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July 19, 2012
- Gareth 32, investment banker from London.Now, as in Gareth?s case it could be more than frustrating to not knowing who the caller was. Basically, you want to see what relevant information is associated with the number; is the person connected to you, and how are you connected? Or is this a sales or marketing call? And ultimately why did this person want to contact you? For a mature mobile market like the UK, the number lookup service is extremely limited. The problem is that most number lookup directories in the UK only cover landline phone numbers and not unlisted or cell phone numbers. The primary reason for this is that landline numbers are published very openly, and have been so for a long time. Mobile numbers on the other hand are still private and not shared to the public by telephone network operators. ?The telemarketing firms are ruthless. They consistently keep on calling me and they are very persistent. It doesn?t matter if I?ve signed up on the Telephone Preference Service. The calls just keep coming ? and coming.?
- Karen 46, housewife from Essex.The Telephone Preference Service (TPS) is a government-regulated service that allows people to unlist themselves from cold calls of telemarketing companies in the UK. More than a forth of UK?s population (17.5 million people) has signed up on the TPS list. Despite this, there?re still thousands of misconduct complaints to the Information Commissioner each month regarding telemarketing companies. But since the Information Commissioner?s Office hasn?t had the power to issue any fine, there are no actions taken against the offenders at the moment. This contradicts with the very purpose of the TPS list and unfortunately renders it obsolete. Industry rules say telemarketing companies need to cross-check their databases before they call a person, to ensure that people who have signed up to not be contacted are not targeted. Even when people have signed up for the TPS, there is another cold-call danger that lurks in the form of websites that people may have visited. Because you might have been ticking on boxes giving companies consent to contact you browsing their websites, creating a loophole for cold-calling companies. Even if you have signed up to the TPS now, it won't make a difference to those companies that are buying and selling that information you gave to that website maybe years ago. Truecaller can help you avoid this loophole by providing our powerful "Call Filter" and "Number Search". If you have missed out on the previous posts of our blog series, please read them here: [India] & [the US]
July 12, 2012
- Our users has reported more than 370.000 numbers of spam to our database
- Sara 16, student from San Antonio.As one of the most mature mobile markets in the world, US users have had almost three decades of mobile telecommunication. Therefore, it is not strange that as much as 86% of US adults have their own mobile phone. However it?s not just common among adults, many children gets introduced to mobile phone technology at a very young age. This early adaptation is also noticeable in the user statistics, when the average teenager sends and receives up to 60 messages a day! The quick information retrieval offered in various ways by a modern mobile telephone may be one explanation as to why children today are more likely to own a mobile phone than a book. Along with a high teledensity, as is the case in the US, there comes the problem with spam messages and spam calls. And it?s a rising problem, with a yearly growth of 45 % to 4.5 billion spam text messages in 2011 alone. It's not unusual that the sending number of much of the spam is located outside the US. Truecaller helps this problem because it allows American user to do searches on numbers that are not just domestic but also international. This can be an enormous benefit for all of those who on a regular basis receive offers on everything from hygiene products to traveling arrangements. ?The spam problem is insane in US. I was getting 15-20 text messages a day with crap. Also telemarketers were killing me. And somebody else named Jose had previously owned the phone number I got from AT&T and I was getting called all the time by these Mexican guys/girls that didn't believe me I wasn't Jose. It's really good to have spam call filtering because, at least in California, you get charged for receiving calls too.?
- Lorin 28, system administrator from Palo Alto.Spammers are really good at what they do, so it?s important to stay ahead of them. Spammers often use prepaid phones that can?t be traced back to the sender so they can then use auto-dialing technology to reach recipients. Spam and young users are a bad mix, and that is where Truecaller is trying to help.
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March 05, 2011
We recently upgraded our back-end system and you should now be able to enjoy Truecaller up to five times faster!!
Not only did we make some big back-end enhancements, we also released Truecaller 2.15 for iPhone yesterday which also includes some speed improvements and search enhancements.
So what's going on right now?
Well, Truecaller 2.20 is under development for Symbian, Android and iPhone.
Stay tuned! We got some great things coming up:)
Almost forgot, at the end of next week we will also launch our new website with some great services for ya´ll:)
January 12, 2011