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Old 07-18-2008, 06:15 PM   #1
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Question Why does a number come up "restricted" on caller id??

ETA: He keeps calling still and DH answered last night just to have him hang up. Tonight I just got a text from some guy with the number listed (not restricted) and he followed up with a pic, and he just now sent me another pic of him in a boat playing a guitar with no shirt on??? He's a good looking guy, but what does he want?? I have no idea who he is. Called Verizon and they walked me through how to change my phone settings to block all calls that aren't in my address book. Should I text him back, ignore him, what? I think the next pic will be of him naked...

So I never answer my phone, home or cell. I rarely even check my cell phone because we are often home and I never think about it, it's just stuffed in my purse. DH was taking the LOs out tonight for some "man" time to give me a break and I got out the phone to give him. Checked to see if it was charged and saw I had a missed call. Turns out I have like 30 missed calls in a few days time!!??

All the calls were from a "restricted" number and I only had one voicemail. It was this man with a southern accent that said "Holly there is something I've been wanting to tell you for a long time, please answer your phone!". WTF?? No number, no "this is so and so...". I'm freaking out here! I do say "You've reached Holly" on my VM message so DH said it might be a wrong number?? How likely is that that they were trying to call a Holly?? Anyways, just curious if anyone knows about restricted numbers, usually it says "unavailable" I thought?

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Old 07-18-2008, 06:26 PM   #2
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Re: Why does a number come up "restricted" on caller id??

Pretty sure you can pay extra to have your number blocked so it doesn't show up on caller ID. People I babysat for when I was younger has this on their phone and a friend of mines parents had theirs set so they couldn't receive calls with blocked numbers so I'd have to push *something so it would show and they would hear the phone ring.
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Old 07-18-2008, 07:00 PM   #3
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Re: Why does a number come up "restricted" on caller id??

well I used to get a restricted number all the time when my dh was in tech school for the Air Force...so there are definitely numbers that come up restricted
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Sometimes it depends on if it's a call from a business. I know when my SIL calls me from her work, it comes up restricted. Also, anyone can call anyone restricted by dialing *67 or something like that before dialing the number.
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Old 07-18-2008, 07:27 PM   #5
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My number is restricted, it also means it is not in the phone book, or on canada 411. There are reasons why people would want this.
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My mom and grandma both have their numbers blocked from showing on caller Id.. so even though they are in my phone.. it still shows blocked call.. it's weird..but that's how they like it for whatever reason..

We have our phone number unlisted and if you try to look up our names on say white pages... it doesn't show our address or phone number.. it's nice....
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Thanks, I don't remember ever seeing a restricted number. This call has just got me weired out... who calls ten plus times in one day, everyday?? No idea who this person even is.
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Do you owe money on anything? Could it be a collection agency? They would always call my house about 10x a day, and they were always shady like that. They would act like they were a friend or something so I would pick up the phone.
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OMG he just called 10 times in the last hour like 10 min exactly apart!! No, we don't owe anything besides it's my cell phone so I'm not sure how anyone would get that number. I keep listening to the message over and over because he's really hard to understand. If I call Verizon do you think they would be able to tell me who it is, or put a block on the call? I know you all must think just answer it, but I'm scared LOL!
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OMG he just called 10 times in the last hour like 10 min exactly apart!! No, we don't owe anything besides it's my cell phone so I'm not sure how anyone would get that number. I keep listening to the message over and over because he's really hard to understand. If I call Verizon do you think they would be able to tell me who it is, or put a block on the call? I know you all must think just answer it, but I'm scared LOL!
Can you answer and say "Holly's not here right now, who is this?"
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