Dialling Digits achievement in GTA 5

Dialling Digits

GTA Online: Call for gang backup for the first time.

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How to unlock the Dialling Digits achievement

  • orkhive neworkhive new543,619
    02 Oct 2013 02 Oct 2013 10 Oct 2013
    79 4 13
    To get this achievement you need to be level 20.

    Once you reach level 20 you can call Merryweather and request a air-support unit.
    Provided you have the 5K required, this will net you the 5g achievement.

    There appears to be some discretion and when the ability unlocks. As I am aware you have to be level 20 before you will receive the phone call off Merryweather unlocking the air-support, however you may not receive the phone call for sometime afterwards.

    I think you have to have visited both Lester and Trevor before you receive the phone call.

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    BALLISTIC VIIYeah I got after I visited Trevor, all good! Took some time though cause I got messages and call from others too.
    Posted by BALLISTIC VII on 24 Jan 14 at 10:40
    Adecoolits level 50. not 20.
    Posted by Adecool on 25 Jun 14 at 19:05
    spacedvest2^ It is level 20. With level 20, you can call for a helicopter backup. Level 50 unlocks the abilitly to call an airstrike. For this achievement, you can do either one to unlock it.
    Posted by spacedvest2 on 06 Jul 14 at 14:50
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  • TreysForDayysTreysForDayys461,926
    07 Oct 2013 07 Oct 2013 09 Oct 2013
    21 1 2
    This is NOT confirmed information. A lot of people saying you need to be level 20, However I was level 25 when it unlocked. So i'm guessing level 20 is the earliest it unlocks but it can unlock after that.

    You'll get a notification telling you its unlocked, then you can phone Merryweather and pay $5000 to get a chopper. If you've unlocked it but it says unavailable, try shooting another player in your game.

    Edit: Confirmed, this does not have a particular level it unlocks, all we know is level 20 is the earliest and it can unlock any level after that.
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    BasanakinMaybe it works when you have a bounty on your head. I bought one when I had one, and it popped. I was level 23.
    Posted by Basanakin on 07 Oct 13 at 18:15
    Unseen 5hadowI do know that if you level up mid mission and keep doing other missions you don't get the unlock until you are back in free roam. That may be why it was a delayed unlock for ya. Either way it is freaking awesome to call mercs on griefers I will tell you that.:)
    Posted by Unseen 5hadow on 07 Oct 13 at 20:22
  • GaMeRcHiK44GaMeRcHiK44162,351
    12 Oct 2013 23 Oct 2013 23 Oct 2013
    17 0 2
    **The video below is my own video guide I made for this achievement**

    Personally for me I unlocked this ability as soon as a hit level 20.
    All you have to do is call up merryweather and request a backup helicopter for $5,000
    and the achievement is yours. clap
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    Cannonball JimIt only cost me £2,500
    Posted by Cannonball Jim on 04 Sep 14 at 07:21
    GaMeRcHiK44hmm, that's weird possibly an update?
    Posted by GaMeRcHiK44 on 12 Feb 15 at 01:57
  • TP5xNightmareTP5xNightmare352,444
    08 Oct 2013 08 Oct 2013
    15 2 1
    As the other two guides say, it seems like the level people get this at differs. I didn't unlock this ability until level 35, so if you still haven't got it, just keep leveling up.

    Anyways, you'll get a call from Merryweather saying they will provide air support that can be called in for $5000. In your phone you call them and select "Backup Helicopter" and the achievement popped right after you select it. The chopper stays around for 3-5 mins after that.
  • General ArcaneGeneral Arcane331,519
    13 Apr 2014 27 Oct 2014 27 Oct 2014
    9 0 0
    At some point after reaching Level 20, you will receive a call from Merryweather, informing you that you can now call for a backup helicopter. This can be done from your in-game phone; open your Contacts, navigate down to Merryweather, and select Backup Helicopter. It will cost you $5000, so I would only suggest using it if you expressly have need for it.

    A Buzzard will arrive and circle around you for a while. It will attack any players you also attack. It can also be used in selected Jobs. Many people find it useful while playing Capture. You can deploy it around your base, and it will hover around, picking off any enemy players who approach close to you. It can also provide support in Contact Missions.

    The video below shows you how to call in the chopper when you have unlocked it, and how not to use it!
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