Missed Call From Myself?

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  1. Lightey macrumors regular

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    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

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  3. Lightey thread starter macrumors regular

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

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    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

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    If you call your own cellphone number from the same phone it automatically goes to your voicemail box.

    I just did it.
     
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  7. joec1101 macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like Caller ID hacking. I've heard of apps that do that on jailbroken phones.
     
  8. DJinTX macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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

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    Sometimes, when I'm bored.
    I call myself.
    Or I bring up threads from 2012:D
     
  12. orev macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Same here.
    But I didn't feel like talking to myself so I send it to voicemail:)
     

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