Caller ID

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Caller identification (Caller ID) is a telephone service. It is available in analog and digital telephone systems. That includes voice over IP (voIP).

The information received from the service is shown on a telephone display screen.

Type II caller ID[change | change source]

In early 1995, Bellcore released another type of modulation, similar to Bell 202. It became possible to send caller ID information while a user was already on the telephone. This service became call waiting ID.

Smartphones use third-party mobile apps to do name look ups.