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Old 01-02-2010, 05:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When I call land line from my Black berry curve 8900(T-mobile), my name also shows up along with the ph#. But I don't want my name to show up, just the ph#. When I call a mobile, I don't have this problem, as my name doesn't show up.

Is there anyway, I can stop my name from showing up?
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if your phone number and name are inserted in the landline's phonebook, it would appear with your name.
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Well, If I call a landline that has stored my number under a name like 'Swine', my call will show up as 'Swine', that's not a problem for me.

Because I use my cell for my business, and I have this weird foreign name (it is hard to pronounce) I don't want my full name to show up on my customer's landline when they have caller ID feature. So that I can say something like 'Hi, this is John calling from ABC Consulting'...

And my full legal name(under which my BB is registered with T-mobile) does show up now on the landlines of my customers because they have called-id feature on, and I always get these questions about my name.
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what country are you in?
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You must contact your service provider, T-Mobile USA, and request that your name be removed from your account's CLID record.
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You must contact your service provider, T-Mobile USA, and request that your name be removed from your account's CLID record.
Thank you, I did exactly the same, Now I will have to test and see.
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I'm pretty sure that you could also have a different name show up on the caller ID. For example, if your full legal name is Jonathan Humbergarterner Smith, you could request that TMO change it to Jon Smith.
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At my work we often get customers changing their call id to novelty names, we're not really supposed to do it, but it's all fun and games
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