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Re: Why no Name With Caller ID Number?

DevilsPGD (
Wed, 13 Sep 2006 22:42:24 GMT

In message <> Mark Crispin
<> wrote:

> On Tue, 12 Sep 2006, njem wrote:

>> The phones I've had and those of some friends all just show a number
>> for caller ID but not a name. On my home phone these same callers will
>> show with name and number. Is it certain phones, or certain services,
>> or the whole cell/mobile system that drops the name? And why? Caller
>> ID loses most of its value when the name is dropped.

> If you are talking about display of caller ID on a cell phone, the cell
> phone network does not transmit name. If a name is displayed in caller ID
> on a cell phone, that is because you have the name and number in your cell
> phone's phonebook.

That depends on your cell phone. My Rogers GSM Motorola Razr receives
both names and numbers on inbound calls.

If at first you do succeed, try not to look astonished.

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