Interestingly, this is a question asked by many people at some point – and it happens for several reasons. Whether by starting to use a new chip or simply forgetting the phone itself.
In this guide, we will introduce the methods used to identify the device number. The main operators (Claro, Oi, Tim, Vivoe Nextel) have simple ways to find this information. Check out the step by step below!
Finding the number of the chip itself is very simple.Source: Pexels.com/Reproduction
Claro offers two free options for the person to discover the chip number. The first is through the USSD code, a protocol used by mobile operators and that allows the customer to find information about the plan.
In this mode, you need to do the following steps:
With the mobile device of unknown number, call * 510 #
In a moment, the information will be displayed on the cell phone screen.
Simpler, the second way is using a text message (SMS):
Send an SMS with any word to 35742
Thus, the automatic answer will reveal the device number.
Many operators use the USSD code to reveal information about the plan.Source: Pexels.com/Reproduction
Free of charge, Oi allows the user to discover the number of his own cell phone using the USSD code. Therefore, the line owner needs to do the following actions:
Using the smartphone with the SIM chip, call * 880 #
On the system options screen, choose “Services”
Then choose the option “Consult Number”
Once this is done, the device will activate the USSD protocol and show the number.
The operator offers yet another option “How do I know my cell phone number?”:
Call 0800 643 0424.
During the free call, the electronic service will inform the number.
TIM uses a simple method to enter the chip number. Free of charge, it reveals the information through the USSD code. So, just follow the step by step below:
With cell phone number unknown, call * 846 #
The TIM system will automatically display the information on the screen.
Operators also use automated responses to SMSs to send information.Source: Pexels.com/Reproduction
Also in a simple way, Vivo allows the user to find out the line number using a simple SMS. Please note below:
Using the unknown chip device, send an SMS with the word “Number” to 8300
Then, the operator will return the message with the desired information.
Unlike the previous examples, Nextel does not have a simple way to answer the question “How do I know my cell phone number?” Therefore, the user can use a universal service to obtain the information:
Call 0800 643 6424
On the free call, a recording will inform the device number.
It is worth mentioning that this option can be used to identify the chip of any Brazilian operator. Including Claro, Oi, TIM and Vivo.
The line number of the chip can also be seen in the smartphone settings.Source: Pexels.com/Reproduction
More alternatives to discover your own cell phone number
In addition to the options presented above, there are other simple ways to find information about the number registered on the chip. Check out some of them below:
Calling another number
Very simple, call the cell phone of a person who is nearby
Then look at the number that was registered on the other device.
With the device of unknown number, open the WhatsApp app
Click on the three dots in the upper right corner and go to “Settings”
Then, click on your name and the information will be in the “Telephone” field.
On Android devices
You can find your cell phone number through your smartphone settings. In the case of the Android system, just follow the paths below:
Access the “Settings” option, then “About the Device” and then “Status”
Or access “Settings”, go to “Mobile Network”, “Mobile Data” and “YES”.
Stay tuned, as the “paths” may vary depending on the version of Android.
On iOS devices
Something similar happens on iOS smartphones:
Go to “Settings”, go to “Phone” and then “My Number”.
Or access the “Phone” app, then “Contacts”, then “Your Name (My Card)”, “Phone”.
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