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#196259 24-May-2016 22:27
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I am on rural broadband and have VOIP via the Vodafone network.  With caller ID working, is the incoming call meant to display the phone number and the name of the person calling or just the number?


Vodafone say the name of the person will be displayed only if that number is in my own phones' phonebook but I thought if the number is listed in the whitepages then the name of the caller should be displayed as well?  Is this how caller id works with Spark on a landline connection?



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  #1559031 24-May-2016 23:23
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No way, vfone is correct, the name will only come up when the persons name is entered into the phone with that number. Some numbers are also withheld should the caller not want their number presented.


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  #1559042 25-May-2016 00:13
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Pretty sure WorldxChange/VFX used to work this way as long as both parties were with VFX and the party initiating the call didn't have Caller ID blocked. When I was with VFX and received calls from other VFX customers, their name also appeared in the Caller ID field even if they're never called me before and I had record of their number stored in the phone.

This may have changed with Vodafone buying WorldxChange?

Do they even use the old WorldxChange VOIP system?

Keep calm, and carry on posting.


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  #1559056 25-May-2016 02:14
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If you're on 2talk the Whitepages name will come up.

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  #1559098 25-May-2016 07:16
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Spark landlines don't (and never have had) alphanumeric CallerID with a name.



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  #1559146 25-May-2016 08:40
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If you're on 2talk the Whitepages name will come up.





Not true - a really old database was created by 2Talk who gathered the data by exploiting a flaw in the Whitepages website years ago.


As an example, the number of some friends of mine shows as the old owner of the line - they have had the number for 8+ years


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