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Please assist me to locate an application for Android that displays ACTUAL caller ID information in real time when a call comes in from either a contact or an unknown number. To be clear, I am not looking for an app that displays the name from the contacts or one requires the use of FB, G+, or other social media. I don't even need fancy images or features, just the actual name in addition to the number.

FWIW, I have tried at least five apps already, and each one either did not provide a name as indicated or simply did not work.

Thank you, DebiN, for any helpful advice.

Caller ID doesn't require an app. The information comes from the phone system to your phone. Your phone only displays the number but if you have a person in your contacts, the number will be matched to the name and display both. Their currently isnt any way to display both name and number on a cell phone unless the name is in the contacts. There may be apps that say they do this but they can't do this because the name information isn't currently passed through to the cellular network carriers. I'm sure this will change one day but currently this is how it is.  I hope this helps.  

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