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Getting Around Caller ID

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by valenoffw, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. valenoffw

    valenoffw Guest
    Thread Starter

    I just signed up with Telus and got a HTC Desire and I'm trying to avoid paying for Caller ID. I've tried saving my contacts on my sim card, my phone, and my sd card, but whenever someone calls me it always shows as unknown.

    Is there a setting or trick to getting Caller ID for free? By the way, all my contacts were imported from my Gmail account where I have their full name, phone numbers, emails etc. Is this enough for my phone to recognize who is calling and show it?

    Thanks :)


  2. mixpix

    mixpix Well-Known Member

    Not that I know of...

    Someone at a Telus store once told me that caller ID costs so much because its done through Verizon. So they are sub contracting the service which jacks the price up.

    Get unlimited texting and caller id for 15 a month?
  3. fuchsix

    fuchsix Member

    Apr 2, 2010
    System Administrator
    Stony Plain, Alberta
    If you do not subscribe to Caller ID, when the phone call comes in your phone will have no way of telling who is calling. Basically TELUS just sends a 'ring' to your phone.

    Once you subscribe to Caller ID, TELUS sends a 'ring' plus they encode the 10 digit phone number that is calling. This is what your phone uses to lookup who is calling. If it finds a match in your contacts, it will display their name and/or picture.

    Hope that clarifies the situation for you.

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