Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

When you get a 'restricted' call on your cell phone, what does it mean?

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU
 
Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-02-08 11:28 PM
Original message
When you get a 'restricted' call on your cell phone, what does it mean?
I'm a paranoid bastard, and I got a call on my phone that said 'restricted' i picked up, and said 'hello?' but there was no answer. After a few seconds, the line went dead.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-02-08 11:34 PM
Response to Original message
1. c'mon, someone help me out here.
:P
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-02-08 11:37 PM
Response to Original message
2. For me it means TROUBLE! My parents are the only
ones that call me from a restricted number. They can't figure out how to take it off.

But usually it is a person you don't want to talk to. Bill collector, telemarketer, mother in law etc...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-02-08 11:38 PM
Response to Reply #2
3. Telemarketers can get to you on your cell phone?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-02-08 11:42 PM
Response to Reply #3
5. Yep.
Sucks but I get at least one a day.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-02-08 11:48 PM
Response to Reply #5
7. do telemarketers call at 9:30 am or 10 pm?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-02-08 11:41 PM
Response to Original message
4. It means the person calling wants to have a Rated R conversation with you. nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
HeresyLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-02-08 11:43 PM
Response to Original message
6. I get phone calls from
123-456-7890, not kidding.

Or the really odd 555-444-3333.

I thought 555 was an unused number which is why it only occurs in TV shows.

I even got one this week, where when I said 'hello', I was told 'I'm sorry, that's an inoperative response'. Click.

Google them. You'll find all your mysterious numbers are tele-marketing. And sometimes their tape recorded messages screw up. :rofl:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-02-08 11:49 PM
Response to Reply #6
8. do you ever get 'restricted' calls?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
HeresyLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-02-08 11:51 PM
Response to Reply #8
9. 'Private number'
or 'Not Available' or 'Unknown Caller'. I don't remember if it ever showed 'restricted'.

Just telemarketing.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 12:01 AM
Response to Reply #9
10. yeah i see one 'unavailable' under missed calls back in march.
interesting.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 12:04 AM
Response to Original message
11. It means my friend Jenna is calling me
Edited on Sat May-03-08 12:04 AM by HEyHEY
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
huskerlaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 12:40 AM
Response to Original message
12. I'm not sure what the distinction is exactly
but I have a friend who works at a law firm and every time she calls me from work, the number comes up at "restricted" on my iPhone. Obviously, the individual office phones in a law firm are blocked from public caller ID or lawyers would get harassed, so I'm sure it's just the privacy mechanism on their phones.

On the other hand, she has Caller ID blocked on her home phone and that number comes up as "blocked".

:shrug:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 12:47 AM
Response to Original message
13. i don't answer it, end of story.
my sil has a blocked number so when she calls it's the only one that has a different ring, when i hear that ring i know it's her calling, i also do not answer the phone.

:rofl:

my sil=my cross to bear.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
crimsonblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 12:50 AM
Response to Original message
14. It's Jesus....
and of course, it always happens to me when I'm watching porn. bastard.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
KSinTX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 12:50 AM
Response to Original message
15. A 'restricted' number is from someone who has Caller ID blocked
It depends on the service provider whether Private or Restricted Number shows up. You can set your phone (most cases) to block anonymous phone calls.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 12:59 AM
Response to Original message
16. Not always a telemarketer
Edited on Sat May-03-08 01:00 AM by BlueDogDemocratNH
Usually, it means it's a telemarketer or collector, but not always. Homeless shelters and shelters for victims of domestic violence often use restricted numbers to protect the anonymity of residents.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri Aug 22nd 2014, 01:08 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC