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    Default Dialling 141 on your mobile to withhold your number

    Hope it's ok to post this here.

    I had a call on my mobile (O2 monthly contract) from a number I didn't recognise.
    So I dialled the number - using the 141 prefix - witholding my number (or so I thought).
    When the company answered, the person addressed me with my name.
    I thought how the hell did they know that when I'd prefixed their number with 141 ??
    I'm usually so careful about who has access to my number.
    Thankfully it wasn't a DCAicon.

    However as an experiment, I've just dialled a friend's land line number - using 141
    and sure enough my mobile number is still displayed on their telephone.
    I (obviously mistakenly) thought that 141 worked on any telephone - but it doesn't.

    I've now gone into my mobiles's settings and changed caller ID to 'no' - and that
    definitely works.

    I feel as though I've had a lucky escape, especially after reading various posts on here from
    people who have wondered how DCAs' know their numbers, even when using a new cellphone.
    Maybe this could be one of the reasons for it.

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    Default Re: Dialling 141 on your mobile to withhold your number

    141 was removed from being able to be used on mobiles about 2 years ago. This is on the up to date phones only so if it is over 2 years old it may still work.

    If u want to with hold ur number u have to do it threw setting and phone settings on your handset.

    I dont know why it was removed but it was.

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    Default Re: Dialling 141 on your mobile to withhold your number

    Quote Originally Posted by The GodMother View Post
    141 was removed from being able to be used on mobiles about 2 years ago. This is on the up to date phones only so if it is over 2 years old it may still work.

    If u want to with hold ur number u have to do it threw setting and phone settings on your handset.

    I dont know why it was removed but it was.

    Thanks again G/M.
    I never knew that.

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    Default Re: Dialling 141 on your mobile to withhold your number

    Thats not true whatsoever Godmother.

    It is certainly possible that individual networks have removed the 141 ability(although I'm certainly not aware of it). However, it has not been removed "from mobiles", either old or new. Apart from anything else, this is a network service, not a handset service.

    My iPhone on TMobile does it fine.

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    Default Re: Dialling 141 on your mobile to withhold your number

    Just for safety, however, I invariably ensure that the settings on my iPhone (O2) are changed to 'withhold number'. Since I have genuinely ex-directory phones at work and home, however, I tend to use landline when dealing with DCAs.


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    Default Re: Dialling 141 on your mobile to withhold your number

    Trying it out now - I thought it worked on mobiles too. Not that I would ever ever call a DCAicon from my mobile or anywhere for that matter!!!!!!

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    Default Re: Dialling 141 on your mobile to withhold your number

    What network you on GL?

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    Default Re: Dialling 141 on your mobile to withhold your number

    A 'withheld number' manually set on your phone will withhold it to 'joe public' mobiles but not to emergency services and some government agencies. Best place (imho) for untraceable payg sims is car boot sales.


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    Default Re: Dialling 141 on your mobile to withhold your number

    O2/Tesco and I have just rang my house to be told the number had been withheld so I am OK

    And don't I know that the emergency services log your number. I got my handbag snatched in a supermarket car park a couple of years ago and as the car with the robbers in screeched off I rang 999 (mobile, purse, car and house keys were all in my coat pocket!!) the operator must have repeated my mobile number at least twice and all I was shouting was 'shut up, I am trying to tell you a car numberplate and you are making me forget it!' One of those silly things that is so unhelpful.

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    Default Re: Dialling 141 on your mobile to withhold your number

    I have a phone on orangeicon and 141 has always worked for me, I used it only last week. My home phone does not accept witheld number so I always test by phoning home first.

    I also have a phone on T-Mobile and that does not work.


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    Default Re: Dialling 141 on your mobile to withhold your number

    well i have a few payg mobiles and it does not work as 141 0n any of them.

    i am mainly on voda due to eveyone i ring on voda but i have a t mobi and orangeicon and o2 and 141 dont work on there unless i active it in the settings of myphone.

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    Default Re: Dialling 141 on your mobile to withhold your number

    I have just tried 2 orangeicon mobiles, Nokia N73 (payg) and Nokia 6301 (contract) and 141 worked on both of them when caller ID was set to be allowed by network on both phones.


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    Default Re: Dialling 141 on your mobile to withhold your number

    I cant find the topic now but there was a thread about this on the vodafoneicon forums.

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    Default Re: Dialling 141 on your mobile to withhold your number

    #31# before the number on a mobile will withold your number!


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    Default Re: Dialling 141 on your mobile to withhold your number

    Thank you for the update

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    Thumbs up Re: Dialling 141 on your mobile to withhold your number

    Quote Originally Posted by nortie View Post
    #31# before the number on a mobile will withold your number!
    I only recently discovered that 141 did not work on the Three network although it seems to be working on others such as vodafoneicon and T-Mobile. However, the #31# prefix does work with Three although more research is required to establish if it works with all UK mobile networks and with any of the land-line operators.

    Thanks for the tip Nortie!


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    Default Re: Dialling 141 on your mobile to withhold your number

    Hello - just tried the #31# from an orangeicon to vodaphone mobile and it works on those


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    Quote Originally Posted by ScarletPimpernel View Post
    Just for safety, however, I invariably ensure that the settings on my iPhone (O2) are changed to 'withhold number'. Since I have genuinely ex-directory phones at work and home, however, I tend to use landline when dealing with DCAs.
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