Getting Better Caller ID

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We use Asterisk and as per book we use MAC addresses as user names. So, when call coming in from outside (SIP trunk) – caller id is good.

But when users calling each other on extensions – they see MAC addresses. How would I make it so we see actual names instead of MAC addresses? Without changing users..

Thank you, Ivan

2 thoughts on - Getting Better Caller ID

  • Do you have a line like the following in your sip.conf for each user?

    callerid=”Name Here”

  • 2016-07-07 22:28 GMT+02:00 Kevin Larsen :

    This is true and any SIP phones can be configured to pass a configured Callerid value when dialing out. This can be different from user name.