Call display iphone 4s "known" bug?

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  1. Antidoll macrumors regular

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    *Sorry I mean Caller ID*

    so for some reason when someone calls me, it doesn't show the name, only the number (if I don't have them in my contacts, of course)

    I called Rogers and the guy told me that it is a "known" bug in iPhone 4S and that it should be fixed by apple in the next update....



    is this true? anyone can confirm this?
     
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    I've never had a cell phone that shows name in caller ID. iPhone, Blackberry, Razr, none of them.
     
  3. Antidoll thread starter macrumors regular

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    you have to have that feature for the name to display... used to do it with my previous Blackberry..

    :)
     
  4. dtbratt macrumors 6502

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    I use to have the Name Display feature on my FIDO iPhone 3G. Cannot get it with the carrier iam with now :(
     
  5. TheiPhoneChick macrumors 6502

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    The names show on my phone when I get a call. Of course the name is in my contacts first but it does show. Only calls that are not in my contacts show a number only.
     
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  7. Surfer13134 macrumors 6502a

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    How do you get the name of the caller? I've always just had number only for my caller id. Is there some setting you have to have AT&T activate or something?
     
  8. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    Same here. Been this way since I have had a mobile phone. If the number is not in your contacts, it only shows as the number. If it is, it shows the name.
     
  9. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    AFAIK, no US carrier supports by-name caller ID.
     
  11. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a

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    Edit: nvm
     
  12. Surfer13134 macrumors 6502a

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    I guess it's possible this guy can do it


    http://mgalligan.com/post/3166141503/iphone-full-caller-id



    I'm on the phone with AT&T now and the guy says he can do it so Im waiting for them right now. I'll report back what happens.
     
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  14. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a

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    I honestly don't know if I want this... A lot of times I get calls from numbers I don't know, but I answer them based on familiar area code, etc. I'd at least like to be able to see the number.
     
  15. Surfer13134 macrumors 6502a

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    As of now I'm getting a run around with AT&T. One guy said yes they can do it,then he said its visual voice mail and that I would loose my unlimited data to get that. I told him he was full of ***** because that's not what visual voicemail is so now there having me on the phone with apple.
     
  16. verwon macrumors 68030

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    I'll add for mine, I was referring to those in my contacts, I don't care who they are, if they're not, because I won't answer it, anyway.
     
  17. Antidoll thread starter macrumors regular

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    just to clarify this feature will still SHOW the 'unknown' number but will also show the name that's on the account for that #

    for example if a John Smith is calling me and I don't have John Smith in my contacts it will show as :

    John Smith
    +1514-888-2323
     
  18. hibanzai macrumors member

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    Just called my carrier, Fido, and they told me it's a known issue with the 4s, and that it's a phone issue not a carrier issue.

    Think it's BS to be honest, as I have the service, used to get it on my older phones. Agent claimed his android doesn't show it either, and another customer called a week ago to inquire about the lack of names in his caller ID.
     

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