How to hide your phone number (private call) while calling in India

These days we can’t live without mobile phones. It has become an integral part of our lives! But mobile phones also eat into our privacy and comfort also. For example, each time we call a stranger, our number is shared, because it will get displayed on their caller id! And sometimes, things can get bit menacing too. For example, insurance agents and car showroom folks are well known to repeatedly keep calling on phone numbers of interested parties. In such cases, hiding one’s phone number and making a private call is recommended. But how can such private calls be dialled from our phone? Wait, I’ll provide the solution in this article.

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How to hide number/make private call in India

The trick is to use a special code, right before writing the number, which you want to call from your mobile phone. The code in case of India is- *31#.

For example, if you want to dial this number- 123456789, without revealing your number, just dial this- *31#123456789 and hit dial button, that’s it! Basically, you just need to add *31# before dialling the number from your phone. This is the code for users in India and it differs from Country to Country.


Also read: Missed call banking numbers of all Banks (SBI, Bank of Baroda, Indian Bank, Axis Bank, ICICI, HDFC etc)


Important message-

However, for this code to work, your Network Provider must support this service of masking caller ID. Otherwise this code won’t just work. So, before starting using it, do contact your Network Provider and make sure that this service is provided by them.

Some Network Providers offer Private calling service for a certain monthly fee in India. So, without subscribing that service, this code won’t work.

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