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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Not everyone chose to have caller display - but everyone will have to pay the bill increase!
This cordless phone has a 100 name and number memory, a caller display and an intercom.
I READ with interest the statement by Frank Mills, BT regional director (Evening Telegraph, August 29), concerning BT Privacy, to which people can receive caller display and choose whether to answer an unwanted call.
Caller display helps people to decide when to answer the phone and when to ignore it.
Other features include a caller display with name, call waiting, three-way calling, voicemail, message waiting indication, call forward on busy or no reply and call transfer.
If you have a caller display on your handset, note down the number.
BT customers are instead using caller display more and ignoring calls that show unavailable or withheld numbers rather than complaining.
BT hopes Baker's voice will attract a new audience to the service, which requires BT Caller Display, a compatible line and a text compatible phone.
Now whenever I see her name come up on my caller display, I go a bit cold and panicky.
The court heard how the girl's mother answered her mobile phone after seeing the caller display. The teenager confessed the caller was Harding, and he was arrested by police.
What you get Digital cordless telephone answering machine, text messaging, 50 name and number memory, caller display, 300m range, hands-free, clock alarm
SINCE moving house my neighbour has lost the instructions for a BT Relate 1000 Caller Display telephone.