How to Make Your Mobile Phone Number Private

By Holly Mccoy

Many people would rather keep their mobile phone number private. There are a few steps that you can take to help you do this. Read on for more information.

Step 1

The easiest way to make your mobile phone number private is to use call blocking. This can be accomplished by simply dialing *67 before the number you are calling. For example, instead of dialing 555-555-5555, you would dial *67-555-555-5555. This will cause the receiver of your phone call to see your number only as "Private".

Step 2

Check the settings on your cell phone to see is there is a way to hide your number or make it private. You can check it by making a test call to a friend or family member or even calling your home phone.

Step 3

Call your mobile phone company if you can't figure out how to change your settings to private. There may be an option that you are unaware of.

Step 4

Call your mobile phone company to see if there is a way to change your number to private. The may able to adjust the settings within your contract so that you come up as "Private" or "Wireless Caller". Be prepared--you may pay a small fee for this.

Tips & Warnings

  • Some people may not pick up phone calls made from a private number.