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Contributor
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-22-2012
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WHY DOES MY PHONE CALL ITSELF

I have it set up that my caller id displays on my TV.  In the last couple of weeks the phone will ring and my own phone number shows up beginning with E ###-###-####.  I answer it and nothing on the other end.

Silver Contributor IV
Posts: 1,776
Registered: ‎05-14-2009
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Re: WHY DOES MY PHONE CALL ITSELF

Did you accidentally enable call forwarding or simulteanous ring?

Gold Contributor III
Posts: 2,308
Registered: ‎08-05-2008
Plan: Extreme HD DV /50/25
Location: SE Pennsylvania
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Re: WHY DOES MY PHONE CALL ITSELF

I have had the same thing.  It is obviously being spoofed, a common practice by telemarketers (commercial, political, and charities) to hide their true identity.  I just ignore it as there is nothing I can do to stop them.

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Copper Contributor
Posts: 31
Registered: ‎03-19-2009
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Re: WHY DOES MY PHONE CALL ITSELF

Mine was doing that also and then I discovered that I had the "Voice Mail Screening" turned on. Once I turned it off it stopped.

 

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