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FRITZ!Box 6590 Cable Service

Defining display names for telephone numbers

You can assign display names to your telephone numbers in the FRITZ!Box. When you make or receive calls, the display name is then shown on the telephone. The name tells you which number was used to make the call or which number a caller dialed.

1 Activating text information in the FRITZ!Box

  1. Enter #960*2* on your telephone and press the call key (pick up the handset).
  2. Hang up again after about 3 seconds.

    Note:To deactivate text information display again, enter #960*0*.

2 Defining display names in the FRITZ!Box

  1. Click "Telephony" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Telephone Numbers" in the "Telephony" menu.
  3. Click the (Edit) button for the respective telephone number.

    Important:If you cannot edit the telephone number, the number was automatically configured in the FRITZ!Box when your internet connection was configured. It is not possible to change the settings of telephone numbers that were automatically configured. Further information on these telephone numbers can be obtained from your cable provider.

  4. Enter a name of your choice in the "Display name" field. If the field is not displayed, enable the Advanced View.

    Example:
    You can enter "VOIP_12345", "provider_12345, "office", "private" or "12345" as the display name for the internet telephone number 12345.

  5. Click "OK" to save the settings.