No Caller ID vs. Unknown: Difference Between No Caller ID And Unknown
You will usually see the contact number of the caller when you get a call from your Verizon phone number. This system is well-established for many years. It is now common for cell phone users to see the number of those they are calling. This allows them to see the number of the people calling them in advance and allows them to answer or decline the call.
The majority of home phone users also use the Caller ID service to identify the numbers they receive calls. Sometimes, however, the number is not visible to the user. Instead of receiving the number from the caller, they get a message saying ” Unknown ” or ” No Contact ID“.
These two scenarios are confusing many users. You may be receiving calls from unknown or unidentified numbers. Here’s how to tell the difference if you have this problem.
The Difference between Unknown and No Caller ID
If a call shows up as ” no caller ID“, it means that the caller has prevented the number from appearing whenever they call. This may be a feature they have set up for all calls. They may have made this available for you only. Remember that when you get a call saying “No Caller ID”, it is likely that the caller has decided not to reveal his number to you.
However, if you get a call saying “HTMODE0_ Unknown “, it is usually a sign that the telecommunications service’s network could not grab the information. One of the following factors could be responsible for this situation.
- When they called you, the caller chose to use the *67 feature. This is a call that your carrier interpreted as UNKNOWN. If the caller decides to block their number, it might appear as “Unknown” or “NO Caller ID.” UNKNOWN could also appear for other reasons, as described below.
- The service provider for the caller had set true to privacy in SCP. The privacy flag was set by the caller. You may be wondering what the difference is between these settings and why the caller’s service provider would do it. It could be done for the caller, or due to another reason. It could also be a technical problem.
- A second, less likely scenario is where you might see UNKNOWN rather than a number. This happens when your service provider doesn’t receive the number (CID), and the UNKNOWN status appears instead.
This may make you wonder how to resolve the issue. You might also want to find out the number of the person calling. Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do. If you have called the caller with privacy enabled, you cannot get their details unless they give them those details. Sometimes, callers may not even realize that the privacy feature was activated. You may ask for the caller’s number. If they haven’t done so consciously, they might tell you their number.
You can’t do much if the number is blocked at the end of the caller’s carrier. Although you may be able to reach your carrier’s customer support line, they won’t be able to help you because another carrier has blocked the number.
However, if the number is blocked by your carrier or there was a reason your carrier couldn’t show it, there may be a chance that you can find the number by calling your carrier’s customer service helpline.