Caller ID showing location...


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One of my kids just got the LG EnV something... don't know if that is relevant or not.  I noticed when a phone call came in that the caller ID not only showed the number but also showed the location. 

 

212-555-1212

New York, NY

 

Got me wondering when the heck this happened and is it showing the location associated with the NPA-NXX (212-555) or is it tracking from where the call is originating?

 

Either way, I loathe it.  Anyone else encounter this?

 

Random comment:  Love the photograph AE.  Smile

 

 

 

 

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I am wondering what the possible reason(Drunk why a caller I'd name would not be available only for some of of the calls from the same number. Sometimes the name shows up and other times the name of a nearby town. Why is this?
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Apparently it's a new Verizon service that is offered for 1.99 a month. It's called City ID. It was offered with the phone for a trial period. As far as I can tell, the location is associated by calling NPA-NXX NOT where the actual location of the caller.

Wow, Hubby. Your Iphone regularly lists the name and location of the your callers? Are you sure it's not a shoe phone? Smile

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Shannon26
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I get calls on my caller id with reguarlar land line, and the organization name is the same name as a city and state. That new york part may really be name of organization. that could be the same thing happening on your iphone.

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Bare wrote:

I noticed when a phone call came in that the caller ID not only showed the number but also showed the location.

 So it's showing the location as the call is coming in? I have an iPhone like hubby and it shows the location on the recent call list.

 

Bare wrote:

Got me wondering when the heck this happened and is it showing the location associated with the NPA-NXX (212-555) or is it tracking from where the call is originating?

 I think it has to do with where the call is originating from. I got a call from a collection agency once (acctually alot) and the guy told me he was in New York but my iPhone picked up the location in California which makes me think the call was re-routed. What do you think hubby?

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MyOwnGirl wrote:

I got a call from a collection agency once (acctually alot) and the guy told me he was in New York but my iPhone picked up the location in California which makes me think the call was re-routed. What do you think hubby?

Could be.. or, he could have been lying..

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hubby wrote:

he could have been lying..

I though about that but it was always the same guy calling me and sometimes it would have a New York area code. But..... Maybe the location is assciated with the NPA-NXX because if it was re-routed then it would have the location of where it was re-routed from. Right? I don't know, I'm confused now.

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i've seen locations for a long time on my iPhone. i think it only shows when it doesnt have a name.

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