OT Cell phone caller ID


First, I would be posting this in a cell phone group if I could find an active one. Anyone know of one?
My teenaged niece talked another relative into putting her on their cell phone plan.......Guess how that turned out?
Well anyway, after over 300 bucks for ring tones almost everything else the cell phone companies have been able to charger for, I ended up with a cell phone and a 11$ per month bill.
The problem is that when I call someone their caller ID displays "Steve and Kathy" My name isn't even close to those. I asked Kathy if she could change what the caller ID says and she said she couldn't. I would think with so many people added to a package they would fix that problem. I get the feeling she just doesn't want to mess with it.
It is a Sprint phone and the provider is Verizon.
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The last I knew, most cell phone companies did not provide name information with their caller id data. The "Steve and Kathy" is coming from the called phone's address book. If you call someone you never called before, they will only see the number.
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snipped-for-privacy@neo.rr.com wrote:

That's not how my family's phones work. I have a phone issued by my employer and my wife and two kids are all on a plan that my wife set up at Sprint. Even though the numbers are different and I have each set up in my phone's contact-list, the caller-ID for all three comes up with my wife's name. Apparently it is whoever is on the account. She asked the question and was told they could not do anything about that.
That's not to say that some phones don't have a feature that works as you describe. It seems an easy enough thing to program. I just know that my phone doesn't work that way.
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snipped-for-privacy@neo.rr.com wrote:
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The key word in your sentence is *most*. My sister's cell phone gives her number. [and she doesn't know why] OTOH- my mom's landline appears as 'private'- though they have a listed number and a basic plan.
I have 3 sources for caller ID. an InfoGlobe, a handset, and 'on the TV'. The handset has a phonebook- the InfoGlobe and TV rely only on what the caller's system provides. If there is a name they all agree, though the character limit is different on all 3. But for 'unlisted', 'unknown', 'private', 'New York', or blank IDs, I'll get 3 different results sometimes.
Caller ID is magic.
Jim
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In the front of my phone book, there is instructions for call ID blocking "dial star number number, and the phone co will stop sending your number with calls. Dial star number number, and that will remove privacy."
Please read the first couple pages of your white pages, it should be explained how to activate or remove the privacy.
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On 1/27/2010 8:33 AM Stormin Mormon spake thus:

Yeah, that's *82, which I use since I have caller ID blocking (outgoing), and certain people I call won't answer if they see a blocked number.
Dunno about that other function (I suspect it's "star ##", not "## star", though ).
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My area, there is a code for one time cancell privacy, and another code to cancell privacy forever.
Front of the phone book, to find out for your area.
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So you get a cell phone for 11 bucks a month you can use and want the nice person that sponsors you and your unresponsible daughter [300$ in ring tones] to change their CID so when you call your friends it doesnt show the sponsor . Am I missing something, and you dont have your own cell, for 11 bucks a month Id let my CID say anything.
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Metspitzer wrote:

Sometimes it can be changed within the phone, in which case you can do it. Sometimes it's tied to the account, in which case the person responsible for the account (Kathy) gets to do whatever she wants with it. After all, she's doing one favor for you already. Don't be ungrateful. If it's really that important to you, you'd best purchase your own plan.
http://cellphoneforums.net/sprint-pcs/t194894-caller-id-name-changing-possible.html
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