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Caller ID - FiOS Digital Voice Caller ID shows the name and number of the person calling you. Caller information will appear between the first and second rings on a customer-provided display device or display telephone, giving you the opportunity to screen your calls before you answer. Caller ID will also store names, numbers, dates and times of incoming calls (storage capacity varies with your display device model).
The name or number of your caller may not be displayed for every incoming call. In some cases, you will see a message on your Caller ID display unit instead of the name and number of the caller. The exact wording of the message may vary depending on the display unit you use. “Out of Area” or “Unavailable” messages may appear for calls made outside specially equipped areas, calls made through an operator, and for certain telephone numbers for which Verizon does not purchase Caller ID information. “Private” or “Anonymous” messages may appear for calls made by people who have blocked the display of their telephone information.
Caller ID works automatically; you do not have to activate or deactivate this calling feature.
See also: Related Calling Feature topics