More Cable Providers offer On-Screen Caller ID

Ok couch-potato, this one is for you. If you get telephone service through your cable TV provider, you may be able to stay put and keep watching TV when checking to see who is calling. Cablevision Systems Corporation, which operates around the New York City area, has offered this feature in several areas and now says that as of Friday it will be available to all 3 million of its cable television customers. The new feature displays an incoming caller's name and number in a little box in the corner of the TV screen. Comcast Corporation, the largest cable TV operator in the country, offers the service in one market and has plans to offer it elsewhere later. Time Warner Cable Incorporated offers it in several areas. Cablevision says its on-screen caller ID carries no additional charge. About half of Cablevision's television customers also subscribe to its digital phone service.

How long will it be before we hit a button on the remote to answer the (video) call?

News source: MSNBC

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