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- Understanding caller ID
October 24, 2005, 12:11 am
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My Verizon CDMA phone records the number of the calling party if I answer
the call or the caller records a message for me. My question is: If the
caller's number is in my phone even if he hangs up before I answer can I
retrieve his number later?
Also, can I retrieve his number if he calls when my phone is turned off?
Re: Understanding caller ID
When someone calls your CDMA handset the number gets recorded by your
phone in different ways depending on what happens to the incoming
call. If the phone just rings the phone will report that a call came
in and was missed. If CID was provided it will show either the name
of that person (if that number is associated with a person in your
phone's contacts list) or just a number if it's not in your contacts
list. Most handsets you'll get an indication that you missed a call
and will show you caller details and have a menu choice to return the
No. Since the handset could not process the call (the phone will
process that the call was made to it and was it answered or missed)
the information is not stored anywhere that you would have access to
that data. And how would you know if he called at all with your phone
off? Unlike landlines there's no "return code" that you can key to
get the last number that called you.