Why does my phone ring when people call an entirely different number?
April 24, 2008 7:29 PM Subscribe
All day since 2:00 AM this morning, I've been getting phone calls on my cell phone who didn't dial my number. Please help.
posted by Trinkers to Technology (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
All day since 2:00 AM this morning, I've been getting weird phone calls on my cell phone. I thought that the first 9 calls were due to drunk dialing because they happened within 2:07 to 2:21 AM, but it has since become quite bizarre. So far, I've received 21 calls from 14 different phone numbers. I haven't been able to answer the phone every time that it has rung because I was at work. However, I have answered the phone a few times and all of the people who called said they had dialed numbers that are not my phone number. A co-worker called back a few of the others, who also said that they had dialed a different number or had not called anyone at all. Needless to say, this is completely bizarre.
I called AT&T, my provider, and the guy on the phone basically said that he had no idea what was going on. He thought that *maybe* it was because the phone number has been used twice before, but he agreed that it was probably not the answer since I've never received any calls like this until today even though I've had the phone for a month, and also because the people were dialing different numbers. The volume of calls makes it an unlikely answer, too. He said that it would be possible to switch phone numbers, but I would like to find out what is going on and how to stop it if possible. Similarly, paying $5 per month to block the numbers probably isn't the answer, because completely new numbers keep cropping up.
If it matters: I have a non-jailbroken iPhone.
Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. I'd love to be able to sleep through the entire night tonight without any weird calls.