Radioshack Caller ID not functioning

Radioshack Caller ID not functioning

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bobhyd

India

#1 Dec 27, 2005
I purchased a Radioshack 5.8GHz chordless phone in USA and brought the same to India, when I installed this phone, everything is working fine except the Caller ID, I have the Caller ID service enabled. my old phone displays the caller ID, but this new one doesnt. Does anyone know what the problem is, Please let me know reg this.

Thanks.
Krishna

New Delhi, India

#3 Jun 25, 2006
I bought a GE phone @ US and it works fine in India, except for the caller ID. Can anyone suggest any solution?

Krishna.
Sam

New Delhi, India

#4 Jul 6, 2006
I can also confirm the same problem with a Panasonic 5.8GHz phone I brought to India from the US.
ray

United States

#5 Jul 13, 2006
phone id is not a privilige must be bought from phone co. That is the way from my phone.
Hari

New Delhi, India

#6 Aug 3, 2006
I have also brought in a 5.8 Ghz phone from Singapore into Chennai, India; the caller id is not working; other funtionalities are OK.
Could anyone help me in this regard.

Thanks in advance & best regards,

Hari
Rick Cruz

Since: Mar 06

Denton, TX

#7 Aug 22, 2006
Have you tried to contact your telephone service provider?
In the US, You pay a small fee to have Caller ID enabeled. I assume it is the same in India. Do you know if their systems supports caller ID? If it does, are you subscribed to it?

Rick
http://www.merassistant.com
kst

Vadodara, India

#8 Aug 31, 2006
were you able to make the caller id work. i m having the same problem. please let me know.
bobhyd wrote:
I purchased a Radioshack 5.8GHz chordless phone in USA and brought the same to India, when I installed this phone, everything is working fine except the Caller ID, I have the Caller ID service enabled. my old phone displays the caller ID, but this new one doesnt. Does anyone know what the problem is, Please let me know reg this.
Thanks.
kuldeep

Mumbai, India

#9 Oct 9, 2006
The caller id in those contries uses a different protocol then in india. For example in the US they use something called BellCore CLID. In india we use DTMF CLID signalling. And no you can't make these work in india other then using an expensive converter.

cheers
kishor

San Jose, CA

#10 Oct 18, 2006
Guess a CID converter like EX-220 is required. I'm trying for a reliable source to confirm the use of this. Has any one bought and used it in Bangalore?
Jaison Rajan

Bhubaneswar, India

#11 Dec 4, 2006
kishor wrote:
Guess a CID converter like EX-220 is required. I'm trying for a reliable source to confirm the use of this. Has any one bought and used it in Bangalore?
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This converter[FSK TO DTMF] is easily available in Chennai Ritchie Street. Rs 400/- When you observe it looks like a adsl splitter(which is actually not) with one in and two out .Mine has FINTEL ADSL SPLITTER written on it.
It does the job. But unlke Ex220
1)-it does not have the time stamp feature.
2)-It does not have a inbuilt battery.
3)-Area Code cannot be set so here if its a local
call it shows 1-abc-abc-abcd rather than
044-abcdefgh so callback feature will not be used.
Navin K

Ernakulam, India

#12 Dec 30, 2006
It is not the telecom provider issue. I have Caller-ID on my line in Bangalore. My US phone does not recognize the Caller ID, while my Indian phone (same model) has no problem.

Perhaps the caller ID feature is different in Asia when compared to US. Like the NTSC/PAL problem with televisions.
Navin

Perundurai, India

#13 Jan 1, 2007
US uses FSK Caller-Id system where the name and number is recieved.India uses DTMF caller Id system, Cheaper one.You can use the converter(EX-220 or any other) to recieve Caller-Id on your Cordless Handset.
Navin K wrote:
It is not the telecom provider issue. I have Caller-ID on my line in Bangalore. My US phone does not recognize the Caller ID, while my Indian phone (same model) has no problem.
Perhaps the caller ID feature is different in Asia when compared to US. Like the NTSC/PAL problem with televisions.
Want EX220

Bangalore, India

#14 Jan 22, 2007
Where can I buy the EX220 in pune?
Neil Pinto

Mumbai, India

#15 Jan 25, 2007
Where can the EX220 be bought online, period !?!? I am sure there must be a lot of us who've purchased these 2.4/5.6 GHz cordless phones from the US only to find out that the called ID functionality used (Bellcore FSK) is not per MTNL/BSNL's usage (DTMF)

Wonder if this item is available on ebay.in or some other such site with pan-india shipping??
Noor

Hyderabad, India

#16 Feb 23, 2007
I also have the same problem. When I talked to BSNL they said me to convert to FSK which is the other way round written in previos messages and what i read on other sites.
sam

Hubli, India

#17 Feb 27, 2007
this site is very good , benifed me a lot
harinder

Kitchener, Canada

#18 Mar 10, 2007
I have same phone but the display dose not work sometime it dose. Can u tell me a solution for this problem.
Rajish

Bangalore, India

#20 Mar 16, 2007
I bought a Fintel F1003 which has a line in, phone out, two batteries, and and LCD display for setting date and time. this works fantastic with the Panasonic which i bought from the US. cost approx 600 in Bangalore.
Shankar

Chennai, India

#21 Mar 25, 2007
Jaison Rajan wrote:
<quoted text>
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This converter[FSK TO DTMF] is easily available in Chennai Ritchie Street. Rs 400/- When you observe it looks like a adsl splitter(which is actually not) with one in and two out .Mine has FINTEL ADSL SPLITTER written on it.
It does the job. But unlke Ex220
1)-it does not have the time stamp feature.
2)-It does not have a inbuilt battery.
3)-Area Code cannot be set so here if its a local
call it shows 1-abc-abc-abcd rather than
044-abcdefgh so callback feature will not be used.
Very useful! solved my confusion. I will try out this one. Thanks a ton!
jayson

Indore, India

#22 Apr 4, 2007
i dont get any idea abt caller id in india. even i found there are no sites providing information on it. can u tell me how bsnl provides caller identifaication to called party. and any sites for that?

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