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galaxyE

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Oct 3, 2007
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When making a call from my iPhone the recipent's caller ID shows my number but not my name. How do you get your name to show up?
 

galaxyE

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Oct 3, 2007
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Does the recipient have both your name and phone number in their contact list?

No, but with my last cellphone my name and number would show up even though I wasn't on a contact list. Guess I never really thought about it before, but what are the requirements for a name to show up in someone's caller ID? THX
 

Tinman

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Jul 16, 2007
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It depends on the arrangements between AT&T and the local carrier. For starters, no cell carrier that I know of displays caller ID with name, landlline carriers do that.

The name is never sent with the caller ID number, and must be looked up. AT&T charge telcos for this database dip. If the local telco doesn't have an agreement with AT&T, or doesn't want to pay AT&T, calls from AT&T cellphones will not display the name. My local carrier does have an agreement with AT&T so calls from my iPhone to landlines do show caller ID with name.


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Mike