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    Question My name showed when dialing my number FROM a new phone

    I was setting up a new Samsung S9+ for a new employee today, but I wasn't told his number. I'm usually told the number when setting up new phones at work.

    So I decided to call myself as it was the quickest option to find out the number as I'm not familiar with Androids' settings (I'm an iphone user).

    Something strange happened ... As soon as I pressed call, my name came up on the new phone (above or below) my number that I dialed. Keep in mind I had just turned on the phone and set it up as a new phone (not transferred details from an old phone). It had no contacts setup and I hadn't even setup a google account or logged into any other service.

    I mentioned this to another coworker who explained that Hiya must be active as it's now in the Caller Id settings. He then went through the phone and found that it was indeed switched on.

    WTF is Hiya?? I rang my number from a new phone and my name showed up on the new phone. How TF does Hiya have my name and number???

    Anyone else seen this and know of this Hiya? I went to the website but it doesn't mention anything about my situation. It just mentions it's for stopping spam and robo calls.
    Caller Profiles

    Our global database of comprehensive caller profile information provides meaningful insight into who is calling.

    Am I in their 'global database'? I thought this would be for when you receive calls, not make them to an unknown number
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    Facebook probably

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsUrFeminitzNYImNietYoma View Post
    I was setting up a new Samsung S9+ for a new employee today, but I wasn't told his number. I'm usually told the number when setting up new phones at work.

    So I decided to call myself as it was the quickest option to find out the number as I'm not familiar with Androids' settings (I'm an iphone user).

    Something strange happened ... As soon as I pressed call, my name came up on the new phone (above or below) my number that I dialed. Keep in mind I had just turned on the phone and set it up as a new phone (not transferred details from an old phone). It had no contacts setup and I hadn't even setup a google account or logged into any other service.

    I mentioned this to another coworker who explained that Hiya must be active as it's now in the Caller Id settings. He then went through the phone and found that it was indeed switched on.

    WTF is Hiya?? I rang my number from a new phone and my name showed up on the new phone. How TF does Hiya have my name and number???

    Anyone else seen this and know of this Hiya? I went to the website but it doesn't mention anything about my situation. It just mentions it's for stopping spam and robo calls.
    Caller Profiles

    Our global database of comprehensive caller profile information provides meaningful insight into who is calling.

    Am I in their 'global database'? I thought this would be for when you receive calls, not make them to an unknown number
    You're just a superstar Fab. An A lister from way back. If you dial my number on it, it'll probably come up as 'schmuck'. BTW how did the phone fit ItsUrFeminitzNYImNietYoma on the screen lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsUrFeminitzNYImNietYoma View Post
    I was setting up a new Samsung S9+ for a new employee today, but I wasn't told his number. I'm usually told the number when setting up new phones at work.
    So I decided to call myself as it was the quickest option to find out the number as I'm not familiar with Androids' settings (I'm an iphone user).
    Something strange happened ... As soon as I pressed call, my name came up on the new phone (above or below) my number that I dialled.
    Android does some cool things
    Identifying incoming calls is one of them
    It also notifies you "suspected spam caller" and stuff like that
    You can add numbers to your blocked list and you never hear from them again (they do appear in your caller list if you check, but don't ring the phone)
    Someone (or more) must have identified your number

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    Time to wrap that phone in tin foil Fab

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    You're all NOT getting it.

    This is not about receiving calls, but making them.

    I rang MY number from a new phone with no contacts and my name was displayed ON THE NEW PHONE as it was ringing my phone.

    Let that sink in for a moment...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsUrFeminitzNYImNietYoma View Post
    You're all NOT getting it.

    This is not about receiving calls, but making them.

    I rang MY number from a new phone with no contacts and my name was displayed ON THE NEW PHONE as it was ringing my phone.

    Let that sink in for a moment...
    I bet if you rang my number it wouldn't show up

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsUrFeminitzNYImNietYoma View Post
    Let that sink in for a moment...
    Sinking, sinking, sinking


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    So looks like cooler features
    It knows numbers that you are calling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by toads View Post
    I bet if you rang my number it wouldn't show up
    That was me . You're right. It didn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimA View Post
    So looks like cooler features
    It knows numbers that you are calling!
    So do spammers/scammers/stalkers/sociopaths etc...
    The universe is made up of protons, electrons, neutrons and morons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsUrFeminitzNYImNietYoma View Post
    That was me . You're right. It didn't.

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    So do spammers/scammers/stalkers/sociopaths etc...
    Dunno about sociopath and psychopaths appearing, so I'll ring you now to test

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