T-Mobile To Introduce New Caller ID Feature
Breaking away from the news, sales and normal rotation of stories weâ€™ve received word of a nifty little feature T-Mobile will introduce on November 14th. T-Mobile will launch a $2.99 Caller Name Display add on feature that will allow customers to view the names and numbers of callers even if they arenâ€™t listed in the customers address book. Weâ€™re trying to get word on what devices this will work on but we believe there is a 30-day free trial for postpaid customers.
A nifty little feature for those of who constantly receive phone calls from unknown numbers though in my case, I just let those people meet my voicemail.
Anyone have any experience with this feature? I see TMO wants another $2....
1) The data that's displayed only works when being called by T-Mobile customers.
2) The data also comes when published landline customers call.
I can't imagine they would be able to send data from another carrier unless that carrier allows it. And if it's allowed, I can't see it escaping litigation. It would be ripe for a legal battle.
All this feature does is exactly what caller ID does for landlines: if their number is a listed number, it displays that info. If its not, it will show unlisted. When I call a land line with caller ID from my cell phone, it shows my name and number.
A legal battle? Give me a break, cell phones are NOT anonymous...
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.
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...