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What do I need in order to start receiving incoming call alerts on my TV screen?


With the DIRECTV Caller ID feature, you can see who’s calling your home phone number right on your TV screen.  Here’s what you need:

  • Modem
  • Subscription to Caller ID from your telephone company
  • DIRECTV® Receiver with a telephone port
  • Home phone and a DIRECTV® Receiver connected to the same active land-based phone line
  Note: If you have DSL, a DSL filter is required on the phone line connected to your receiver.  Please contact your DSL provider or phone company for more information.


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