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'Share Name ID' Terms and Conditions Questions

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I would rather have my Verizon number display my name than the generic "Wireless Caller" and the instructions for how to Configure Share Name ID tell you how to do that.   But my question has to do with the Terms and Conditions on that page which read:

Note the Terms & Conditions: Your use of Name ID Services is subject to the following terms and conditions. By submitting a name for display and disclosure to others you are affirmatively asking Verizon Wireless to give your name and wireless phone number to a publicly available directory for use and distribution and you agree and consent to disclosure and use of this information by third parties.

Can anyone tell me exactly what that means?  Specifically, I have three questions:


  1. Does it mean you are now in a public "white pages" type directory? 
  2. Does it mean your phone number will be shared with telemarketers? 
  3. And lastly, if you have chosen to keep your Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) private and opted out, will using Share Name ID override that selection?

In another forum there's a lot of discussion about this and I'd like to be able to add some informed information as opposed to wild speculation. 

So if anyone - especially a Verizon employee - can shed some light on what those Terms & Conditions mean (or don't mean), I'd appreciate it.

Thanks.

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I just got a reply to this from a Verizon employee, named Ryan.  It is:

The Share Name ID service allows your name to show a specific or customized name when calling another person. The directory the terms and conditions are referring to are databases that landline companies use to provide Caller ID service. Landlines and cell phones process Caller ID in different ways. When you call a cell phone, whatever that phone has your number saved is how it shows on the display. Landline phones do not typically have a locally stored address book, so they rely upon these databases to give a name to display. The directory that is being referenced are these databases, used solely for Caller ID. They are not publicly accessible and searchable like a White Pages.


Opting in to Share Name ID will not override the CPNI opt out, they are two separate entities, and Verizon Wireless will not give your information to telemarketers. The only thing that will change with using Share Name ID is that your name(or whatever you choose) will show up whenever you call somebody instead of a generic "Wireless Caller" statement. Your privacy is still very much respected, and no alterations will be made.

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When i read this i Sally i was a little at all on it too an it makes me wonder the Exact same thing An it's going to take some that knows the ins an outs on this set up an is it going to make a Cell No. Public Record. b33

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I just got a reply to this from a Verizon employee, named Ryan.  It is:

The Share Name ID service allows your name to show a specific or customized name when calling another person. The directory the terms and conditions are referring to are databases that landline companies use to provide Caller ID service. Landlines and cell phones process Caller ID in different ways. When you call a cell phone, whatever that phone has your number saved is how it shows on the display. Landline phones do not typically have a locally stored address book, so they rely upon these databases to give a name to display. The directory that is being referenced are these databases, used solely for Caller ID. They are not publicly accessible and searchable like a White Pages.


Opting in to Share Name ID will not override the CPNI opt out, they are two separate entities, and Verizon Wireless will not give your information to telemarketers. The only thing that will change with using Share Name ID is that your name(or whatever you choose) will show up whenever you call somebody instead of a generic "Wireless Caller" statement. Your privacy is still very much respected, and no alterations will be made.

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Thank you Sally for Checking this out there might be allot switching this feature on Now that was Verified !  Good Detective Work. We call ya Sally Bond001 Lol

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