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Name Caller ID Introduced to Wireless by T-Mobile USA
Cequint announced today the availability of Name ID from T-Mobile USA, Inc., the first implementation of Caller ID – one of the most popular features in the history of telecommunications – by a major wireless carrier in the U.S. Name ID is now available from T-Mobile on the Samsung Exhibit™ 4G, and will soon be available on additional handsets, including the T-Mobile myTouch® 4G Slide expected to be available this month.
The enhanced Caller ID service is engineered by Cequint, a wholly owned subsidiary of TNS, Inc. (NYSE:TNS). Similar to traditional landline Caller ID, Name ID securely accesses operator-validated name information managed by TNS, and displays it on the incoming call screen to reveal the name, city and state of previously unknown callers who are not stored in a mobile phone’s contacts or address book. The service also allows T-Mobile customers to add new contact information to their mobile phone’s contact list with a single click, making it easier and more convenient for customers to save contacts for future communication.
“Before Name ID for mobile phones, deciding whether or not to answer an unfamiliar call often left customers guessing. Now Name ID allows T-Mobile customers to more easily determine which calls to answer, and whether they want to immediately add the new caller’s information to their list of contacts,” said Brad Duea, senior vice president, T-Mobile USA. “Providing the names of previously unknown callers simply gives our customers more control over incoming calls.”
Rick Hennessey, CEO, Cequint, said, “It’s human nature to want more control over how and with whom we communicate. T-Mobile is empowering customers to more easily screen their calls by revealing who’s calling. This core service is useful on a daily basis.”
Name ID service is available out-of-the-box on select handsets and is planned to be integrated on additional T-Mobile devices in the future. T-Mobile is currently offering a free 10-day trial of the service, after which Name ID is available for a monthly recurring charge of $3.99.