What preceded smart caller ID?
Calling identification was made to make our lives easier:
- To save time and choose who you want or don't want to hear before answering the call.
- To secure privacy and avoid intrusive phone calls—for example, those annoying telemarketers or robocalls.
- To identify on the spot the name of the caller
- To see the caller ID while waiting or during a call with another person via phone.
Caller ID is simply the number you see when somebody is calling you. Sometimes you can even see a name instead of a number; which is possible if you voluntarily link your name to your number in the settings of your cell.
However, due to new and advancing technologies, it is actually possible today to spoof caller ID (which is uh oh—illegal) or block it. That means fraudsters and scammers will still be able to reach you.
What is smart caller ID
There is a special option provided by carriers to ease up your communication with enterprise partners worldwide. Smart caller ID means that the person you are calling will see the local number you have chosen.
Such a feature can work in two directions. First, it helps the person you are calling to identify your number as a 'friendly' one and avoid awkward situations (if you have the option of smart caller ID turned on). Second, smart caller ID app helps you to identify who is calling and protects you from telemarketers and a whole range of scammers out there.