This morning my phone rang and a strange phone number was calling, before I could pick up my phone the call dropped. So I decided to check out the contact details of the unknown number that called me before I could call back.
So I used a web service called TrueCaller that lets one search for the contact details of any phone number in the world. That way you can find out who is calling you even if you do not have their phone numbers saved in your phone.
TrueCaller is an awesome web app, I find myself always using it any time I get a missed call from an unknown number. TrueCaller is also available on other platforms except the web such as iOS, Android, Windows, Symbian OS and Blackberry.
How TrueCaller Works:
TrueCaller is just like a global phone directory categorized according to countries. You can simply use this service as a free phone number lookup to look up the contact details of any unknown phone numbers.
You can use either the web service or install the app on your smartphone. On the web interface all you need to do is simply sign in with your social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Then you can search for any phone number by simply entering the number and clicking the search button.
For mobile users, simply download the TrueCaller mobile app for your respective mobile platforms from the download page.
Install the app on your smartphone and any time an unknown number calls you, the app will search the TrueCaller number directory and reveal the name and location of your caller.
With TrueCaller you will never pick an unwanted call especially from telemarketers reported as spam. You can also sync your social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn with TrueCaller to update your phone contact with your friend’s profile pictures and status updates.
Unlist your number from TrueCaller
If for any reason you don’t want anyone to search your contact details via TrueCaller, you can request for your number to be unlisted from TrueCaller.
Have you ever used TrueCaller? Do you find it interesting and useful? Do you know of other TrueCaller alternatives? Please use the comment form below to share with me.
Really amazing tool, I guess it’s the best tool I have ever come to know about which can help you to find out about unknown numbers.
Nwosu Mavtrevor says
You will definitely find it useful.
Ryan Biddulph says
Awesome tool for IDing callers Nwosu. Thanks!
Sayantan Mahato says
Awesome reviewing, I must say.
I have been getting some calls from an unknown person for a few days. Didn’t knew how to handle it that time. Thanks for your post, now I can get rid of unknown numbers easily.
This is my first time of hearing about this service. I am impressed of what it does. At least, the user can control what calls he gets to receive with TrueCaller.
I am going to test it on android smartphone to see how effective it is! Thanks sharing this Desmond!
swaraj Nandedkar says
Great post About True caller app. This app helps us to find unknown numbers which is harassing us or can help us if we are not able to know who is the owner of this number.
Also, True caller has option to unlist our number from their directory.
Thank you Nwosu for sharing this post.
Well i found this post on Kingged.com
Rohan Bhardwaj says
The concept of Truecaller is awesome, but I never used it as I use different techniques to deal with unwanted calls. I have registered for DNC so there is no way a telemarketer will call me.
If I get any call from unknown number, I don’t get the call unless I was expecting it for some reason. I have my voicemail, at the end of the week I listened to them.
I never felt the need to install Truecaller, but I will highly recommend it. Anyway, I found this article on kingged.
Then you can search for any phone number by simply entering the number and clicking the search button.I was expecting it for some reason. I have my voicemail, at the end of the week I listened to them.