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#272518 29-Jun-2020 11:28
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I have a quirky question that I'm forwarding on behalf of a client:

 

"My caller ID comes up with my number in NZ, but when I call someone in Oz it comes up as 'private number'. Why do you think that is?"

 

I've had her check ID blocking on her iPhone 8, but all appears correct. What am I missing?

 

 

 

 

 

It's not something I've ever thought about. Personally we have occasional phone contact (most is Whatsapp and Skype) with family and friends around the world and no one has ever commented.


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  #2514365 29-Jun-2020 12:24
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I have noticed this too, and have no idea why


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  #2514368 29-Jun-2020 12:27
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Cause the CLI must be stripped out by the carrier in OZ


 
 
 
 


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  #2514376 29-Jun-2020 12:38
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Who is the provider?




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  #2514381 29-Jun-2020 12:48
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At the Oz end? Wasn't stated. But I've checked the number dialed and it appears to be an Optus mobile number.


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  #2514384 29-Jun-2020 12:56
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pristle:

 

At the Oz end? Wasn't stated. But I've checked the number dialed and it appears to be an Optus mobile number.

 

 

Yes OZ end for sure


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  #2514404 29-Jun-2020 13:59
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When I complained about this to the Aussie end they were not interested in sorting out out and said it was a privacy thing. This was in the case of me in NZ roaming with Aussie sim constantly not seeing who was calling me making having the number pointless since I was answering calls I didn't know who it was so wasting money. 





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  #2514889 30-Jun-2020 08:51
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In the roaming world unfortunately it happens fairly regularly. More often than not, its the international voice carrier chosing low cost routes which usually drop the CLI or return the wrong CLI.

 

It needs to be logged with your carrier, they will then work with the roaming partner to resolve, its usually fixed fairly quickly by changing voice routes, but will often revert back a few months later.

 

Its a bit of an ongoing game of whack a mole.


 
 
 
 


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  #2514912 30-Jun-2020 09:40
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@andyb Sorry not sure how roaming comes into this thread


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  #2514916 30-Jun-2020 09:52
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They made it quite clear to me that it wouldn't be fixed up. I occasionally got caller ID from other AU mobile numbers but AU landlines and NZ anythings calling over to it would get the dreaded private number come up.





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  #2514975 30-Jun-2020 12:22
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Linux:

 

@andyb Sorry not sure how roaming comes into this thread

 

 

 

 

I was replying to @richms's comment :-)


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