Caller ID w/Name

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Wirenut, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. Wirenut macrumors regular

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    I just remembered that a couple decades ago when I had a landline they came out with "Caller ID with name". Seeing the name in addition to the number was nice.

    I use a call forwarding service for my business and it shows the name of who called on the website.

    So why no name with my iPhone and AT&T??
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Landlines are different and even then they dont show the name for every caller.
    Its not just AT&T, no wireless carrier show names. Just the phone number.
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    They do on some occasions it seems with perhaps some of the more established/popular numbers, but not in general.
     
  4. Wirenut thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am asking why? It was something that people liked and even paid more for at the beginning.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Interesting.
    Is that on landlines you mean?
    Cause on AT&T and Tmobile I haven't seen any name pop up on my iPhone.
     
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    Verizon in my case.
     
  9. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    Occasionally my iPhone seems to pick up names from my email if a phone number is in the signature field for example
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    There is that too, which was added in iOS 9 or 8.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, I forgot about that.
    I noticed it picked up info from email and displayed it when that number called.
    Good catch.
     
  12. ATC macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure if it's the same thing the OP wants but here in Canada there is one carrier and its subsidiary (Rogers/Fido) that have an enhanced caller ID feature called Name Display. No other carrier in Canada has this feature.

    It displays the callers' name (whatever name they registered with the telecoms) and it works for both business listings and personal lines. Of course it also displays the number (shows in the recent calls list in the iPhone's phone app).

    The feature works great but they do typically charge extra for it (Fido for example has it as part of their $5 iPhone Value Pack which also includes VVM among other things).

    Maybe in US certain carriers have this too (?).
     

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