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Find People Easily Through People You May Know for Windows Phone 8

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Now Windows Phone 8 users can quickly see a relevent list of people through our new feature: People You May Know. The feature shows common people you might recognize from a previous social gathering, a work colleague, a long lost friend, or distant relatives.

Numbers in People You May Know are usually shown as 'private,' based on the contact's privacy preference. To unlock the number, a user is able to send a contact request (Premium Feature) to a person in the People You May Know list, and that person can either respond by giving a call back, showing their contact details, or blocking the user permanently.

What else is new in this update?

  • Introducing Truecaller badges : True Badge, Verified, Premium and Ambassador!
  • Faster app launching
  • Now supporting Hebrew

Make sure you get your Truecaller on by updating to version 4.14 in the Windows Phone Store!

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Planning a Party? Look to People You May Know!

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Let’s party like it’s 2014!

People You May Know is a feature designed to help make a Truecaller user's contact network stronger, and also make it easy to find relevant contacts with the tap of a button. The feature shows common people you might recognize from a previous social gathering, a work colleague, a long lost friend, or distant relatives.

Numbers in People You May Know are usually shown as 'private,' based on the contact's privacy preference. To unlock the number, a user is able to send a contact request (Premium Feature) to a person in the People You May Know list, and that person can either respond by giving a call back, showing their contact details, or blocking the user permanently.

To learn more about how Truecaller works, visit our website: www.truecaller.com

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Americans Lost $8.6 Billion in Phone Scams: Learn to Protect Yourself

We recently conducted a study via the Harris Poll, to find out how fraud calls in the United States were effecting American wallets.

Our results were staggering.

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Truecaller Gives a Facelift to s40 devices!

IMAGE DESCRIPTION Happy days for s40 Truecaller users! We now support 32 languages! We have also added profile images so our users can more easily identify callers!

What's New for s40?

  • Number Search: Faster, more accurate and with an updated service
  • Profile images
  • Now supporting 32 languages

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Staff Spotlight: Hello, Venky!

IMAGE DESCRIPTION We welcome Venky to join the testing team!

What’s your job title?
Test Engineer

What do you do for fun?
Read books and watch a lot of movies

Where are you from?
Chennai, India

What is your favorite thing about your home city?
Beaches and food

What languages do you speak?
Tamil, English

Why did you choose to work at Truecaller?
The app is cool, and the idea of working with multiple latest mobiles sold me

Favorite thing to do in Stockholm?
Try new restaurants, spending time with my kid in parks

You’re Known For…
Cool and calm approach..

Favorite Vacation spot:
Home sweet home…

What technology would you need if you were trapped on a deserted island?
Teleporter!!

Greatest Achievement
Finding a rental apartment in Stockholm and one that my wife likes! :)

I Truly Respect
Time

Where I’d Like To Be 10 Years From Now
Run a business of my own

What I’m Currently Addicted To…
Google Play books and my pad, raspberry pi

My worst fear!
“There is some problem with your internet right now!!!” :O And horror movies

Can’t Do Without
Internet, Phone, Books, tablet

My Secret Ambition
Maybe to write a book

My hidden talent
Singing while cooking, play cricket…

If you are interested in joining the Truecaller Team in Stockholm, please take a look at our careers page!

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Wired Says Truecaller Is One of Stockholm's Hottest Startups

Image Stockholm has finally been put on the map as one of Europe's hottest hubs for innovative startup companies, and Wired.co.uk is no stranger to predicting the success of companies.

That is why the Truecaller Team is overjoyed to be named as part of Wired's list of hottest Stockholm startups of 2014! We have a big month ahead of us with new recruits to the Team, and brand new features coming to the Truecaller app!

Thanks for the support, and stay tuned!

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Become a Premium User on Windows Phone 8!

Now introducing Truecaller Premium and Name Search for Windows Phone 8 Truecaller users!

Name Search: Search within your social circle!
Know a name, but not a number? Maybe you want to get in touch with a colleague, or a friend of a friend, but you only know their first name. Truecaller can help you search within your social circle to find to right person and quickly and send them a contact request.

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Other Name Search features include:

  • Send contact requests to Truecaller members outside of your personal network
  • Get notified when someone shares their contact details with you
  • Select who can see your contact details in your settings. WP8-Premium

Please note: Users must approve Contact Requests in order for numbers to be shown to other Truecaller users.

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Contact requests are a Premium feature which allow users to search for a person by name, send a request to unlock the contact details. The person receiving the request must approve the request in order for any exchange of contact details.

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The Power of the Block

"....and if you order now, I will throw in a second product for an additional $9.99!"

We have all heard it - and many of us thought we were safe from telemarketers once we switched from landlines to mobile phones. In the United States, and many countries all over the world, there is a special list called the National Do Not Call Registry (NDNC in India). Citizens can add their number to the list to technically reduce their number of telemarketing calls and sales pitches, however, as stated on the U.S. Do Not Call website:

The do not call provisions do not cover calls from political organizations, charities, telephone surveyors, or companies with which a consumer has an existing business relationship.

Furthermore, non-profit companies can also be exempt from the rules if they are calling about informative messages, surveys or political calls, promoting political campaigns, B2B calls, solicitation for charitable contributions, consumers of their business, etc.

While the Do Not Call registry is helpful to end the battle against spam calls, in the end, it is up to the people to identify what is considered an unwanted call. Many companies can still slip through the cracks of the Do Not Call Registry.

That is where the Truecaller app comes into the lives of over 75 million people.

truecaller_block Truecaller is available on all major mobile platforms to help people identify nameless numbers, and also block unwanted personal or telemarketing numbers. One of our main features, and beloved by millions, is the automatic protection against hundreds of locally known telemarketing numbers. Not only will Truecaller users be protected against local and national telemarketers, but they will also be able to see how many other Truecaller users have reported those numbers, and warn other Truecaller users about potential scammers - in real time!

Please note: Due to platform restrictions, some devices are not able to use Truecaller block or live Caller ID. More information can be found on our support page.

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Truecaller Ties Up with Expendables 3 to Launch All New Online Contest

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For the next three weeks, the Truecaller Team joins the cast of the hit movie The Expendables 3 to bring an action packed trail of social media contests leading up to an unforgettable treasure hunt inside the Truecaller app!

Join us this August for your chance to win exclusive Expendables 3 merchandise and Truecaller giveaways! Simply follow the #TrueExpendable hashtag on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ to participate!

First Round Twitter Contest
Friday, August 8th Enter here

Second Round Twitter Contest
Monday, August 11th
Enter here

The Hunt for Conrad
Friday, August 15 - August 21

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