Comcast brings Universal Caller ID to Ind.
Comcast’s triple-play subscribers in Indiana now have access to the company’s Universal Caller ID service.
The feature – which is available at no additional cost – works like this: When a call comes in, Universal Caller ID displays the caller's name and phone number on a pop-up banner on the TV or computer screen, and the customer can answer the phone or select "exit" and go back to their TV show or online activity.
Comcast first launched Caller ID on TV last year, but its Universal Caller ID service now includes Caller ID on PC, as well. The Caller ID to the PC feature can be downloaded and installed from Comcast’s Web site.
Comcast has been rolling out its Universal Caller ID service on a market-by-market basis. Recent deployments include the San Francisco Bay area; Denver; Michigan; Portland, Ore.; Massachusetts; and areas of Washington State.
Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Cablevision have also rolled out Caller ID applications.