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Cell Phone Number Different on Recipient ID

 
 
Reply Sun 31 Jan, 2010 06:14 pm
When my wife called Denver this afternoon, my daughter told her the caller ID registered our number as from Bakersfield, California. But, we live near Houston, Texas. Anybody know why that happens?
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parados
 
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Reply Sun 31 Jan, 2010 09:08 pm
@edgarblythe,
You get great cell reception from Bakersfield living near Houston.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 31 Jan, 2010 09:30 pm
@parados,
o-oka-ay
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 31 Jan, 2010 09:36 pm
@edgarblythe,
Solar winds/flare temporarily scrambled the communications satellite that was the intermediary between your two calling points, thusly giving a momentary glitch for her caller ID?
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 31 Jan, 2010 09:39 pm
@tsarstepan,
Hell, I'll buy anything these days.
Seed
 
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Reply Sun 31 Jan, 2010 09:43 pm
@edgarblythe,
Was your wife calling from a land line or a cell phone? and the same goes for your daughter
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 31 Jan, 2010 10:14 pm
@Seed,
Cell phone to cell phone.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 1 Feb, 2010 12:11 am
@edgarblythe,
Maybe you discovered the glitch in the Matrix? Shocked
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parados
 
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Reply Mon 1 Feb, 2010 10:29 am
@edgarblythe,
It could be any one of a number of things edgar. -

Human error in programming
a glitch in the signal in a number of places.

My guess is that it's a programming error that sees the Bakersfield transfer or Bakersfield is the default when it doesn't know where it came from.
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engineer
 
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Reply Mon 1 Feb, 2010 10:42 am
@edgarblythe,
I could suggest some experiments:

Does your wife's cell always show this behavior? Have her call you to see if you can verify it. It is possible that the cell company registered it incorrectly but that would be very consistent, so you should see it also.

If that's not it, try having her call your daughter and then you call her from your cell. If both are fine, then it might be a routing issue. If both show the wrong locations, then it might be how your company routes calls. If just her phone shows an issue, but it didn't happen when she called you, then that's just weird.

If you get the weird result and you have the right types of phones, swap chips between the phones and try it again. I doubt it is a hardware issue, but that would test it.
parados
 
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Reply Mon 1 Feb, 2010 10:47 am
@engineer,
engineer <---- wants to troubleshoot the problem

engineer <---- named for his predilictions
engineer
 
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Reply Mon 1 Feb, 2010 10:51 am
@parados,
Scientific method at work, Baby!!!
parados
 
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Reply Mon 1 Feb, 2010 11:37 am
@engineer,
yeah,

but you already spent more time and money trying to solve the problem than the phone company ever will.
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