1. Chuckcell's Avatar
    I sent out a group message to my family (from my new Verizon number) and they could not tell that it was me. I applaud their caution but did I overlook some setting? One that tells my friends and family who is sending.
    06-16-2017 11:53 AM
  2. Rocketsaucev2's Avatar
    If you recently got a new number, they would need to add it to their contact of you in their phones
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    06-16-2017 11:56 AM
  3. N4Newbie's Avatar
    Exactly. SMS and MMS messaging are phone-number based; to identify the sender by name, the recipient must have that phone number associated with a name in his contacts list.
    06-17-2017 08:02 AM
  4. Chuckcell's Avatar
    So there's nothing I over-looked, and the message coming thru to them _wasn't _ lacking a "signature" from my new phone number (unless I added it)?
    06-17-2017 08:34 AM
  5. N4Newbie's Avatar
    So there's nothing I over-looked, and the message coming thru to them _wasn't _ lacking a "signature" from my new phone number (unless I added it)?
    Simply put, if the recipient does not have an entry in his/her contacts app that associates your name with your phone number, then their phone will not "recognize" you by name, neither for incoming phone calls nor for texts.
    06-17-2017 11:51 AM
  6. Chuckcell's Avatar
    Thanks. I'll have to remember that.
    06-17-2017 12:04 PM

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