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MK78
Model Citizen / Citoyen Modèle

Re: Caller ID name display ; it WORKS


@jeffster1970 wrote:

I didn't know that we didn't have Name Display....

 

Also pretty sure that Freedom did have it, though I might be wrong...


Nobody but Rogers had it. I don't think Rogers flanker brands like Fido offered it.

 

Now I'm assuming if PM has it, that Telus/Koodo have it as well, and possibly Bell/Virgin as well.

Re: Caller ID name display ; it WORKS

No idea what changed, but I can I thought that I'd let everyone know that at least on Public Mobile, "Name Display" (as Rogers calls it) no longer works at Public Mobile. 

 

I cannot say for sure if this is a temporary thing or if it's gone forever, but what I can say it that when I checked today, this feature no longer works.

 

For anyone not familar with Name Display, this is a service that was exclusive for Rogers and Fido customers.  This service made it so that on your phone's screen, the a incoming caller's name would be displayed as printed in the phone book (white pages) or as transmitted by Rogers.  This would happen even if that person had never called you before and even if you do not have that phone number seaved in your contact list.

 

At first, I thought it was because I was playing around with a new device, it wasn't because of that.  I put my sim card back in a device that Name Display was known to be working in previously.  It apperars that Public Mobile customers are no longer able to use Name Display.

 

 

CalgaryBen
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Caller ID name display ; it WORKS


@computergeek541 wrote:

No idea what changed, but I can I thought that I'd let everyone know that at least on Public Mobile, "Name Display" (as Rogers calls it) no longer works at Public Mobile. 

 

I cannot say for sure if this is a temporary thing or if it's gone forever, but what I can say it that when I checked today, this feature no longer works. 


I just tested and it still works for me*.  It's possible that the number calling your PM phone isn't in the CNAM database used by PM -- that's typical of callers from cell phones.  Also, note that when Rogers subscriber John Smith calls a fellow Rogers/Fido subscriber Jane, his name shows up on Jane's display because the CNAM database in use is local to Rogers.  If John Smith now calls Computer Geek's PM phone, there's no guarantee that his name will show up, and in fact likely won't (depending on the aggregate of CNAM databases used by TELUS/PM).  There's a misconception that the caller name is delivered to the called party as part of the call set-up, but that's not the case; only the number is delivered, and its up to the receiving carrier to do a database lookup.

 

I just used SpoofTel to call my PM phone, spoofing a caller that I definitely do not have in my contacts list and who has never called me (nearby Shoppers Drug Mart).  On my PM phone, sure enough, the caller name showed up as "Shoppers Drug Mart".

 

*Edit: I tried a different SDM, and caller name didn't show up.  Tried another merchant, and it didn't show up either.  Granted, I don't know if they would've shown up in the past, but CNAM might not be working 100% afterall!

Re: Caller ID name display ; it WORKS


@CalgaryBen wrote:

@computergeek541 wrote:

No idea what changed, but I can I thought that I'd let everyone know that at least on Public Mobile, "Name Display" (as Rogers calls it) no longer works at Public Mobile. 

 

I cannot say for sure if this is a temporary thing or if it's gone forever, but what I can say it that when I checked today, this feature no longer works. 


I just tested and it still works for me*.  It's possible that the number calling your PM phone isn't in the CNAM database used by PM -- that's typical of callers from cell phones. 


The test that I did was from my home phone, a Bell Canada landline.  it's most definitely is in the database (never paid extra for an unpublished number) and it has always been listed int he oldstyle whitepages printed phonebooks.

 

I do see you're noticing something to. Somethings up with this at Public Mobile, though it's not something we can really complain about since it's a service that was never officially offered.

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