Missed Call From Myself?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Lightey, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. Lightey macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2010
    I have an iPhone 4 - 32 GB Black on AT&T, running iOS 5.1.1. Lately, I've been receiving "Missed Calls" from my own cell phone number, and I'm wondering how this could be happening. Is this a glitch? Any help would be appreciated.
  2. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
  3. Lightey thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2010
    Impossible. It's a missed call from the same phone that has the missed call.
  4. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a


    May 20, 2009
    Back to the Future? So maybe either a service call (I think maybe some providers call and it comes up as your own number), pocket dial, or maybe some kind of software glitch which you could try updates/ restoring your iPhone. Sorry I can't actually be of much help.
  5. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    If you call your own cellphone number from the same phone it automatically goes to your voicemail box.

    I just did it.
  6. TitanApe macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2010
  7. joec1101 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2010
    So Cal, USA
    Sounds like Caller ID hacking. I've heard of apps that do that on jailbroken phones.
  8. DJinTX macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2010
    This just happened to me, at 4:05am. I was asleep after a late night and didn't get to bed until 3am. I was very tired so I'm not sure what happened, but something woke me up at 4:05, and my phone screen was lit up with a missed call from myself. Something weird is going on here.
  9. praterkeith macrumors 6502


    Oct 30, 2005
    Montgomery, AL
    It’s your future self calling you to warn you about something. Answer it and ask them who will win the World Series so I can go ahead and place my bet!
  10. mizvalorie macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2010
    Your phone number was ghosted. Lots of spammers are doing this nowadays.
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Sometimes, when I'm bored.
    I call myself.
    Or I bring up threads from 2012:D
  12. orev macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2015
    Voice spammers and scammers do this a lot to try to get you to answer. They are using VOIP services to spoof phone numbers. They had been doing it a lot with numbers in the same exchange, but maybe they started spoofing the number they are calling.
  13. yanki01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 28, 2009
    was at dinner with my parents a week ago. within 2 minutes we all got a phone call showing that we were calling ourself. looked it up and it was spam.
  14. PhillyGuy72 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2014
    Philadelphia, PA USA
    Either pranked by someone (there are apps, websites where one can enter "Call from [Your number]" - they enter your number and it will show you calling you )

    OR Spoofing from some scammer / robocaller! I get these also or some very similar variation of my number - the area code and first 3 digits. That angers me to no end! :mad::mad:
  15. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
    I've noticed a few of these myself in recent weeks.

    Disclaimer: This is intended as a serious reply. Thank you.
  16. NoBoMac macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2014
    Someone messed up: per a different thread, they should be using their Mr. Fusion powered Delorean to get an X, not resurrect this thread from 5yrs ago.

    But since this zombie thread is alive, a plug for Hiya app. Been using that for a couple of months now and love it. Has an option to send calls with same first 6 digits not in Contacts to voicemail. My phone has been pretty much 99% silent re: spam/scams/telemarketers. Get one occasionally sneak through, but can block that and report that number to Hiya to include in their spam database.

    (I too have missed a call from me earlier in the year)
  17. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Same here.
    But I didn't feel like talking to myself so I send it to voicemail:)

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