Would you call back with a strange number that is a missed call?

United States
June 11, 2010 4:36am CST
Usually I don't want to call back, because I thought it might be a wrong number or something. Sometimes, I have a couple of missed calls a day, and some with strange number I didn't program to my cellphone. So, I don't want to call back. Maybe I thought wrong sometimes, because my friend might call from a different number, or he/she just changed their numbers. But they should leave me a voice message to notify me their numbers have been changed. Otherwise, I just don't want to call back. Would you call back a strange number that is a missed call, to find out who is calling?
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12 responses
@sallyj (1228)
• United States
12 Jun 10
When we were getting nasty call, i did. I also turned in a number that was from the school that had left nasty calls.
• United States
12 Jun 10
You can always block those nasty calls. If you check on your manual, you might find those functions useful.
• United States
11 Jun 10
I will always call back any number on my phone to find out who it was. My daughter could get hit by an car and a stranger would call to let me know. I think it is the worst mistake anyone could make not to take a second out to recall someone. So what if it was the wrong number could it have killed me to find out about it? NO. plus my mother might meet up in some trouble and be out of cell phone minutes. It makes no sense to me to have a phone and not use it for all purposes intended.
@allknowing (56748)
• India
11 Jun 10
You are right gifts but if one has a situation where one wants to avoid calls of certain people and they call from an unknown number then it becomes embarrassing specially if you do not want to talk to them.
@allknowing (56748)
• India
11 Jun 10
I never do but sometimes it could be that a lost friend would want to contact as it happened a few days ago. I missed her!!
• United States
11 Jun 10
It would be better if the person leave me a message or something like that. Because I might not want to call back a stranger, you know what I am saying here. I hope they understand.
@rubyriaz007 (2819)
• India
26 Sep
No, I would never call them back. I would never attend a call from an unknown number...
• United States
22 Aug 12
I agree I wouldn't answer it or call it back. I love caller id! As you said if it's someone you know they'd leave a message or try to contact you again another way or leave a message the next time. Besides it's your minutes why waste them on a possible stranger?
@fantabulus (4006)
• India
22 Aug 12
Yes I want call back but not every time if I feel I should call back then do it otherwise feel if the called need me then they call back to me.
@reco13 (605)
• Philippines
22 Jun 10
No. Never did I call back to a strange number. I don't want to take the risk if that person is a bad one. I know that if the call is important, the caller will either call me again or at least text me about the important message. I will not call or text that caller unless he tells me why. I am really careful in whatever do because it's hard nowadays. Many people should not be trusted that easily...
• Philippines
21 Jun 10
In my case, I don't want to prolong my curiosity of who's calling me that's why I always do call back. My husband would tell me to ignore those unwanted calls because it will only charge me. But here I am hard headed as I am still calling the numbers whom I missed the call. My reason is maybe it is an emergency and one of my family is in danger that is why I can't sleep without knowing the owner of the number.
@sarath49 (762)
• India
12 Jun 10
yeah coz sometimes you may miss some offers if you try to avoid precious phone calls no matter from whome ever that call may be from so i do call back to here the result . i do had some fruitful results of calling back as i was able to know that i my tommorow examination has been suspeded now if i havent called it back then i would have been at school and siting like a donkey studing each every word from boook late night.
@williamjisir (22909)
• China
12 Jun 10
I don't bother to call back if it is some number that I don't know. If it so happens that it is a familiar one, I will call back to see what is up.
• Philippines
12 Jun 10
of course not.. i will just send it a message cause maybe its an important thing, i will not call back because maybe its just a tripper who's wasting time to disturb other..
@rosegardens (3044)
• United States
11 Jun 10
I always call back. Often it is just a wrong number, but sometimes it is someone that I need to speak with. I sell Avon, so every call is important.