MetroPCS is putting a new twist on traditional Caller ID. The contractless carrier’s new service, Screen-it, is intended to display a caller’s name and number, when available, even if it appears as “unknown” to the regular Caller ID service.
“This feature has never been available on wireless phones in the United States,” the company said in a statement today.
Officials said the technology comes from TargusInfo. Targus also supplies caller location data, but it is unclear if MetroPCS is including that option. Names will remain hidden if callers choose to block that information.
Screen-it will be included in MetroPCS’ $50 per month service plan and available for $2 per month with the $35, $40 and $45 plans.