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Old 06-08-2009, 01:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When calling someone, both my number and name show up. I'd like it so that it's just the number that shows up, which is how many other people who call me from the same phone provider even have it working.

Is this a setting on the Pearl (and if so, pls. indicate where), or thru the provider? I called the provider, who assured me they changed it, but half an hour later, my name is still showing up when I call.

In the Phone Options, setting Restrict My Identity to Always blocks your number and name completely, which is not what I want. So that's not it.

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To the best of my knowledge, you can't do that. Its up to the person you're calling. If they have you as a contact, your name or whatever nickname they chose to be associated with your number will come up.
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Not just that, but wireless callers are now being identified by number and name with some caller ID devices. I know with my home Qwest service, I can call my home number and the caller ID shows both, and neither have been "programmed" into said device.

Suffice it to say, if it is not because they have you as a contact, it is likely the carrier name record that's coming up.
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Yes, I was not referring to cases where you obviously have the person as a contact. In that case, whatever name you give them will appear.

I'm talking about calling any call display enabled phone (or any cell phone) and both your name and number appear. Rogers tells me it's their side that does it, and they've now turned the name off, but it takes a day to kick in.

I'll see if it works and report back.
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