South Florida Comcast Triple Play customers (that's folks with Comcast's cable, phone, and Internet service) began seeing caller ID on their televisions and computers last week. Their Universal Caller ID service puts a pop-up on the television or computer screen with the name of the caller and the phone number -- so you don't need to scramble to the phone to see who is calling.
According to Comcast, the customer can answer the call or select "exit" and go back to their favorite TV show or online activity. The Universal Caller ID service can also be "snoozed" for a period of time if the customer doesn't want to be interrupted while watching a specific program.
The Caller ID to the TV feature will activate automatically so incoming caller information will appear on customers' televisions as the service becomes available to their home. For caller information to appear on their computer, users will need to download and install the Caller ID to the PC feature at www.comcast.net/callerid.
AT&T spokeswoman Kelly Starling tells me caller ID on your screen is a feature that will be offered eventually to South Florida AT&T customers with U-Verse television service and the U-Verse Voice phone service (it's in other areas, just not here yet). Although its U-Verse television service is being rolled out throughout several parts South Florida, AT&T's U-Verse voice phone service is currently only available for now in West Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast.
But those with the U-Verse television service also noticed a few changes last week -- it added six high definition channels from MTV networks: MTV HD, VH1 HD, CMT HD, Nickelodeon HD, Comedy Central HD and Spike HD.