Hiya, I have heard that it is possible to retrieve withheld numbers on some networks. If any one can shed light on this i would be grateful. I am sure it would be handy for a lot of people to know who is calling you.
yes that one works if u fone up ntl and tell them u want that service it is free as i have it myselfmadeinbeats said:hi people, this isnt exactly what you are looking for, but if you are on NTL you can try this to block sad and sorry people from giving you dodgy phone calls.
Stop Anonymous Calls
To stop calls from people who are deliberately barring their number dial * 227#.
To cancel this feature and reaccept calls from deliberately barred numbers, dial # 227 #.
To check if the feature is in operation dial *#227 #.
DessertDog said:dont work on ntl south says service is not available on this line ?
I cant see any section for barring incoming calls that dont display numbers all i can see is to bar all in comming or all out going m8
Copy this linto into a browser window. Replace the * with a 't' first though(was gonna post an active link to the page but then thought twice >_<) and enter your post code on the page that opens, press continue then click on the link that says 'Welcome pack (including guide to your telephone service) for your region'... this will open a pdf file. All the info on incoming and outgoing call barring is contained in here - plus lots of other info you may find useful.
tina said:You've lost me here mate.....You've titled this thread 'Withheld number retrieval' and yet nothing in the link you have provided contains any information as to find out how to get the number of someone that has withheld their number....and the reason why this information isn't available is because you can't, otherwise there would be no point in withholding your number....Thats the whole point of it.
And for those of you that want to stop anyone phoning your landline who has withheld their, just ring your provider and ask them to stop any incoming calls that have their number withheld....don't forget that some compaines are dialed through a switch board which means there number doesn't come up anyway although they haven't withheld it, so how this would affect your incoming calls from buisness's I'm not sure but it's worth asking them about this.
l think l would edit my feedback and leave one twice as bad m8 , thats harsament if his phoning u up ..madeinbeats said:No, no, no, no, no... I didnt originaly make this post. Story goes we were gettin some bizzare phone calls from an ebay seller with a lose wire who didnt like getting avergage feedback for crap products. SO, i looked into how you can get a withheld number and found out you cant, but found you can instead bar incoming calls where the number is withheld.
I thought thats some cool info, maybe some of the folk on DW would like to know this. I searched the forum and found this info hadnt been posted before, but found this post by someone with a similar situation to mine. I made a post in General chat about this and also thought I would post the know how in this tread aswell so the dude who started this thread would know how to atleast stop the calls.
Hope we are all on the same page now... :silly:
smirnoff_rules said:l think l would edit my feedback and leave one twice as bad m8 , thats harsament if his phoning u up ..
madeinbeats said:Already did mate. After I left 2 average and 1 neg for the crap he sent me (I was being fair), he in retaliation left me 3 negative's... Followed up the feedback I left, but people are still buying off him... P*sses me off but what can you do.
Ahh, we could argue about this next week matey, but I posted what I did becasue the guy sounded in a simillar situation to me. Wanted the number of someone phoning his line. Second best solution was blocking people holding their number from calling him. roud: Sorry if I got your hopes up that the link was about someting else but I think if you read the whole post then you would have realised.tina said:Firstly, you've missed led peeps with the title of this thread. 'Withheld number rerieval' basically what this is saying is 'you can get information in this link to retrieve someone's number that has been withheld'
tina said:Secondly, with regards to the phone calls, get on to ebay tell them whats been happening and they'll sort it mate.