[PLUG-TALK] Phone caller ID

Aaron Burt aaron at bavariati.org
Tue Feb 12 17:12:34 PST 2013


On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 11:36:31AM -0800, Denis Heidtmann wrote:
> I recently got a Tracfone cell phone.  When I call my landline (Comcast)
> from the cell phone the Caller ID says "Dawn Larson".  When I call a
> neighbor's landline (Century Link) the display says "Portland, OR"  When I
> call a third person's landline (unknown provider) it says "Wireless caller".

Yay, CNAM.  As you guessed, it's Tracphone's responsibility to get that
changed in their CNAM database, but it takes up to a week to propagate to
other folks.

Also, most providers charge per CNAM "dip", so Comcast and co. are usually
slow to update their CNAM caches.

Phones are phun,
  Aaron



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