I’m probably not the only one who is anxious when it comes to phone calls. As someone who is an introvert, whenever I see an unknown caller appearing on my screen, I always got extremely uncomfortable. I don’t like the thought that there’s a potential stranger on the other side of the line and that I have to go through all of the steps of finding their intentions. It would be far easier for me, however, if I can put a name to the string of phone number.
Well, that would be the problem True Caller’s developer was setting out to solve. This powerful database matches nearly all calls with a name or an organisation and allows you the ability to see through the number first before accepting the call.
At the core of the application, there’s a huge database that’s based on phonebooks across numerous countries. If what I hoped for is correct, then it would also be updated daily to keep up with the new numbers being registered. But as of now, the app still works great enough that it is not really a cause for concern. While I was initially sceptic about the range of the app – whether it would work internationally or not. Pleasantly, it does. The app supports numbers from various callers and regions, Europe, to Asia, Americas, and Africa, down to Australia, also. Maybe just short of Antarctica. As you can tell for the sheer number of, well, numbers there are worldwide, I was a bit worried that the app wouldn’t support my region.
And waddaya know, it does.
Incoming calls were trying to be matched by the app the moment the signal hit the phone. It didn’t go smoothly and there was a bit of delay (Expectedly), but the result came out pretty detailed. There were names, addresses, cities, states, nations, and carriers. Virtually, you can know everything about this person should he or she be logged in their database down to the information of their doorsteps. While you wouldn’t be using this information that much, in my opinion, it is amusing for the degree of thoroughness of information it provides on the callers.
Another thing that is great about this app is the ability for you to actually comment on the phone numbers. I suspect that instead of an in-house database, they were perusing public databases filled with information and can be accessed through more conventional means. I’ve seen online phonebooks that give you the ability to comment on phone numbers before – mostly to report telemarketers and scammers. With the power of public intelligence in your hand, it is easier for you to dodge and block these nuisances. Better even: Without even picking up the phone.
That’s another great feature about this app. It also gives you an easily accessible function to log and block these calls if you find them to be undesirable.
The app also supports T9 searching for your recent calls and names within your contacts. You would’ve been pretty familiar with this as it is supported natively on Android’s call function. The entire app would replace your contact and call to enhance this experience. Though it would be a little bit uncomfortable at first, if you stick with it for long enough, it’d be a second nature. Integrated are also smart search and quick contact. From these numbers, you would be able to reverse search unknown numbers oncoming into your phone if you wanted.
Truecaller is only 2MB in app data, it can get a lot bigger than that if you opted for an offline call dictionary. That is, an entire log of numbers within your country downloaded to your phone. While this may eat up a lot of storage space, if you are one for identification, it would be quite worth it in my book.