1) The call originated from an International location and you are seeing a partial originating telephone number.
2) The originating caller has a type of telephone service that allows their telephone system to generate the digits that appear on Caller ID displays. Their telephone is creating that strange looking telephone number.
My guess is that the first cause is the correct one.
You can try googling the numbers on the display to see if anyone else has had this happen to them. Your telephone service provider could run a trace on the call, but that would require going through a legal process that, if this is a one time event, would really not be worth the hassle.
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Using Call Block If you subscribe to Caller ID, you can save phone numbers to the call block list. When a call comes in, the phone compares the received phone number to the numbers on the call block list. If the phone number is on the list, the phone replaces the caller's name with Call Blocked and disconnects the call. (The caller hears a reject tone.)
The call block list holds 20 entries, and all stations share the same list. You can add entries through the Call Blocking menu, by selecting Add Call Block in the CID menu, or by blocking incoming calls. (Only one station can edit the call block list at a time.) Blocking incoming calls
When the phone rings, wait until the display shows the Caller ID information (usually after the second ring).
If you want to block the call and add this number to the call block list, press Block.
When the phone asks you to confirm, press Menu/select or Block. Blocking an incoming call from an "Unknown" or "Private" number is the same as selecting Unknown Number or Private Number from the Call Blocking menu.
Call Blocking menu options
With the phone in standby, open the menu and select Call Blocking.
Choose one of these options:
Create New(Handset only) - Add an entry to your call block list. The phone will prompt you to enter a name & phone number.
Private Number(Handset only) - Block all calls from numbers reported by CID as "Private." (This does not count as one of the 20 entries.)
Unknown Number(Handset only) - Block all calls from numbers reported by CID as "Unknown". (This does not count as one of the 20 entries.)
Call block entry options
With the phone in standby, open the call block list and find the entry you want.
Press Menu/select to open the individual entry menu. Choose one of these options:
Edit(Handset only) - Edit this entry. The phone will prompt you to edit the name & phone number.
Delete - Erase this entry from the list & allow calls from this number.
I can think of about 4 reasons why it won't work. What have you done so far?
The AUTO ANS switch could be set on, which would make the calls be Voice Announce.
The ringer could be turned off.
Your call forward or DND button could be on, making the calls go to another location.
The port could be bad.
Start by calling another display phone so you know your extension. Then have somebody call you and look at their display. If the call is being forwarded, the display will tell you. Also, on your phone, listen to the dial tone, if it stutters, then you have a feature set. Dial 790# to reset it and try have someone call you again.
Swap phones. If another phone works in your location, it's a bad phone.
At some point in time, one thing or another will work, or you're down to a bad port in the phone system.
Thanks for using FixYa. I think you have stored more than 100 Caller ID messages and hence the caller ID is not showing on Uniden Tru8888.In the following cases the caller ID will not be shown-
If you answer a call before the Caller ID message is received (for example, before the second ring), the Caller ID message will not appear.
When the call is received via a telephone company that does not offer Caller ID service, the caller’s phone number and name does not appear. (This includes some international calls.)
When the call is via a private branch exchange (PBX), the caller's phone number and name may not appear.
You may receive any one of the following messages:
When a private name is received; Private Name
When a private number is received; Private Number
When a unknown name is received; Unknown Name
When a unknown number is received; Unknown Number
When invalid data is received; Incomplete Data
The Caller ID list stores information for incoming calls - even unanswered calls. You can store up to 100 Caller ID messages and phonebook entries (including Speed Dials) for each handset and the base. You can view the Caller ID list through the handset or base during a call or when the phone is in standby mode.
Memory locations for Caller ID messages and Phonebook entries (including Speed Dials) are common, you can store up to all 100 entries for each handset and the base. Caller ID messages are not stored when you have 100 phonebook entries. When you have stored a total of 100 phonebook entries and Caller ID messages, the oldest Caller ID message is overwritten.
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CID needs 3 things, a subscription from your phone line provider, a phone to display it, and someone sending it.
If your generic phone is of the single line set variety and it has CID, then check with your provider. If it's a system phone, it may not have the proper equipment installed or not even be available in the phone system. Usually, even if the call is blocked by the sender, you will get a date and time and "unknown caller" or "out of area"
indication when a call comes in.