Time Warner Cable “soft launched” caller ID on TV to about 50,000 subscribers in its New York City footprint, the biggest market to date where the cable company has introduced the feature.
Time Warner Cable spokesman Alex Dudley said the operator began offering caller ID on the TV in the fourth quarter of 2007 and will regularly expand availability to the rest of its New York/New Jersey territory.
Caller ID on the TV is free to customers with both residential phone and digital cable service from Time Warner Cable. The feature displays incoming call information on a subscriber’s television screen, and allows a user to access a history of 10 most recent calls on the TV screen. Customer can also choose to turn the feature off.
Other markers where Time Warner Cable has deployed caller ID on TV include San Antonio, Texas; Columbia, S.C.; and Rochester and Albany, N.Y.
Cablevision Systems in November rolled out Caller ID on iO TV across its service area to customers of the operator’s triple-play bundle. The operator had 1.6 million Optimum Voice subscribers as of Dec. 31.