Caller ID


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Wikipedia.
Related to Caller ID: white pages

Caller ID

(CID) A feature of some modems.

Caller ID

A telephone company service that sends the caller's telephone number between the first and second ring of the call. If the calling number is not blocked, the calling number is displayed on the handset or base station of the called party. This is one feature within a set of services called Custom Local Area Signaling Services (CLASS). See ANI and CNAM.
References in periodicals archive ?
It is technically similar to Caller ID, but instead of IP addresses in the TXT field of the DNS record, a cryptographic public key is placed there instead.
When a call is intercepted by Call Intercept the caller hears: "The number you are calling has Call Intercept, a service that requires callers whose telephone numbers do not appear on the Caller ID display to identify themselves before the call can continue.
With the new BellSouth Caller ID package, any small business that relies on personalized and repeated customer contacts can compile a database that will enhance customer service efforts, marketing, and information management.
10, 1999, can be eligible for up to three free months of Caller ID service.
As the market leader and neutral trusted provider of caller ID services in the US, Neustar delivers a caller name service that authenticates display names with the calling party telephone number across 100 million home telephones.
In fact, never pay someone who calls out of the blue, even if the name or number on the caller ID looks legit.
The number of individuals that use caller ID spoofing has definitely grown over the years and continues to grow as more people learn about the service.
If he didn't have Caller ID before, he's sure to get it after your flood of hang-up calls.
Caller ID users now can block unwanted calls from telemarketers and other callers whose numbers don't appear on Caller ID units.
And with the help of 40 of the top 100 hackers working with the company (they're rated by federal law enforcement agencies), the Cyber Group recently released security software that will inform users via pager of breach attempts and trace a hacker's Internet protocol (IP) address or caller ID information.
Caller ID, though available as a service feature from phone companies since the late 1980s, is still not fully understood, partially because consumer education has not been very good.