Caller ID


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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.
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California is the last state in the country to implement the Caller ID service.
The new CT-25R Caller ID Feature Telephone with name and number capability has a three-line OTV and storage for up to 25 name and number calls.
Timothy Sullivan, an aide to CPUC Commissioner Henry Duque, said no new start date for Caller ID has been set for Pacific Bell.
The company, which sells through retail outlets such as Sears and is an OEM supplier to electronics accessories firm Gemini Industries, expects its retail business to grow significantly now that Caller ID is available over long distance as well as local lines, said Joe Cline, vice president of sales and marketing for Colonial Data Technologies, CDT.
Caller ID service lets specially equipped phones display the number from which an incoming call was dialed.
Said Bob Diamond, chairman of CIDCO, a leading manufacturer of Caller ID products, "The publicity surrounding the implementation of the ruling will drive new users into the stores.
Mark Pitchford, executive director of marketing and management for Pacific Bell's consumer markets, said a number of customers who indicated they want their phone number blocked are the same people who expressed interest in subscribing to Caller ID service once it is available.
With service scheduled for availability nationwide by January '96 and with the increasing awareness of the benefits of the service, there's an obvious range of opportunities for Caller ID units.