TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Strange Call ID

Re: Strange Call ID

Mark Crispin (MRC@CAC.Washington.EDU)
Sun, 6 Mar 2005 15:17:43 -0800

On Sun, 6 Mar 2005, Spyros Bartsocas wrote:

> I live in Greece. I received a call from my cousin in NY. On my caller
> Id his number appeared as 0044212xxxxxxx (where the x's show his
> actual 212 area code POTS number.
> How is this possible?

I have occasionally received international calls with caller ID on a cell
phone, and once or twice I've seen a country code as a caller ID on a
landline phone.

So clearly it is possible. It seems thought that most US landline caller
ID boxes assume that all numbers are in xxx-xxx-xxxx format.

-- Mark --
Science does not emerge from voting, party politics, or public debate.
Si vis pacem, para bellum.

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: Has anyone received a phone call from
someone calling via Vonage recently? My caller ID (on those calls)
shows the number, but identifies the caller as 'Vonage User'. PAT]

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