Curious happenings led to my revisiting the 000-000-0000 CID issue. Although there is an old thread from 2010 about this CID, it deals with outgoing
CID from Voip.ms customers. Very little has been posted about incoming 0000000000 CallerID.
For several months, I have been receiving calls to my ATT Mobile number from 214-377-5991
(a Dallas TX number). I never answer calls from area codes that are unfamiliar to me, anticipating that any legitimate caller would leave a voice message. And over the years, I have chosen not to block anonymous calls for a variety of reasons.
According to »www.800notes.com/Phone.aspx/1-21 ··· 377-5991
, junk calls from 214-377-5991 have been received by lots of folks since at least December of 2009 right up through the present. The content of these calls does not appear to have a single theme. Calls arrive at all hours and repeatedly within the same day with a variety of messages: asking for social security numbers
reporting cancelled ATM cards
shouting a stream of epithets
playing loud music
even asking for the called party by the correct name at times.
For me, the calls have tended to arrive only once a day, generally in mid-morning, for several days in a row ... then they stop for a few days ... and this pattern repeats. I have seldom been bothered with multiple daily calls. I have never answered any of these calls ... and no voice message has ever been left.
Now to the specifics of my curiosity:
• The calls are actually coming in on one of my Voip.ms DIDs with that account's
Call Detail Record showing "0000000000" as the incoming CID.
• All non
-blacklisted numbers arriving on this Voip.ms DID are set to forward to my ATT Mobile.
• The Voip.ms Call Detail Record shows the source CID as "Anonymous" ... not "0000000000" ...
on the Voip.ms to mobile forwarding entry.
• The 214-377-5991 number is shown as the CID on my cell phone!
I understand that various carriers deliver "anonymous" CID info in a variety of ways ... e.g., Anonymous Caller, 000-000-0000 ... but it is most interesting that the actual (or possibly spoofed) 214 DID is shown on my cell phone ... but nowhere in my Voip.ms Call Detail Record.
Hey, I'm not complaining or blaming Voip.ms. It is what it is! And I've just added "00*" to my CallerID Filter list ... time will tell if this works. (Incidentally, for those who have complained about incoming calls with excess digits, such as 923004427109, so long as you are not expecting non-US/Canada calls, you may add "Invalid or non US/Can CallerID"
to the Filter listings.)