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Top message:  T-Mobile To Introduce New Caller ID Feature by andy2373   Dec 12, 2010, 2:48 PM

Replying to:  Re: T-Mobile To Introduce New Caller ID Feature by smylax   Dec 13, 2010, 12:26 PM

Re: T-Mobile To Introduce New Caller ID Feature

by epik    Dec 13, 2010, 3:22 PM

My apologies, I somehow deleted most of the first paragraph.

You're basically saying the same thing I was trying to convey. I'm not sure where you think I "see any of that crap," seeing as how it was speculation. Again, that paragraph would have brought more insight into what I was trying to say.

My point was this. I can see two scenarios:

First, the caller ID data is only data on T-Mobile customers.

OR

The data is on T-Mobile AND landline customer - basically, whatever is transmitted on the caller ID system.

T-Mobile doesn't always send caller ID data, which is common in my area. That may be different in your area.

Where I am (and places I've lived), AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint never transmit caller ID data, so such a feature on a T-Mobile phone would only benefit me if a good number of the people I talk to are on T-Mobile, or on a landline connection.

And so, yes, for most people in my area, cell phones are quite anonymous. Some carriers transmit your info, some do not. Some carriers would love to put your name and number in a semi-public database, others do not. It all depends on your carrier.

I would love to see you track me down. I don't have a landline, and haven't had one in ten years. My caller ID data is not transmitted on any of my calls - just my mobile number. And since my name and number are not present during my calls, the only way T-Mobile would know to put my name on my number would be if I told them to.

That being said - legal battles. If you think that no one out there would sue over their name being transmitted without their permission, then you've been living in the woods or under a rock for some time. I see people sue for less than this.

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