When you call someone and it says “The number you have dialed is unallocated”, then it concludes two meaning. Either the administrator has not assigned the number to a provider or the provider has been assigned but it has not been assigned to a subscriber.

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Meaning of “Unallocated”

Every country has a number administrator whose work is to assign blocks of numbers to the providers. Then the provider assigns numbers from the block of numbers to the users.

Unallocated means the particular number has no owner or user. In other words, the administrator has assigned it to the provider but the provider has not assigned it to a user. Even though the number exists, it will be unallocated since it is not subscribed under any user.

When a subscriber gets this number, it will come out from the term “unallocated”. So, when you call a number that has not been registered by any user, the automatic voice will tell you that the number is unallocated. Sometimes it even says that the number you dialed had not been assigned to anyone.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why would someone use an unallocated number?

Mostly the businessmen use unallocated numbers and telephone companies allow this because of the commission. When the telephone companies transit a phone call, they receive a certain portion of the call cost.

Why did I get a call from an unallocated number?

Whenever you get a call from an unallocated number, be sure that it is spam. You get a call from someone over IP (Internet Protocol) Phone, and they can use whatever number they want. They can even put in your own number. The phone number is spoofed and be aware of these types of calls.

What is meant by an unallocated number?

Unallocated means the particular number has no owner or user.


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