I don’t exactly know the technicals on why this hasn’t been released sooner but — T-Mobile officially announced today via press release, that they are introducing Name ID, the first caller ID service for a U.S. carrier. I know what you’re thinking, “My phone already has caller ID.” and to an extent, you would be right. But it’s not the same caller ID like on your home phone (remember those?) where it displays both the number AND name of the party calling.
While I’m sure some of you will say there is little-to-no need for this on a cell phone where only a few close friends and family have your number, as we begin to move away from landline telephones and more and more people are using their cellphone as their primary contact number, you begin to see how this can be huge for many T-Mobile customers.
The service wont come free however. After a 10-day free trial, Name ID will run you an extra $4 on your phone bill but the peace of mind could last you a lifetime. Trying to avoid annoying creditors? Done. Waiting for a call from a potential new job? Now, you wont miss it. Baby momma harassing you to pay child support? Woman, please.
Just like WiFi Calling, only a few phones will be able to take advantage of the service namely the Samsung Exhibit 4G followed other devices like the Mytouch 4G Slide they’re available later this month.