Last Updated on January 4, 2022 by Kennedy
Try to call a person using your mobile phone and what you heard is the number you are trying to call is not reachable.
You tried it once again and same sentence you heard and you couldn’t understand what this implies or what it is trying to tell you.
There are several causes of this issue and which I will explain on this post, and also what you need to do next if you keep on getting the number you are trying to call is not reachable while calling a person from your contact list.
Now the question is;
What does it mean when a number is not reachable?
This means the cellular network couldn’t access the recipient phone number, maybe because the phone is switched off, due to poor network coverage, or other issues.
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There are lots of reasons that generates the term the number you are trying to call is not reachable while trying to call someone using the cellular network service.
All these I will explain in this article and also the best solution to this problem.
Now let’s jump in.
The number you are trying to call is not reachable mean
When you hear the number you are trying to call is not reachable it means the call couldn’t get through to the person because the person’s phone is switched off, having a network issue or probably has blocked your number.
However, the major cause of this call issue of the number you are trying to call is not reachable while trying t call or reach a person via a phone call is network issue.
Environment or location where there’s a minimal or low network coverage tends to cause this type of problem.
When i was in a remote areas for a project, network coverage was very poor and some of my callers do get this network problem of the number you are trying to reach is not reachable while trying to call my number.
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Now let me further explain in detail the causes and what you should do next if you happen to call someone and get this type of response from the network.
1. Poor network coverage
The number one major cause of this very problem. In this type of situation, the person you’re calling is in an environment where there’s a poor network coverage or very low network connection.
Trying to reach the person through call will be quite difficult because of the poor network coverage in that area.
Instead what you will do is to look for another way or means of reaching the person, that I will explain on this post.
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2. Phone is switched off
If the phone is switched off, it can cause this problem of the number you are trying to reach is not reachable though in most cases what the caller will hear is the number you’re trying to call is switched off.
I’ve seen a case whereby the phone was switched off, instead of the network to specify the number is switched off, they said the the number you are trying to reach is not reachable while in the real sense phone was switched off.
3. The number you are trying to call is not reachable caused by a blocked phone number
This is usually the case though not so common. If the person you’re calling blocked your phone number, you may get this error message at your end though most times you won’t hear anything from the network.
Once the network couldn’t get through a line or a number you are trying to call, then simply a send messages to the caller and this very message of number not reachable whilst trying to call or reach a person via phone call is very popular.
Generally, the number you are trying to call is not reachable is caused by poor network connection or coverage in a given area or environment.
The solution or what you need to do
The answer is very simple, use social messaging app to reach out to the person and avoid this error message of the number you are trying to call is not reachable while calling a person.
This is one of the best solution for this problem of the number you are trying to call is not reachable, as I use it most times I couldn’t someone through the cellular network.
If calling the person and it states not reachable at your end, kindly use the likes of whatsapp, telegram, Skype and try to reach the person.
I prefer sending the person messages or chats than going for a voice call or video call. If the problem is caused by a poor network coverage, video call shouldn’t be on the list cause it will not work because of the poor network connection.
Either you send the person a chat message or use the voice call feature to contact the person. I recommend sending a message cause the voice call may not go through as well because of poor network connection.
For this you can use whatsapp messenger, Skype, Facebook messenger, telegram, Google duo, Google voice or the imessage.
2. Use the phone message app to reach the person
If calling a person is not going through and you kept on getting the number you are trying to call is not reachable, kindly send the person a message using the cellular network and not the social messaging apps.
The person will tend to receive the messages even with the poorest network connection or coverage than receiving a call. So definitely the call will go through, and notify the person that you have been trying to call him or her but to no avail.
If still the message did not go through eve after many hours, either the person’s phone is switched off or probably he or she has blocked your phone number.
If you feel the person blocked your phone number, kindly use another phone number to call the person or send a chat message viw whatsapp or any other.
Getting the number you are trying to call is not reachable pps 6180 while trying to call a person, it either caused by a network issue or poor network connection, or the person’s phone is switched off. The worst of it, the person simply blocked your phone number from calling him or her.
Does number not reachable means blocked?
The answer is no. number not reachable doesn’t mean blocked but rather the cell phone number is either switched off or offline and can’t be reached. Kindly note that when you are blocked the call will never go through or you hearing a ringback tone when calling the number.
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The number you are trying to call is not reachable PPS 6180 blocked
The PPS 6180 means a prepaid service and the number not being available due to network issues, or not available at the time the call is being made.
If you keep on getting this error message while calling a number, I recommend you to send a text message to the number or maybe use the imessage or whatsapp to reach out to the person.
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This is nothing but a fake message used by scammers or fraudster and you should ignore it whenever you see the message on your mobile phone.
With this i come to the conclusion of this article on the causes of the number you are trying to call is not reachable verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, etc while trying to call a person. Remember, you can reach the person via any social messaging app preferably whatsapp or send a cellular message to see if it will go through.
Remember, if the problem persist use any of the instant messaging apps like whatsapp, imessage, Skype, Facebook messenger, or send an sms to the recipient.