Truecaller has improved its spam blocking features for safer user experience. The smartphone penetration is increasing and so is the spam rate.
The new advanced block feature allows users to block a number from certain area code, or one that contains a certain series of numbers. Also the users can block a whole country from calling them.
Users can also set their preference to block calls, either using Hang Up, which rejects them automatically, or you can set them to mute.
Truecaller also allows all users to block ‘Common Spammers’ that have been reported from other Truecaller users. The list is updated every day to keep users protected.
With Truecaller users always have access to the right information, people and businesses they need.
It lets you search for contact information (based on name or number), identify incoming calls, block calls you don’t want to receive, and make personal contact suggestions based on time and place.
Apart from Truecaller, Nimbuzz also designed Holaa app to protect users from spam calls. Holaa is basically a free caller ID app and is available only on Android.
The app regularly provides additional information about phone book contacts, which the user can add to their directory by using the ‘Merge’ feature.
It also allows users to share contact information for both phone book contacts and unknown contacts with their friends using a share option allowing the sharing of names, mobile numbers, photos and e-mail addresses.