Effective December 19, 2012, Iridium now provides inbound Caller ID on all telephony service packages, allowing customers that use Iridium telephony products to view inbound numbers from terrestrial and mobile networks on their Iridium device display. This feature was recently added at no additional charge for existing and new telephony subscribers and allows customers to screen inbound calls, view received call numbers, and store received call numbers to their device phonebook (missed calls is not currently supported).
Caller ID is automatically enabled for all existing and future subscribers with no additional configuration or special service packages.
Below are illustrations of Caller ID across various Iridium phones (Iridium 9575/9555/9505a/DPL):
Caller Id Supported Devices/Platforms
The following Iridium devices and billing platforms are supported:
|Devices Supported||Billing Platforms Supported|
|Iridium 9505A||Crew Calling|
|Iridium 9522B||+1 Access|
|DPL handset||2-Stage Dialing|
- Iridium will present the inbound Caller ID as long as the number is provided by the terrestrial or mobile carrier and the Iridium device is registered with the network.
- Inbound calls where the Caller ID number is not present will still appear as “Incoming Call”. If additional characters (i.e. name or business) are provided in the Caller ID transmission, only the Caller ID number will be presented on the Iridium device.
- Additionally, unlike many mobile phones, matching of a phonebook entry name to the Caller ID number is not supported. Therefore, even if the Caller ID number matches an entry in the user’s Iridium phonebook, only the Caller ID number will be displayed.
- Inbound Caller ID numbers (if available) will be presented in number format only. Outbound Caller ID numbers will continue to be sent in the Iridium 8816 format (including +1 Access and 2-Stage Dialing).