Got a phone call from a short code?!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by heyyitssusan, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

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    The last two days, I've been getting a phone call from the number 493-15. I haven't picked up because it seems odd to me, and I've noticed there was no option to deny the call either. What does this mean? There's no way to look it up either.
     
  2. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    It means you're being called from a place that has a PBX or other ISDN-like implementation. They can put in whatever number they like into the caller ID field (even fake or nonexistent ones), and that's what you'll see in Caller ID.

    Skype used to do this, not sure if they fixed it fully though.
     
  3. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    Block the call.
     
  4. imejh macrumors member

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    They are coming for you... hide your family and lock your doors.
     
  5. davidg4781 macrumors 68000

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    I hid my kids and I hid my wife.

    That's annoying though. Wish there was a way to be taken off this list.
     
  6. luckydcxx macrumors 65816

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    this seems to be a feature that many people forget.
     
  7. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Do you know anybody that might be calling you from Skype? That sounds similar to they type of numbers that show up on phones from that.
     
  8. cymolia macrumors 6502a

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    Its prob a nigerian prince that has millions for you
     
  9. DcGamer05 macrumors regular

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    Or he won the Australian lottery :rolleyes:
     

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