Share Name ID is a free service which allows you to customize the name that others will see on their screen when you call them.
What's the difference between Share Name ID and Call Filter?
Share Name ID lets you customize the name that others see on their screen when you call them.
If you have a compatible phone, Call Filter shows you who's calling by displaying the name, phone number, city and state assigned to the caller's phone number. If the caller assigned a picture, you'll also see that. Learn more about Call Filter.
We don't pre-screen any caller's name for this service. To use these services, you must represent and warrant to us that the information you provide is accurate, not intended to offend, impersonate, misinform or mislead others, and doesn't infringe or violate someone else's rights or the law, rules or regulations with regard to privacy, intellectual property or otherwise.
Click the Get Products tab at the top of the page.
Click Get it now next to Share Name ID.
When the checkout window opens, choose which compatible lines you'd like the product added to.
Note: Products that have a Download Now icon rather than a Get it now icon will not open a checkout window. Instead, you’ll be prompted to select the devices you want to receive a free text message, which will include a link to download the app from the app store.
Click Confirm Purchase to complete the checkout process.
Note: If you don't want to receive a text confirmation of your purchase, uncheck the checkbox before clicking OK, and no text message will be sent.
Click OK on the confirmation screen. If applicable, a free text message with a link to download the app from the app store will be sent to the device(s) you've selected.
You've successfully added Share Name ID.
How do I create my Share Name ID?
The billing name on your account is set as the default name, but you can also customize a name for each line on the account.
To create your custom Share Name ID:
Use up to 15 characters
Have at least one letter
You can include numbers
You can't start with a space
You can include an apostrophe, hyphen, comma, ampersand (&) and the "at" (@) symbol
Note: No other special symbols are accepted for Share Name ID.
The phone you're calling has Call Filter service turned on
The person you're calling hasn't saved your number as a contact
Verizon Wireless can't guarantee your Share Name ID will appear on all outgoing calls.
When I call someone who isn't on the Verizon Wireless network, my name isn't correct. Can I do anything to fix the issue?
When you call someone using Call Filter service, it's the person's wireless service provider (not Verizon Wireless) that displays a caller's name. If your name is incorrect, then the person you're calling should contact their wireless service provider to report the issue.
Can I block my name on select calls with Share Name ID?
Yes, you can block it by entering *67 before the 10-digit number you're calling. Instead of your Share Name ID, the person who receives your call will see "Restricted" on their screen.
Note: You must enter the full 10-digit number to place your call.
When I make changes to my Share Name ID, how long does it take for the changes to take effect?
It can take up to 24 hours for a Share Name ID change to take effect.
What is Caller ID spoofing?
Apps exist that offer the ability to manipulate or "spoof" a caller ID name that shows up on someone else's device. We don't pre-screen the third party apps that you download. You should review any applicable third party terms and conditions before subscribing to or using such services.
Refer to our Fraud FAQs for more information and help with spam or fraudulent activities.
Are there any liability issues related to spoofing and Share Name ID or Call Filter?
We have the right to refuse to pass on or to remove any Share Name ID or Call Filter information, and to investigate reports of misuse, abuse or other violations. Such violations may result in your service being limited, suspended or terminated for cause.
Submitting misleading or inaccurate information to us or a third party provider, or misuse of your mobile device with the intent to defraud, cause harm or wrongfully obtain anything of value may also subject you to civil and criminal penalties.