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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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There is a recent article about Caller-ID with name in general at: http://www.xchangemag.com/webexclusives/69h27153841.html.

Note regarding above URL - Remove the period at the end or you'll get a page not found.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

dheiy wrote:
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i'm pretty sure that von wouldnt do anything with caller id. i know that when you bring your number over you can keep the directory assistance listing on the LoA you fill out, but i dont think you can change it after that. you'd have to port the number back out to your old carrier, change it with them, and then port it back to Vonage and keep the directory listing again...



that's right! Eek
that's the reason why i want you to manually change the name on the other hands caller id unit (phonebook). Wink

That won't work unless the other person's phone is a cellular phone. If the person who's calling from a Vonage enabled phone calls a POTS line, regardless what the other person has in their POTS telephone handset phone book entry, the name information will not be passed to the handsets caller ID like it is in the case of calls to a cellular telephone.

Believe me, I tried a thousand ways from Tuesday to try to get my POTS line caller ID to read the information from my handsets phone book. Unfortunately that's one of the disadvantages of Vonage. One that I hope they rectify in the near future, but I'm not holding my breath. Outbound caller ID with name is SO needed. It's not enough just to have the outbound caller ID number.

Now if the person using Vonage is trying to call someone using a cellular telephone, have the cellular user save the number from their cellular caller ID, putting whatever name they want to associate with that number and from then on, the cellular user will see that name when they receive a call from you, a Vonage user.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

let's just answer this by saying not possible for customers. Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

dheiy wrote:
let's just answer this by saying not possible for customers. Wink


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let's just answer this by saying not possible for customers. Wink


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thanks dude..!!! atleast someone agreed...!

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