Do answer a call from the number you don't know?

Malaysia
March 30, 2013 10:41am CST
I always receive a call from the number I don't know. Before this I answer because I think maybe my friend use new number but when I answer most of it from someone make a wrong number call. Sometime I just worried if it is important call but I a little bit nervous receive a call from number I don't know.
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23 responses
@Kmz059 (652)
• Philippines
30 Mar 13
If somebody will on my phone I will always asnswer it because I don't know if the call is important or emergency.
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@Ghajini (776)
• Philippines
30 Mar 13
Same here, most of the time, I would answer the call since I have no idea whether it's someone I know, especially that it may be an emergency call.
• Malaysia
31 Mar 13
I just worried if the call is important call but most is wrong number. Maybe I should answer it next time.
@alpha9180 (301)
• Malaysia
5 Apr 13
Most probably, the unnumbered phone calls was a scam, which is plenty of them ! just simply ignore and delete it !
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• Malaysia
5 Apr 13
Maybe it from scammer or maybe also someone dial a wrong number.
@tech40 (22213)
• Philippines
30 Mar 13
I have this damn situation Im riding @ public utility jeep, then suddenly, when I go down from the jeep, my cellphone ring, and I put it down 2twice, and my phonne rings once again, then I decided to answer it, then luckly that I answer it because, the call is from Paypal, who assisting me about my concern to paypal LOOL
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• Malaysia
1 Apr 13
Yeah sometime I afraid if I miss a call from PayPal. But I think PayPal will not use cellphone number when their staff want to call us.
@tech40 (22213)
• Philippines
1 Apr 13
I put my cellphone number on my details maybe that is the reason or the only way they can contact me about my concerns,
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
30 Mar 13
Actually, I won't answer a number I don't recognize. Family and friends are already programmed in my phone and I know when one of them are calling. I do get alot of 800 calls and generally it's someone selling something or taking a survey. My phone is on the no call list but it doesn't matter. I still get calls.
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• Malaysia
1 Apr 13
I think that really annoying us if we receive a a lot of call from someone which is selling product and ask a survey.
@jillhill (37377)
• United States
8 Jan 16
@AkamaruKei I also don't answer especially if its an 800 number. I also ask them to take me off their list.
@alpha9180 (301)
• Malaysia
1 Apr 13
I had experience this many times. Mostly it is someone calling telemarketing and some are scam calls. Once beaten twice shy, so I no longer pick up any unknown numbers since then. It is better to be careful not to pick up calls with unknown numbers.
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• Malaysia
4 Apr 13
Maybe we will receive a call say we win some contest. What we can do if we receive a call like that?
@sk66rc (4257)
• United States
30 Mar 13
I use my cell phone for work, too, so it's not that uncommon for me to get a call from phone numbers I don't know...
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• Malaysia
2 Apr 13
If you use your cellphone number for work so it is not strange to you to receive a call from unknown number.
@doroffee (4226)
• Hungary
30 Mar 13
I usually do (because it could be really important, like a beloved using someone else's phone, if their is broken, or from a workplace I've sent an application to). I only don't answer it when it's a privated/secret number, because 9 times out of 10 they are aggressive telemarketing people who I really don't wanna talk to.
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• Malaysia
2 Apr 13
For me I not think if any of my friend will use someone phone. I always think if they have a new number but most of my friend like to using text message when they want to say something.
@TLilly12 (1229)
• United States
30 Mar 13
When my phone rings, and I don't know the number, I don't bothering answering the telephone because, it ends up being some one,I don't know any way, or it someone trying to sell me some thing, which I am not going to buy any way.
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• Malaysia
1 Apr 13
Yeah most if we receive call from unknown number it is from someone we don't know. I still not receive a call from someone want to sell something but most is wrong number.
@jiiiiin (586)
• Philippines
30 Mar 13
Most of the time I answer phone calls from unknown numbers. I am thinking that maybe it is one of my friends or relatives that have something to say. But whenever I learned that it is just someone that wants to have phone pal I just turned my phone off.
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• Malaysia
1 Apr 13
Yeah that what I thinking before this maybe my friend have another number but most of my friend like to text a message. I still remember I receive a call from a girl which is I don't know and she say hi to me. I don't know how he get my number.
• Leesburg, Georgia
30 Mar 13
I always answer calls that I don't know because I have a Childcare Business so people constantly call and I don't know who it is. With a business you have to answer every call you get, just in case it is a client! =)
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• Malaysia
31 Mar 13
You always see unknown number because that is your job so it not strange but I not anybody when I receive a call from unknown number I feel don't want to answer it.
@iamsittie (327)
• Philippines
30 Mar 13
Maybe I am kinda snob but I do not answer calls that are not in my phonebook. I once answered an unknown number but to my surprise it was a stranger asking my name and wanted me to his girlfriend. He always calls and I never answered it since then. So Calls from unfamiliar numbers are rejected. :D
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• Malaysia
31 Mar 13
That why I not answer unknown number. I don't want something not good If I answer it.
• India
30 Mar 13
I always recieve the call from unknown number..but I dont call back back on mised calls from unknown numbers. In the recent past lot has been written by some missed calls having suspicious origins
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• Malaysia
31 Mar 13
I never call back but most of the time I don't know someone call me. Next time If it ringing in front of me I will answer it.
@rosekiss (30327)
• Eugene, Oregon
1 Apr 13
I don't answer calls from numbers i don't know, as I am not to sure what it would be about, and after I get a call from a number i don't know, I will check the number out on my call blocker to see if there have been complaints on it. I am glad i have the call blocker, as it does its job, and I don't have to deal with the call. Whoever calls, can't leave a voice mail either as the call blocker is set up that way. Believe me, I get enough calls on my phone, and it makes me wonder where they got my number. I have answered calls before not knowing the number, and it would end up being a telemarketer, so I have decided, that no longer will I bother with any of them. Take care, and have a good day.
• Malaysia
4 Apr 13
Call blocker? What is call blocker? Some application in phone?
@rosekiss (30327)
• Eugene, Oregon
4 Apr 13
Yes, it is an app that is on my cellphone, as I don't have a land line. I paid $7.99 for the call blocker, and it is the best investment I made, as it does everything that it is supposed to to, and when a call that is blocked tries to call me, it automatically rejected, and the caller can't leave a voicemail either as it is set up that way, Of course in order to stop the phone from ringing and rejecting the call, I have to add the number to the call blocker. I have a long list of them on there, and no problems with the calls geting through/ When new numbers come in that aren't on the call blocker, then I will add them as well, as soon as the phone rings and I reject the call.
@Sithbabi (10)
31 Mar 13
That happens to me too.I normally wait for 2 miss calls from unknown numbers to answer because if they really want to contact me for an important reason they will try again and again.If friends called us from new numbers they normally will send sms saying who that is...
• Malaysia
3 Apr 13
Yeah I think sometime if someone calling for 2-3 times maybe that person know about us. If that person just calling for 1 times maybe it just a wrong number. If that is my friend I very sure they will text me a message.
• Malaysia
3 Apr 13
Yeah I think sometime if someone calling for 2-3 times maybe that person know about us. If that person just calling for 1 times maybe it just a wrong number. If that is my friend I very sure they will text me a message.
23 Apr 13
Usually no. unless they become relentless and won't stop and then we find out that its family or someone new and we don't recognize the number yet. happy mylotting!
• Malaysia
23 Apr 13
Hmm some people still dial our number even we say wrong number. They not call many times in.the day but after a few week or month the will call again. Are they cannot find the number they want to call?
@ayeeesha (1129)
• Philippines
5 Apr 13
I don't normally answer calls from someone I don't know. If I do, it's usually some person who offers me a credit card or convincing me to subscribe to a product they're offering. And I'm not really interested with whatever they're offering. But when I was younger, I answer anonymous calls since it might be from the company that I applied to. For me, just send a text message first and ask whether it's okay to call. I find it inappropriate for someone to just call a complete stranger who might be in the middle of something important.
• Malaysia
7 Apr 13
Sometime I think if it a call from a job I apply but I don't think they will use their personal number. I think I just should answer it even someone dial a wrong number.
• Egypt
31 Mar 13
I used to not answer calls from unknown numbers till one day my bro got robbed and had to borrow a phone from the street to call me and I didn`t answer SO now I answer all calls
• Malaysia
3 Apr 13
Yeah sometime I worried if it is important or emergency call.
@nemrac12 (388)
• Philippines
31 Mar 13
hi mylotter, i do answer some calls to someone's i donot know the number. but if that call are frank calls i use to jot down or remember that number and never answer that again. i dont know why people very often to change their numbers without infprming their friends & familu.
• Malaysia
3 Apr 13
Sometime prank call use a public phone to prank other people. Before this we always receive prank call and when we investigate that number it is from our neighbour. His son make a prank call. Grr!
@MizzLadyB08 (1174)
• United States
31 Mar 13
I do sometimes answer numbers I do not know and then I regret it because it is always someone from telemarketing trying to sell me something. I do not answer calls that are private or unknown at all.
• Malaysia
3 Apr 13
Luckily I still not receive any call from telemarketing want to sell something.
@zzarskie (48)
• Philippines
31 Mar 13
I would definitely answer it because you never know what it would be if you don't answer it. Besides, if it is a prank call or something like that, you could end the call. 'Cause it is a better risk, than to let an emergency or important call to miss.
• Malaysia
2 Apr 13
I just hope it not a mysterious call. Haha maybe I watch too much horror movie.