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9 Ways To Find Your Mobile Number From Your SIM

Let’s face it, remembering your mobile phone number isn’t easy and this problem is confounded by the fact that we simply don’t need to give it out very frequently.

Your friends and family will save your number in their contacts, so even they may not know your number off the top of their head. If you've recently switched networks and have a new number, it can be especially difficult to remember. 

If you have encountered the problem of not knowing your number, then the solution is a relatively easy one. Here we take a look at 9 ways to find your mobile number from your SIM.


1. Enter a Special Code

Firstly, if you have your SIM in your phone then there is a simple way to find out your telephone number. Best of all, this method of obtaining your mobile number is completely free and you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your sofa at home.

Each network in the UK offers a special code that you can call or send a text message, to bring your number up on your display. These codes are as follows:

  • Vodafone – dial *#100# and press send
  • EE – text NUMBER to 150
  • O2 – text NUMBER to 2020
  • Asda mobile – text MY NUMBER to 2732

If you are terrible at remembering your mobile number, then you can save this special code in your contacts. By storing the special code, you can quickly call or text it, whenever you need to let someone know your mobile telephone number.


2. Call a Friend

This technique has been used for decades because it is straightforward. All you need is a friend, family member or someone nearby to text. Simply call or text this chosen individual and your number will appear on their screen.

You can also use this method if your friend or family member isn’t with you. Just ask them to text your number back to you (or call you back) and hey presto, you will get your number. There is an obvious flaw with this method; if you need the number straight away and your friend is not promptly responsive.


3. Call Customer Services

You can call your network provider and ask them for your mobile number. Often, when you call customer services your details including your phone number will appear on their screens. However, this isn’t always the case, such as when you are calling customer services on your home phone. If this applies, then you should write your SIM card number down, in case you are asked for it.

Here at Asda Mobile, our customer services are open 7 days a week to take your calls. 


4. Check Your Phone Settings

On Android the most common path to finding your number is: Settings > About phone/device > Status/phone identity > Network. This slightly differs on Apple devices, where you can follow the path of Settings > Phone > My Number.


5. Look in Your Numbers

With both phones on Android and Apple, you can find your mobile number in your Contacts by clicking on the contact's application and scrolling to the top of the list. Click ‘My Card’ or ‘My Number’ in iOS and the ‘ME’ contact on an Android device. Your phone number will be displayed here with any additional contact details.  When it comes to Android phones, menus do differ slightly in terms of where your number is stored. This may mean that you need to look around a bit to find your number.

On an iPhone: If you have an Apple iPhone then there are two ways to find your mobile number in the menus or Phone > Contacts > My Number.


6. Check Your SIM Card Packaging

If you need to find your SIM card number then this may be on the packaging that the SIM card was supplied in. If you don’t have the original packing, then you will need to remove the SIM card from your mobile phone.


7. Visit a Store

If you have not found your mobile number using any of the methods above, then you can take a stroll to the retail store of the network that you are connected to.  Retail stores can be busy but they are customer-focused and will be happy to help.


8. Find a Bill or Contract

If you have a mobile phone contract and the paperwork is at hand, then you will find your mobile number printed on this. You will find your number on your original contract, upgrade paperwork or on any of your paper bills.


9. Log into your online account

Some people have online access to their mobile phone account. If you have set this up, then you can go online and log in to your account. You can bookmark this page in your browser to do this quickly in the future.


Get more out of your mobile phone

Now that you've learnt how to easily find your number, why not take a look at some more mobile life hacks? You might also be interested in learning how to get rid of unwanted notifications, or how to take care of your phone

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