US wireless carrier T-Mobile has dished out the first caller ID for mobile phones, a feature which concludes their supremacy over land line phones.
Developed by Cequint, a wholly owned subsidiary of TNS, the Name ID service is available only for Samsung Exhibit 4G but will soon be launched for other mobile phones like the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide.
Like traditional called IDs, Name ID will display the name, city and state of callers whose details are not stored on the mobile phone’s contact list. The service, which will be managed by TNS, will also allow T-Mobile customers to add new contacts to their devices with a single click.
"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." he added.
The service is now available for a 10 day free trial, after which, customers will be required to pay $3.99 each month for it. Name ID will come bundled with T-Mobile devices in the future.