each call you make, your phone number will seem to be private.
- To block a phone number on an iPhone, follow these steps:
Select Settings from the drop-down menu. Select phone Press on show my caller ID.
To reveal or hide your phone number, use the toggle switch.
- To block your phone number on Android, follow these steps:
Open the Menu option in the Phone app. Choose Settings, then Call Settings.
Select Caller ID from the drop-down menu under Additional settings. Your phone number will be hidden if you choose “Hide number.”
Blocking your phone number isn’t the same on every device, and it’s a hassle to do on a per-call basis. That’s where your cellular provider can assist you. If you have a different phone (or want your account’s lines to be private), ask your carrier to restrict all outgoing calls.
If you don’t want to mess with your phone’s or carrier’s settings, a burner app could be the answer. These apps make calls using your internet bandwidth, thus giving your phone a second phone number. There are hundreds of burner applications available for iOS and Android.
- For good reason, Burner is one of the most popular iOS and Android applications. You may utilise the programme to have your calls routed directly to your secondary number, so you don’t have to hide it. The app is free for the first seven days, after which it costs $5 per line each month.
- Hushed isn’t free, but it’s a lot less expensive than many of its rivals. You may receive 60 SMS and 20 phone minutes for just $2 each week. You have the option to cancel at any time. A $5 monthly unlimited option is also available, however Hushed members can communicate with one another for free even on the basic plan.