Automatic Number Identification


(ANI) A service that tells the recipient of a telephone call the telephone number of the person making the call. This number can be passed to computer equipment to automatically retrieve associated information about the caller, i.e. account status, billing records, etc.

See CTI.

Last updated: 1996-12-08

Nearby terms:

Automatic Network RoutingAutomatic Number IdentificationAutomatic Repeat Request

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