by Valenni

Number withheld when roaming.

Over the last 3 months, I noticed people were not returning my calls when I was in Dublin.


It transpires that when I am roaming in the Republic of Ireland, my number is withheld when calling back to the UK. As soon as I cross the border onto my home network, my number is no longer withheld.


Any ideas?


(I-Phone 7)





by Ace Contributor
Ace Contributor

Re: Number withheld when roaming.

Hello @Valenni this has been reported before and appears to be an issue with roaming on the ROI network:




Was there another network you could use by performing a manual network search? Apart from the inconvenience of showing as witheld when roaming it should have no other effect on your account.



EE Community Support Team

Re: Number withheld when roaming.

Hi @Valenni


Welcome to the community. 


Please let us know how you get on after trying another available network:-



  • iPhone – Settings > Carrier > Toggle Automatic OFF
  • Android – Settings > More Networks > Mobile Networks > Network Operators > Tap OK
  • Windows – Settings > Mobile Network > Network Selection > Tap on start manual search


Chris 🙂

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