If you happen to still use a landline, you probably take caller ID for granted. If you are a mobile phone user, you may not know that until today, caller ID was never available on any US carrier.
T-Mobile launched Name ID today with the help of Cequint, the company that brought you City ID. The service not only checks incoming calls with your local contact list, but also checks a larger public database. If the person is not already in your contacts, you can add them with the tap of a button on screen. This service is not free and will cost you an extra $3.99 a month.
Name ID will only be available on the Exhibit 4G at first, but will come to other phones such as the MyTouch 4G Slide later in the year. Caller ID has been a largely requested service for a while now, but T-Mobile has answered the call and is the first carrier to provide it.
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