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Caller ID on incoming & outgoing calls

Learn how Caller Identification (or Caller ID) displays the name or telephone number of you and your callers when making and receiving wireless calls.


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Caller ID on incoming calls

When receiving an incoming call on your wireless phone:
  • Calling Number Identification sends the caller's telephone number to your wireless phone.
  • If the caller's number is in your phone's address book, then Caller ID displays the contact name.
  • If there's no address book entry, then Caller ID displays the caller's number.
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Caller ID on outgoing calls

Outgoing calls to wireless phones
When placing an outgoing call from your wireless phone to another wireless phone:
  • Calling Number Identification sends your wireless number to the wireless phone receiving the call.
  • If your number is in their address book, then Caller ID displays your contact name.
  • If there's no address book entry for your number in their address book, then Caller ID displays your wireless number.

Outgoing calls to landline phones

When placing an outgoing call from your wireless phone to a landline phone:
  • Caller Identification sends your wireless number and Caller ID Name to the landline phone receiving the call.
  • Caller ID displays your Caller ID Name and/or wireless number.
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Caller ID feature

All AT&T wireless voice plans include the Caller Identification feature at no additional charge. Limitations of other carriers may affect Caller ID when used while roaming.

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