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Old August 7th 06, 10:27 PM posted to alt.cellular.verizon
N2
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Default My calls show up as "Unknown Caller" in caller ID

Hello...

My clients see calls from my VZW phone as "Unknown Caller" on their caller
ID. Some of my clients have blocking that prevents my call from going
through because of this. I called VZW and they immediately went into
head-scratch mode, with no solution.

There has got to be some way for VZW to configure my account to have my name
show up on the recipients caller ID. Anyone know of a solution? 73 minutes
and 4 different people at VZW yielded no help.


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Old August 8th 06, 12:23 AM posted to alt.cellular.verizon
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"Lena" wrote in message
ps.com...

N2 wrote:
My clients see calls from my VZW phone as "Unknown Caller" on their
caller
ID.


How long have you had your phone? It takes some time (weeks?) to get
the caller ID info into the database.
Most anonymous call rejection schemes that I am aware of only block the
caller if *no* information is provided, or if the caller intentionally
blocks the info. If the caller's phone number is provided, the call
goes through. Your clients are probably ignoring the call when they
see "unknown caller".

Lena


Actually, I get a message saying either "This caller does not accept blocked
calls..." or "This caller does not accept blocked calls, please state your
name at the tone...". I actually never block calls. I've been in my
client's office and called their number to see what shows up: "Unknown
Caller" and my number.


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Old August 8th 06, 12:36 AM posted to alt.cellular.verizon
John
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Default My calls show up as "Unknown Caller" in caller ID

I'm guessing you tried this, but what happens if you dial *82 before the
phone # you're calling?

Good luck.


"N2" wrote in message
k.net...

"Lena" wrote in message
ps.com...

N2 wrote:
My clients see calls from my VZW phone as "Unknown Caller" on their
caller
ID.


How long have you had your phone? It takes some time (weeks?) to get
the caller ID info into the database.
Most anonymous call rejection schemes that I am aware of only block the
caller if *no* information is provided, or if the caller intentionally
blocks the info. If the caller's phone number is provided, the call
goes through. Your clients are probably ignoring the call when they
see "unknown caller".

Lena


Actually, I get a message saying either "This caller does not accept
blocked calls..." or "This caller does not accept blocked calls, please
state your name at the tone...". I actually never block calls. I've been
in my client's office and called their number to see what shows up:
"Unknown Caller" and my number.



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Old August 8th 06, 01:37 AM posted to alt.cellular.verizon
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Default My calls show up as "Unknown Caller" in caller ID

"N2" wrote in
. net:

Hello...

My clients see calls from my VZW phone as "Unknown Caller" on their
caller ID. Some of my clients have blocking that prevents my call
from going through because of this. I called VZW and they immediately
went into head-scratch mode, with no solution.

There has got to be some way for VZW to configure my account to have
my name show up on the recipients caller ID. Anyone know of a
solution? 73 minutes and 4 different people at VZW yielded no help.



When logged in to my VZW acct I can add or delete caller-id.Maybe you
can too?

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Old August 8th 06, 02:05 AM posted to alt.cellular.verizon
Larry
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"Lena" wrote in news:[email protected]
75g2000cwc.googlegroups.com:

If the caller's phone number is provided, the call
goes through.


This is true. My caller ID number from Skype Out is:
000-012-3456
as is every other Skype user on the planet....even to the cops, government
snoops and those damned 800 toll-free thieves, which is really nice.

A friend on Bell$outh has the caller block on his phone. My calls with the
crazy number go through the block and ring his fone just fine.

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Old August 8th 06, 02:47 AM posted to alt.cellular.verizon
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To my knowledge, VZW caller ID never passes a person's name. Only the
number.

-Frank

"N2" wrote in message
. net...
Hello...

My clients see calls from my VZW phone as "Unknown Caller" on their caller
ID. Some of my clients have blocking that prevents my call from going
through because of this. I called VZW and they immediately went into
head-scratch mode, with no solution.

There has got to be some way for VZW to configure my account to have my
name show up on the recipients caller ID. Anyone know of a solution? 73
minutes and 4 different people at VZW yielded no help.



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Old August 8th 06, 04:02 AM posted to alt.cellular.verizon
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Finding the keyboard operational
Larry entered:

"Lena" wrote in news:[email protected]
75g2000cwc.googlegroups.com:

If the caller's phone number is provided, the call
goes through.


This is true. My caller ID number from Skype Out is:
000-012-3456
as is every other Skype user on the planet....even to the cops,
government snoops and those damned 800 toll-free thieves, which is
really nice.

A friend on Bell$outh has the caller block on his phone. My calls
with the crazy number go through the block and ring his fone just
fine.


800 numbers? Guess it won't be long before all Skype numbers are blocked on
the 800 lines. And don't for 1 minute believe that the government can't
trace you.
Bob
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Old August 8th 06, 02:00 PM posted to alt.cellular.verizon
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Default My calls show up as "Unknown Caller" in caller ID

I know that, too.

Frankster wrote:
To my knowledge, VZW caller ID never passes a person's name. Only the
number.

-Frank


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Old August 8th 06, 05:11 PM posted to alt.cellular.verizon
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What country/city are you in? In the States, Caller ID identifies
Verizon's caller as being the city of the number's exchange.

There is a difference between a blocked call (private call) and an
unknown caller. A "blocked call" is purposely initiated by the CALLER.
An "unknown caller" description is the fault of the CALLED party's
telco. It means that the local telco is not maintaining a cross-lookup
database. True, it's Verizon's choice that your NAME not be identified,
but it's the telco's fault that your CITY is not displayed.

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Old August 9th 06, 12:00 AM posted to alt.cellular.verizon
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Finding the keyboard operational
Larry entered:

"The Other Funk" wrote in
news:[email protected]:

800 numbers? Guess it won't be long before all Skype numbers are
blocked on the 800 lines. And don't for 1 minute believe that the
government can't trace you.
Bob


Oh, I'm trembling in my boots, Bob! Do tell how ARE they going to
trace my call back through Luxembourg and the millions of OTHER Skype
callers whos computers were used to route my call to the POTS
interconnect point in, say, Chicago or Seattle or Las Vegas??

Boot Skype and leave it run for an hour. Then, take a TCP/IP program
like TCPView from www.sysinternals.com (free) and run it on the
computer, noting all the OTHER Skype-active computers your computer
is connected to. Hell, my laptop was connected to a Skype user in
Belarus and Laos, yesterday, on its wifi link at Panera Bread store
during lunch! Way cool...(c;

Skype routing is through SKYPE USERS...across the planet. It's a
shared system.

Let's do a test. Do you know someone in the cop department of your
local bureaucracy who traces phone calls? Let's call him from Panera
Bread's free wifi with my laptop and see if he can trace my call,
just for a test.

What's fair? $100? Just to keep it interesting?

I bet the 800 spammers are really ****ed. They want me to call
because I want to buy something, maybe something expensive! But,
alas, they want my number so they can sell my info gleaned to some
other spammer by the thousands. Catch 22? If your 800 number blocks
my call, I'll buy from someone else. No problem...(c;

Skype's local phone numbers are gems, themselves. My phone number is
in the 843-564 number block the phone company lists as Hollywood, SC,
just south of Charleston. Looking up the other 564 exchange numbers,
they are all DIALUP MODEMS for a whole bunch of national ISPs who
need modems in Charleston, SC, from a company that specializes in
that interconnect. The company just sold a block to Skype of their
10,000 numbers. What this means is SKYPE NEVER GETS A COLD SALES
CALL! I get calls on my cellphone from all kinds of places,
especially business places calling my business. I have yet to get a
cold sales call, whatsoever, on Skype In to my private phone number!
Way cool...you can eat dinner in peace! The bots have the whole
block locked out!...(c;

Open google and put:
Telephone block 843-564
into the search engine. You'll find the dialup modem numbers of
Minnesota Phone Company to Totalspeed.net for Charleston....

Oops...gotta go. My buddy on Sakhalin Island, Russia, wants me on
Skype. C'ya. Last month I fixed his crazy tube-type Russian TV via
Skype Video from the other side of the planet! Bad disk cap in the
horizontal output stage was arcing, poor high voltage to pix tube.
Works great now. I can see Russian TV on Skype!...hee hee.


Larry don't tremble.
I'll admit that I don't know all the ins and outs of Skype or how calls or
internet traffic is traced. I think it's one of those deals where they have
to kill you before they tell you.
I have seen a call trace on a moving cell phone. It's very interesting. An
approximate distance from a cell and as the phone moves, the circle of
probability gets smaller and smaller.
So, in short. I'll grant you that I can not prove that Skype is tracable nor
can I show you how cell phones are traced.
I am a little put out by your description of 800 number holders as spammers.
No one forces you to call an 800 number. Since the 800 number owner is
paying for the call, why shouldn't they be allowed to see who is calling?
Finally, Using the "Do not call list" and no blocked call option from
Verizon, I do not get cold calls. Now business are not supposed to cold call
your cell phone but now they are crying that number portability means that
they don't know if it's a cell.
Well I am off to educate myself.
Bob


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