T-Mobile Introduces Name ID, Caller ID For Everyone

T-Mobile is proud to be the first US carrier to introduce a feature that has long been available for landline owners, caller ID. While most of, if not all of us generally save contacts by name right into our address books there are just those times when a random number calls and you aren’t sure if you want to pick up. Maybe it’s that crazy ex you’ve been avoiding or the local blockbuster calling to remind you about that late fee. Either way T-Mobile has a feature you just might want to consider.

T-Mobile’s “Name ID” service is a great add-on for those of you who see plenty of random numbers throughout the day and it’ going to come free for the first 10 days. Afterwards it will cost an additional $3.99 per month and is available right now on the Samsung Exhibit 4G and the upcoming myTouch 4G Slide.

“Before Name ID for mobile phones, deciding whether or not to answer an unfamiliar call often left customers guessing,” senior vice president of T-Mobile USA Brad Duea said in a statement. “Now Name ID allows T-Mobile customers to more easily determine which calls to answer.”

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  • Daear

    Always interesting how they ‘choose’ phones to have certain features…

  • Daear

    Always interesting how they ‘choose’ phones to have certain features…

    • Notso

      It’s on all phones.  I am already using it on my Blackberry 9700.

      • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.singer Joseph Singer

        Hello!  BlackBerry 9700 isn’t all phones.

  • Daear

    Always interesting how they ‘choose’ phones to have certain features…

  • Daear

    Always interesting how they ‘choose’ phones to have certain features…

  • http://profiles.google.com/aad4321 Alex Darby

    yeah its not an option for me?

  • Zeonreborn77

    If I’m not mistaken MetroPCS has this as a free feature and its been out for a while.

  • Mailbox515

    MetroPCS had that service for awhile first. Called screen it

  • Mailbox515

    MetroPCS had that service for awhile first. Called screen it

  • Mailbox515

    MetroPCS had that service for awhile first. Called screen it

  • Mailbox515

    MetroPCS had that service for awhile first. Called screen it

  • Mario

    Its great to see T-mobile being first and ahead of the other carriers now much much love :)

  • Mario

    Its great to see T-mobile being first and ahead of the other carriers now much much love :)

  • whosaidwhat

    For $4 a month, I’ll be more than willing to miss the call if the number isn’t recognized.

    • Anonymous

      Been doing it for many years and will continue to!

    • Anonymous

      Been doing it for many years and will continue to!

  • whosaidwhat

    For $4 a month, I’ll be more than willing to miss the call if the number isn’t recognized.

  • Yyevo

    “..local blockbuster calling about that late fee..”

    Late fee? Blockbuster? Caller ID? Is this post from 1988?

    • Anonymous

      Hahahahaha! Does blockbuster even exist anymore? NETFLIX FTW!!!

  • Yyevo

    “..local blockbuster calling about that late fee..”

    Late fee? Blockbuster? Caller ID? Is this post from 1988?

  • Randy Klein

    Are there really charging $4 per month for caller ID?  A service thats been standard on landlines for 10 years.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.singer Joseph Singer

      Where do you live that you get caller ID on landlines for free?  Regular landlines not some VOiP thing.

      • Anonymous

        Some places throw it in as a free feature. I know here in Cincinnati, Cincy Bell usually lets you get three free features on your 25 dollar home plan.

      • Anonymous

        Some places throw it in as a free feature. I know here in Cincinnati, Cincy Bell usually lets you get three free features on your 25 dollar home plan.

      • Anonymous

        Some places throw it in as a free feature. I know here in Cincinnati, Cincy Bell usually lets you get three free features on your 25 dollar home plan.

  • Randy Klein

    Are there really charging $4 per month for caller ID?  A service thats been standard on landlines for 10 years.

  • http://spritemoney.myopenid.com/ Andrew

    Metro PCS had this feature first for free, but metro sucked

  • Anonymous

    Umm…only those two phones? That is pretty limiting.

    • Notso

      It’s on all phones.  I am already using it on my Blackberry 9700.

    • Notso

      It’s on all phones.  I am already using it on my Blackberry 9700.

      • Anonymous

        No its not available on most Androids (90%) according to T-mobile.

      • Anonymous

        No its not available on most Androids (90%) according to T-mobile.

    • Notso

      It’s on all phones.  I am already using it on my Blackberry 9700.

  • Anonymous

    Umm…only those two phones? That is pretty limiting.

  • Alex

    Hate to say this but I believe Metro has had that feature as standard feature on their $45 plan.

    • Marcels81

      No, the press release says Tmobile is the first wireless company to offer this.

  • Alex

    Hate to say this but I believe Metro has had that feature as standard feature on their $45 plan.

  • cirrob

    I already have this. Its called “I don’t answer numbers I don’t recognize or that are unknown. Blocked numbers don’t even ring thanks to youmail” I know its a long name but its free.

    • Anonymous

      You are the best! Lol!

  • Anonymous

    We already pay this fee if I’m not mistaken when you read the fine print on the bill.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=507041011 James McPartland

    Pretty Pricey if you ask me, I thought it would be one of those “throw in” features.

  • RALPHEXANTUS

    i have to pay for it hell to the no.

  • Pryscilla1013

    this feature shows city and state the call is coming from as well…that’s pretty awesome.

    • Anonymous

      My thing is, if isn’t coming from the city I’m in or an area code I already know, then I’ll google the code to see where its coming from. There aint no point in paying 4 bucks a month for something google can tell me for free.

  • Pryscilla1013

    this feature shows city and state the call is coming from as well…that’s pretty awesome.

  • Pryscilla1013

    this feature shows city and state the call is coming from as well…that’s pretty awesome.

  • Izzybrexx

    Just leave a qwik message…duh..n then ill get bak to u if I want

  • Chris

    What a fistf*ck. Soon, they will sell “Name ID blocker” to companies. Then they be double fisting… I mean double dipping.

    • Chris

      Remember SBC?

      (sp) they’ll

  • Chris

    What a fistf*ck. Soon, they will sell “Name ID blocker” to companies. Then they be double fisting… I mean double dipping.

  • http://twitter.com/SammySardines Sarah N.

    Seems to not be available (yet?) for my G2.

  • http://twitter.com/SammySardines Sarah N.

    Seems to not be available (yet?) for my G2.

  • http://twitter.com/SammySardines Sarah N.

    Seems to not be available (yet?) for my G2.

  • kresk

    Maybe good for some but not my cup of tea. I’m perfectly fine waiting to see if the mystery caller leaves a message and saving four bucks a month along the way. If they don’t leave a message, it’s there problem not mine.

  • RAWshadTX

    4 dollars per month for Caller ID? HEEEEEEELLLLL NAAAAWWW. If you ain’t important enough that I didn’t put you in the contact list, oh well, I ain’t picking up. Better hit that voicemail. Even though I hate voicemail, its free.

    • Corey

      I agree with you about the voicemail.  I’d rather pay to have that removed.  Right now I just have an obnoxiously long greeting to deter anyone from actually leaving a message.

      • Respawn

        Ha! Corey you just gave me an idea. Thank you for that.

      • Respawn

        Ha! Corey you just gave me an idea. Thank you for that.

    • Dragoth

      If I don’t recognize the number….9 out 10 times I let it go to voice mail.  I don’t mind voice mail personally, It is good for filtering out people I don’t want to talk to.  If it is an important phone call, they will leave me a message and I can return the call.  If it isn’t important, they won’t leave a message and I don’t worry about it.  Caller ID would be nice, but not for a premium add on that costs me money. 

    • Barker1964

      I have visual voicemail for free so I will not be getting that

    • Barker1964

      I have visual voicemail for free so I will not be getting that

  • Jessiwolfe

    I have it and am getting rid or it. It doesn’t work at all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.singer Joseph Singer

    A question one should ask on any extra service is this:  Is it worth it?  Paying $4 extra per month is not worth it to me.  If I really question a number I just won’t answer it.  Also take into account that unless you have a supporting handset that will show name ID in addition to a number it’s of limited value.

  • Niceboy

    $4 per month!!! Hell no!!

  • Anonymous

    correct me if I’m wrong, but don’t all numbers already show up?  Of course they do…the original purpose of caller id for land lines was that we could never see the incoming number, let alone the name of the person calling.  Since we already have a basic form of caller id, why would I pay $4 a month so I can see that number that I’ll never answer is from Capital One….a call I won’t answer anyway?

    A swindle

  • Clifford891

    Mr numbers app does it for free

    • Anonymous

      Only for a week… Then it costs like 8 bucks a month.

    • Anonymous

      Only for a week… Then it costs like 8 bucks a month.

    • Anonymous

      Only for a week… Then it costs like 8 bucks a month.

  • Clifford891

    Mr numbers app does it for free

  • Clifford891

    Mr numbers app does it for free

  • Anonymous

    This is another reason to quit T-Mobile.  Here’s why:

    This service is basically T-Mobile selling YOUR name to a Company named Cequint, a company that specializes in land line caller ID technology.

    Cequint’s business is way down as people have been getting rid of land lines. So it’s been courting wireless to partner up with it (aka give Cequint subscriber names AND numbers).  Obviously, getting the carriers to provide it with names AND wireless numbers would be a boon to Cequint.

    So basically, yeah, T-Mobile is the first U.S. carrier who is giving Cequint your confidential, personal information, specifically, T-Mobile’s database containing your name and phone number.

    This is cause for celebration, T-Mobile selling a third party your private information, then in effect, selling it back to you for $4 monthly?

    Oh, the real laugh in all this… if you get a call from a Verizon phone number the name will not show up on your display.  Why?  Because Verizon withholds the names of its customers. 

    Yeah, break out the champagne.  (This announcement is worthy of only Andre Cold Duck, however.)

    • The ATL Guy

      Care to backup your allegation?

    • The ATL Guy

      Care to backup your allegation?

    • The ATL Guy

      Care to backup your allegation?

      • The ATL Guy

        I see Mikey isn’t going to back up his claim

    • cyclone

      verizon is the only carrier in usa that records conversions

      • jhb

        i don’t think so

    • John Mickelonis

      Really?  So how does that explain my Verizon friends’ names showing up?  Get out of here with the conspiracy theories unless you have some concrete evidence.

      • Dewey Cox

        you have them in your contact?

    • John Mickelonis

      Really?  So how does that explain my Verizon friends’ names showing up?  Get out of here with the conspiracy theories unless you have some concrete evidence.

    • h=jhb

      so good bye have a good life

  • Anonymous

    This is another reason to quit T-Mobile.  Here’s why:

    This service is basically T-Mobile selling YOUR name to a Company named Cequint, a company that specializes in land line caller ID technology.

    Cequint’s business is way down as people have been getting rid of land lines. So it’s been courting wireless to partner up with it (aka give Cequint subscriber names AND numbers).  Obviously, getting the carriers to provide it with names AND wireless numbers would be a boon to Cequint.

    So basically, yeah, T-Mobile is the first U.S. carrier who is giving Cequint your confidential, personal information, specifically, T-Mobile’s database containing your name and phone number.

    This is cause for celebration, T-Mobile selling a third party your private information, then in effect, selling it back to you for $4 monthly?

    Oh, the real laugh in all this… if you get a call from a Verizon phone number the name will not show up on your display.  Why?  Because Verizon withholds the names of its customers. 

    Yeah, break out the champagne.  (This announcement is worthy of only Andre Cold Duck, however.)

  • Anonymous

    This is another reason to quit T-Mobile.  Here’s why:

    This service is basically T-Mobile selling YOUR name to a Company named Cequint, a company that specializes in land line caller ID technology.

    Cequint’s business is way down as people have been getting rid of land lines. So it’s been courting wireless to partner up with it (aka give Cequint subscriber names AND numbers).  Obviously, getting the carriers to provide it with names AND wireless numbers would be a boon to Cequint.

    So basically, yeah, T-Mobile is the first U.S. carrier who is giving Cequint your confidential, personal information, specifically, T-Mobile’s database containing your name and phone number.

    This is cause for celebration, T-Mobile selling a third party your private information, then in effect, selling it back to you for $4 monthly?

    Oh, the real laugh in all this… if you get a call from a Verizon phone number the name will not show up on your display.  Why?  Because Verizon withholds the names of its customers. 

    Yeah, break out the champagne.  (This announcement is worthy of only Andre Cold Duck, however.)

  • Anonymous

    Oh, and I do what others have posted.  I don’t need a name associated with the number I see on the display. If I see a number I don’t recognize I decline the call and/or let it go to voice mail.

    And like Corey posted in here, my outgoing message is really long (about 45 seconds) and the message specifics causes strangers to hang up in fright (“Hello this is Michael, you have reached a secure private line so you can speak frankly.  If you are calling about a case or are the defendant please identify your case by name, state the purpose of your call and leave a detailed message…”). 

    Friends and family know to press  # on the keypad to bypass the message.  :)

  • Anonymous

    If the comments in here are any indication, it appears T-Mobile’s Name ID feature is DOA.

    • Respawn

      DOA … Just like AT&T’s “information” on anything.