Are you trying to call a number you’ve been frequently calling but suddenly get the “the number you have dialed is unallocated” call intercept message? Or have your callers told you they get the call intercept message when trying to call your number? There are, no doubt, a couple of things that will result in this, and surely a couple of things that you can do to try fixing things.
In deciding a fix for the “the number you have dialed is unallocated” call intercept message, we suggest a few things that both the caller and receiver can do on their ends, so while it could be an issue with the recipient’s phone, it could very well also be an issue with the caller’s phone. Let’s see some working fixes for this issue.
The Number You Have Dialed Is Unallocated – Causes, Working Fixes
The more technical reason why you get the “the number you have dialed is unallocated” call intercept message is that the number you are calling hasn’t been assigned to a provider by the number administrator, or the number hasn’t been assigned to an end-user by the provider. In most countries, a number administrator is in charge of generating phone numbers, these are then given to a provider for them to be given to users.
This is the most obvious reason why you will get the “the number you have dialed is unallocated” call intercept message. You should check the number to be sure you are calling the right recipient, as a single number missing or swapped makes it impossible to call said number. If you got the number from someone, then chances are that they made a mistake in the number given to you.
If you are calling a number that was left on your caller ID, say you weren’t available when you were called, chances are that you were calling a spoofed phone number, hence the “the number you have dialed is unallocated” call intercept message. Spoofed phone numbers are software-generated phone numbers used by spammers, telemarketers, robocalls, and scammers. They make the caller look like a real number, hence increasing the chances of people answering those calls. If this is the case, you really don’t have to worry or engage with them.
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Unpaid Phone Bills
If either you or the recipient has not paid your phone bills, leading to the network provider canceling your phone plans, you will be getting the “the number you have dialed is unallocated” call intercept message when others try to call you. If callers are hearing the intercept message when calling you, then you would want to check your plan to be sure you are up to date with payments.
Temporary Network Issues
If you call a number often, and you get the message that the number is unallocated when you call one time, chances are that it’s some glitch on the part of the network provider. I have received something similar to this even when I spoke with the recipient less than 20 minutes before trying to call. I waited some time and redialed the number and it connected without issues.
Fix 1: Contact Support
The first thing we would recommend you do is to place a call across to your network provider if you are the one whose callers are getting the call intercept message. If your phone bills are paid and you can’t get calls, it would be some glitches on the side of your carrier and they should be able to fix it for you.
Fix 2: Delete and Read Number
If you have been able to call the number in the past, then there is a high chance that you have made a mistake in the number dialed. Delete the number from your device, dial it on your phone without saving it and see if it goes through. There are cases where users mistakenly added, removed, or swapped a number they have saved.
Fix 3: Check Your Google Voice Settings
If you are getting the “the number you have dialed is unallocated” call intercept message on Google Voice, here is a fix that works. Go to your Google Voice settings page >> confirm that the Google Voice phone number is at the top of the settings >> visit here to for your carrier lookup >> enter your phone number and confirm that the carrier reported is correct >> you should also go to the Google Voice account recovery page, try to recover with your number and see if you receive any messages from Google.
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