Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1671 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 72


Topic # 223665 11-Oct-2017 11:54
Send private message quote this post

I want to send something to my mrs without my number showing in the text. Is there a way to do this like how you can block your number when calling people?


Create new topic

nas

277 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 138


  Reply # 1881890 11-Oct-2017 11:58
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

I doubt it's possible

 

Imagine the spam you'd receive if people could anonymously text you things




1671 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 72


  Reply # 1881911 11-Oct-2017 12:21
Send private message quote this post

Oh that ability exists, ie Burnerapp, where you can just use a number then burn it.

 

But Im talking completely no name or number. Appls like Burner use a random number, then when you need to change it, you burn it and use another.


 
 
 
 


304 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 85


  Reply # 1881981 11-Oct-2017 15:14
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

I'm trying to think of a legal use case for this and to be honest I can't really come up with a good one. This is not possible for a very good reason.


1178 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 435

Subscriber

  Reply # 1881997 11-Oct-2017 15:42
Send private message quote this post

Can you prefix the SMS number with ##31## (or similar) - typically you can do this on a phone call to suppress caller-id

 

 


541 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 158

Subscriber

  Reply # 1882001 11-Oct-2017 15:49
Send private message quote this post

1. Gain access to her phone.
2. Change the contact name to "unknown" or something like that.
3. Hope she doesn't check the number stored for the contact.

Edit: not overly familiar with Android, this would work on iOS.


933 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 26


  Reply # 1888104 23-Oct-2017 15:44
Send private message quote this post

 SIMs are only a couple of bucks or so to buy? Just get a fresh new one and use it. 





Who I am: multi time Ironman finisher, University of Auckland graduate, Freelancer (mainly focused on website development, message me for work).

twitter.com/TersoIT

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15


Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37


Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59


Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42


New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18


All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54


How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52


NOW to deploy SD-WAN to regional councils
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:46


Mobile market competition issues ComCom should watch
Posted 18-Dec-2017 10:52


New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47


Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39


UAV Traffic Management Trial launching today in New Zealand
Posted 12-Dec-2017 16:06


UFB connections pass 460,000
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:26


The Warehouse Group to adopt IBM Cloud to support digital transformation
Posted 11-Dec-2017 11:22


Dimension Data peeks into digital business 2018
Posted 11-Dec-2017 10:55



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.