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Last night we received a caller ID message with a spelling error. My wife's niece calls frequently using her cell phone. When she called last night the message appeared on the TV screen with the words WIRELESS CALLER spelled WIRELESW CAHLER. Anyone else ever see this?
 

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RACJ2 said:
Checked my Caller ID log and there are several "Wireless Callers" listed and spelled properly.
My wife's niece called twice yesterday and again this morning. The second time she called yesterday the spelling error took place.
 

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MysteryMan said:
Last night we received a caller ID message with a spelling error. My wife's niece calls frequently using her cell phone. When she called last night the message appeared on the TV screen with the words WIRELESS CALLER spelled WIRELESW CAHLER. Anyone else ever see this?
Hello MysteryMan,

I have a SWAG (Sophisticated Wild Ass Guess). It could be noise on the phone line. The noise level might be below your limit of hearing. The caller ID is trying to do the best it can with what is sent. My sister's Cell Phone number was recycled and periodically the caller Id has the wrong person's name but the right phone number. The telephone company that has the phone number sends the caller ID information. The database system is truly a clusterfu*k as erroneous information is not eliminated without a great effort in many cases. Old information keeps coming back like a vampire that was killed only to be brought into existence again and again. I am actually surprised that most caller ID information is correct. :rant:
 

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The noise is not the issue - all digital packets with info like CID/SMS/data protected by CS and retransmitting if it corrupted.
Most likely that multiple different DBes, lack of sync these, etc.
 
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