I need my outgoing Caller ID changed and I understand that I need to open a help ticket to get it changed.
However, I am curious as to how the initial caller ID is assigned. In the past, when we would have cell phone numbers assigned, we would get a number that was “local” to our address.
My caller ID is currently displaying as “Alvin.” There is a city 65 miles away from me by that name, that uses the same area codes that my area uses. But, a number from the “Alvin” area would not be “local” to those who live in my community.
I suppose that most people no longer have landlines (and don’t subscribe to “local” only calls) but some people do and calling my phone would be long distance calling for them. Is the “Alvin” that is displayed related to that city, or is it an ID that was previously associated with that number?
BTW … why does the title of a new topic require being at least 15 characters?