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What does Wireless Caller mean?

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Telecom providers have come a long way in terms of their network coverage and capabilities and the services they offer. Most modern telecom carriers also offer caller ID and spam protection measures to help provide their customers with a more streamlined experience.

In this article, we’re talking about what wireless caller means on your phone, why it is showing up and what you can do to fix the issue. 

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Wireless Caller explained

The ‘wireless caller’ label is used for unidentified numbers of the network for carriers who don’t support called ID or name identification services. It’s generally indicative of spam or malicious call but can also show up on regular numbers in case they aren’t saved on your phone. 

In addition to a glitch at your telecom provider, this issue can also arise due to the presence of spam blocking or caller ID apps. While it should not appear every time you get a call from an unknown number, it can appear rather frequently at times making it more of a hindrance than a feature. 

Does Wireless Caller indicate spam?

Not necessarily. While the likelihood of such calls simply being spam or phishing calls is higher, it’s not necessarily guaranteed that the label will show up on a spam call every time. As mentioned before, it can just be a glitch in the telecom provider’s network that might make regular unknown numbers show up under the label as well. 

How do I disable it?

Disabling caller ID features on your carrier will differ from network to network. We recommend getting in touch with your telecom provider to sort the issue out and disable the feature if that’s what it takes to remove the label from your phone. 

Additionally, if the issue isn’t carrier-based, you can try uninstalling caller ID or spam blocking apps on your phone or relaxing your phone’s caller identification settings to see if that makes a difference. 

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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: