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  • Started 9 years ago by bakaayeni
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  1. bakaayeni
    Member

    My friend told me he was calling from Portugal but the number that showed was +49 2898 13589. Could it be possible to call from Portugal with germany code appearing or showing?

    Suzan

    Posted 9 years ago #
  2. admin
    Key Master

    Hi Suzan,

    There are two ways one can call you from a country and show another country's code:
    1) When one uses a cell phone abroad with a roaming agreement (so if your friend travels to Portugal with his German cell phone, calls made would show a Germany caller ID);
    2) There are many VoIP services today that allow users from a certain region/country to register phone numbers belonging to another region/country (for example you could be in Paris but all your friends are in New York - if you register a New York number with a VoIP company all your friends from New York will be able to call you local although you are abroad).

    Anyway, this number doesn't look like a German cell so only the second situation may apply.

    Posted 9 years ago #
  3. bakaayeni
    Member

    Thank very much Admni. Actually He was not using his cell phone but said he was using a pay phone.

    Posted 9 years ago #

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