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    "Share Name ID" feature

    I was looking at the Change Features screen in My Verizon, and I noticed what appears to be a new feature called "Share Name ID". The description says: "Let others see your name before they take the call even if the called party does not have your number in their address book."

    It's free so I signed up for it. Does anyone know if this is supposed to work when calling a landline phone? I tried calling my home phone but instead of my name the caller ID still just says "New Jersey".

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    Well my shared ID works. Sometimes it takes 24 hours for the change while other times it takes a couple of days to be in the system.

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    I have had the "Share Name ID" active for a few months and it shows my name, as I requested when I setup the feature, when I call my office land line phone from my cell phone. I agree that there will be a delay for it to show the caller ID name in phones that do not have your name/number stored. Give it time.
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    Thanks for the replies. I'll wait a while longer and see if it becomes active. I have another related question. I have 2 lines on my family share plan. Is there any way to specify a different name for each line? If I activate the Share Name feature on my wife's line I assume the caller ID will show up with my name since that is the only name attached to the account for billing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ansky View Post
    Is there any way to specify a different name for each line? If I activate the Share Name feature on my wife's line I assume the caller ID will show up with my name since that is the only name attached to the account for billing.
    I was able to set up a different name for each of my two lines. The defaults for both was my own name, but I was able to change them. Matter of fact, I changed both because I wanted mine to be more like that standard of last name first ("Last,First").

    I waited 24 hours before checking. It might have been working sooner, but I didn't bother.

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    Does your number still also show up? Or does selecting this feature mean that only the name displays?

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    Ive had it for 2 months or so. My work phone has yet to update when I call. All other landlines proudly display "Skywalker, Luke" when I call.
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    I've had my name on for months and it has yet to show on caller ID. Still just says something like "Cell Phone NC"

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