You could receive the intercepted message “the number you have dialed is not in service” for several reasons when attempting to call a subscriber. Although the subscriber you phoned could have banned you, there may be other, less common reasons; we’ll review them all in this piece.
Why It’s Displaying “The Number You Have Dialed Is Not In Service?”
- Why does the call intercept message “the number you have dialed is not in service” appear when a call is placed? One of the most frequent causes of the “the number you have dialed is not in service” call intercept message is that the number you are attempting to connect to is either incorrect or disconnected from the network service provider. For example, you may have missed one or more dial numbers or switched digits themselves.
- If you didn’t dial the number incorrectly, the system may have misdialed you, prompting this intercept message to play. It happens when you attempt to call numbers that are part of an area code at particular times of the day, particularly when there is excessive demand on the phone lines. This call intercept message could be played by calling repeatedly at the same time. If you’re positive that this is the correct number, though, it’s advised that you redial after waiting a few minutes.
- Although the recipient may have given you the incorrect number, the phone lines were operational in certain circumstances, and you may have the correct number. This intercept message repeatedly indicates that you could have been given the wrong number, especially from someone you wish to avoid for professional or romantic reasons.
- When calling someone, you will receive an intercept message stating that “the number you have dialed is not in service.” This occurs when someone’s phone service is canceled due to unpaid phone bills.
- When calling a number, you may obtain the call intercept message if the number has recently been issued and has yet to be added to the call routing databases. Call Number Portability is the sole reason for it. In this case, the provided number is not the property of the carrier and has not been added to another. While calling again a few minutes or hours later generally resolves the issue, this may persist for some time.
- There is also a possibility that you are calling a number that you do not recognize from the Caller ID. You can assume that this number has been faked in that case. It’s a bogus number when you try to connect and get a call intercept message saying that “the number you have dialed is not in service.” Also, remember that hospitals or certain businesses occasionally make calls you cannot return. So, you should thoroughly consider the situation before drawing any conclusions.
- If you receive a call intercept message saying “the number you have dialed is not in service,” it may indicate that the subscriber is not permanently out of service, regardless of whether the number was misdialed, the subscriber failed to pay bills, the telecom operator disconnected the line, or the individual misplaced the phone. Furthermore, as long as you have the correct phone number, you can reach them forever. The next time you call, you may check to see if it gets through.
Fix #1. Report & Block The Spam Call
Call intercept messages stating that “the subscriber you have dialed is not in service” may indicate that a call you received was either spam, robocall, or telemarketing. To block that spam call number, you may report it to your carrier when you try calling it again to double-check, but it doesn’t connect. You may check the number using this lookup service if you want to go further. Being unable to delete these spam numbers is both an unlawful practice and a government rule infringement about spam calls.
Fix #2. Check That The Number Is Right
In most cases, you want to double-check the number. You will receive the call intercept message “the subscriber you have dialed is not in service” if any numbers are missing or the digits are jumbled. You can also connect that caller from a different number to check if the call intercept messages play.
Fix #3. Redial After A While
This is the case when you are certain that the number is accurate and not out of service. Waiting a few minutes to a few hours to redial the number can resolve difficulties as the “the subscriber you have dialed is not in service” call intercept message happens due to overlapping phone lines. Additionally, that can be the case if the subscriber has switched phone carriers.
Fix #4. Check The Call Isn’t Being Forwarded
You can check if “Call forwarding” appears on the mobile screen when you dial. If that’s the case, the subscriber may have forwarded their calls to an incorrect number before receiving the call intercept message: “The subscriber you have dialed is not in service.” To reach them, you can SMS.
Fix #5. Confirm The Area Code
There is a prefix that precedes every phone number, which may indicate the area code, the country code, or both. There’s also an additional code you must input when calling from a landline. You usually don’t need to worry about the area code if the person you’re attempting to call resides in your area. Therefore, it isn’t the cause of your problem. Aside from that, it’s important to ensure you’re calling the subscriber whose area code you have.
Fortunately, you can quickly check it out on Google to verify the code. It’s preferable to try alternative methods of reaching the subscriber and inform them that you have been attempting to call them for some time if nothing else works. The company will undoubtedly explain what transpired and, if necessary, contact their carrier to resolve the issue.