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What does the 9999999999 number mean on the bill?

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There are quite a few unidentified numbers you might run into when looking at your phone bill from time to time. While some of these numbers might be identifiable, some are not so much. 

In this article, we’re talking about the number 9999999999 showing up on your Verizon bill, what does it mean and everything else you need to know. 

Also read: What is US01LV: ‘Wireless customer is not available’ error?


9999999999 explained

Depending on when you’re seeing this number in your call logs, it can mean a couple of different things. 

  • If the calls shown from this number are within the last 24-48 hours, chances are the number hasn’t been resolved yet and will appear at a later time. 
  • The recipient’s called ID isn’t public.
  • The number is possibly a short code or longer than 10 digits. 
  • The sender used Verizon’s text service to send an email instead.

Overall, if a number that you dialled or received a call from cannot be resolved, it’ll show up as 9999999999 on your call logs. 

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It doesn’t necessarily indicate anything fishy or a scamming attempt. That said, this obfuscation can be exploited by scammers to hide their numbers by making them unresolvable and hence getting away with a generic placeholder number on your bill. 

Can you remove the number from your phone bill?

Since you can’t really hide or delete calls from your phone bill, there’s no way to remove the number from showing up whenever you get billed for cellular connectivity. Even if you remove all call logs from your device, the carrier will still be able to see who calls you or vice-versa, so the number is going to show up if you’ve received a call from or called or texted a number that hasn’t yet been resolved. 

Also read: Why are you receiving calls from 8443191130? Is it a scam?

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: yadullahabidi@pm.me.

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