Caller ID Comes to T-Mobile
T-Mobile today (July 14) rolled out a new service for some of its customers, but one that will be familiar to all―Caller ID. Dubbed Name ID, the service can be added to T-Mobile customers' plans for $3.99 a month.
Name ID will display a caller's name, phone number, city and state when the caller is not in the phone's address book, a handy bit of information that landline users have enjoyed for decades to avoid unwanted calls .
On the flip side, Name ID will make it much easier to add a welcome contact to a phone's address book. One click and the data populates a new entry, eliminating much of the need to type.
And like Caller ID for landlines, customers will be alerted to callers who block their numbers, a sure sign that the caller does not bring good news.
T-Mobile is the first major wireless carrier to offer Caller ID. For now, it's only available for Samsung Exhibit 4G handsets, but the myTouch 4G Slide will be added later this month, according to a company statement.
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