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How much does caller display  actually cost VM to provide?

Nothing. The providers are obligated by law to provide CLI (Calling line identification) for calls anyway and give users the option of blocking specified numbers. All exchanges have the ability to identify the caller's number and convey this information with the signal to the destination. The callers number is automatically identified when being conveyed to the emergency services. All it takes is the service provider to enable it for a customer. It could in fact be said that they've been purposefully deactivating it in order to enable them to then sell it as an additional feature.

It should be noted that providers are also required to offer their customers the ability to withhold their number from other people using caller ID. Basically hiding your bumber from anyone who has caller ID in operation. They in turn also must be allowed the ability to block all calls where the caller's ID is not available.

 

 

 

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@Mr_K wrote:

How much does caller display  actually cost VM to provide?

Nothing. The providers are obligated by law to provide CLI (Calling line identification) for calls anyway and give users the option of blocking specified numbers. All exchanges have the ability to identify the caller's number and convey this information with the signal to the destination. All it takes is the service provide to enable it. It could in fact be said that they've been purposefully deactivating it in order to enable them to then sell it as an additional feature.

It should be noted that providers are also required to offer their customers the ability to withhold their number from other people using caller ID. Basically hiding your bumber from anyone who has caller ID in operation. They in turn also must be allowed the ability to block all calls where the caller's ID is not available.

 

 

 



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@Mr_K wrote:

How much does caller display  actually cost VM to provide?

Nothing. The providers are obligated by law to provide CLI (Calling line identification) for calls anyway and give users the option of blocking specified numbers. All exchanges have the ability to identify the caller's number and convey this information with the signal to the destination. All it takes is the service provide to enable it. It could in fact be said that they've been purposefully deactivating it in order to enable them to then sell it as an additional feature.

It should be noted that providers are also required to offer their customers the ability to withhold their number from other people using caller ID. Basically hiding your bumber from anyone who has caller ID in operation. They in turn also must be allowed the ability to block all calls where the caller's ID is not available.

 

 


Good old "withhold number" feature. I had an engineer out once to "fix" a crackly line. He messed around for a while and then said "nuffin I cn do mate. Diagnostics don't f'in work. Ya must have withhold number on" and he left! Smiley LOL

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@NotGoodEnough wrote:
Good old "withhold number" feature. I had an engineer out once to "fix" a crackly line. He messed around for a while and then said "nuffin I cn do mate. Diagnostics don't f'in work. Ya must have withhold number on" and he left! Smiley LOL

You can actually key in codes preceding the number you are calling to actually counter any default barring you may have in operation.

1470 unblocks caller ID and will display your ID on a call by call basis and 141 disables caller ID (prevents you number being visible) on a call by call basis.

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