>Len, I don't believe that the caller ID will show the name of a cell phone caller. <
Thanks for this information--I'm kind of disappointed--with so many people now using cell phones to make call the value of caller ID loses some of its value for me. Is there a way to check the caller id messages anywhere on the internet--something like a reverse caller id? Regards, Len
On some phone systems you can get some of what you are looking for. On my Panasonic phones any call I receive from anyone in my in phone-phonebook shows the caller info. For example when I get a call from my friend Peter's cellphone, the caller ID on my phone shows "Peters Cell", the same as it is listed in my phonebook. The same process occurs when I receive a call on my Verizon cellphone with caller ID.
Verizon also offers a feature in some areas called "call assistant', which may bring you some of the features you are lookin for. Check out the Verizon websight.
Cellular carriers do not utilize (do not deliver to the handset) the Calling Name portion of the Caller ID info --they have chosen to deliver only the calling phone number when available.
However, most cell phone handsets will display whatever 'indentification' you assign to a given phone number if/when you choose to save that phone number in your cell phone's phonebook or 'contacts'. Cordless phones (for wireline) also may operate in this manner --that is, they will substitute the name you assign in the phone's phonebook for the Calling Name delivered by the landline phone compnay.
>Verizon also offers a feature in some areas called "call assistant', which may bring you some of the features you are lookin for. Check out the Verizon websight.<
Thanks, I went to the website at http://www22.verizon.com/ResidentialHelp/Phone/Calling+Features/Home+Voice+Mail/Questions+and+Answer...
and found it interesting--I don't know if it will help that much but plan on researching it further. Regards, Len