07-28-2013 1:01 PM
I have a question about the transmission of Caller ID information from the US to the UK, and vice versa.
My daughter is staying with an Aunt for a few months before she starts college in the Spring here. My sister lives in London, and the telephone number is a little like +44 20 XXXX XXXX, where +44 is the country code and 22 is the area code.
When my daughter calls us from my sister's landline, our mobiles display "+44 20 XXXX XXXX" but here's the interesting part...
When we call from my wive's mobile, their Caller ID displays, "DELGATTO,MELISS - +1-936-xxx-xxxx" (her name is Melissa) with the telephone number, but strangely enough, when I call from my mobile the Caller ID displays, "UNKNOWN - 0101".
Anyone know possibly what is going on here? It's no big deal, but we are just very curious.
In case our telephone numbers might have something to do with it, they are both 936 and the suffixes are the same. Our last four digits are two digits different.
07-28-2013 7:33 PM
International caller ID is a bit of a mistery. I've never seen the name part come across correctly on an international call… any chance your wive's number has been programmed and stored in whatever phone you're calling? Also, when you and your wife call US numbers, do your caller IDs come across in the same format? (Name & number). Finally, not that it should make any difference, but just in case — are you both dialing the same way? (You can call an international number using either +44 or 01144 format).
07-30-2013 9:33 PM
My daugther told me the operator is BT, and that she checked but the handsets they use are these BT branded, out-dated sets that only display a name, number, dial, and answer/hangup. So, I'm going to assume it wasn't saved.
Yes, when we both call out, same name/number caller ID format.
We've both called with the 011 exit code, and with just +44, and it all says the same thing.
My daugther is amazed at our different everything is there, espically their double ringback tone.
07-31-2013 2:59 PM
Well, as I said, a bit of a mystery Sorry, I've no idea what might be causing this My biggest hope was for a stored number on the handset.
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