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Review Truecaller

Jay Feldman
6.3Good
Interesting functionality, simple interface, modern design
Not worth the price, privacy invasion, arguably useless, glitches, lags a bit
Truecaller for Android is a caller ID and blocking app. Most of the features are redundant, but a few aren't half bad.
Truecaller aims to be your own personal assistant, screening calls and texts for you by blocking texts and calls from people you add to a black list. It also has an extensive database of known spam callers and can automatically reject those calls automatically. I’d say the spammer list is the one truly valuable thing here. The reverse number look-up is also convenient, but I find manually Googling a number myself yields better results. The premium paid version adds little functionality, the most valuable of which being the removal of glitchy ads that bog down the app’s performance.
The app requites you to submit your telephone number for verification. Truthfully, this step is just an excuse for Truecaller to invade the privacy of their users and expand their own database of phone numbers; it’s blatant data mining and serves no other real purpose. Even deleting your account explicitly says it will not remove your number from their database. For this reason alone, I call this app an epic fail. Leave the spying to the NSA, thank you.
The app layout is nice. Everything is easy to follow and find again. The menus aren't needlessly bogged down and the color scheme is pleasing to the eye. An unfortunate glitch of this app is, sometimes when calls come in the answer button is cut off the screen; get thanks Truecaller, I can see who’s calling but can’t answer.
*Privacy Tip* Truecaller will call you upon setup to verify your number is real, but beware, once you give them your number, they will NEVER remove it from their database. For reference, one of the screenshots I included with this review is of the Truecaller robo-caller that verified my number.
Truecaller is truly a redundant app. Every cell phone already has caller ID and many internet security suites already offer black and white lists to block incoming calls and texts. Sure, the spammer list is decent, but nothing you can’t already do on your own. And the blatant invasion of privacy with the signup process, and the inability to remove your own number from their database, makes this app an epic fail. Thanks but no thanks.

Final ratings

Usefulness 6/10
Usability 7/10
Originality 5/10
Design 7/10
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kelechi Nwaogu
Write a comment...Good technology
rajkumar
how can i know name of caller if not in my contract list
Nirbhav Sharma
True caller is slower you improve in high speed
Johnson
how do I download truecaller on HTC 4G
Ajith Shinde
True caller is Parfact choice. ..
anonymous
I want to install true caller app in my Samsung galaxy grand neo plus.My android version is 4.4.How can I do it?
Tariq Abdulla
have you tried tapping on the free verison link above, to download the app from the play store?
mushira
Just wondering how to connect to truecaller i installed but each time I to connect is this ugly reply ly can't connect try later. So many times I did the same but not connected tired of trying now
Tariq Abdulla
make sure that you have both phone and internet signal?
ruhy
I cant download thid app..says this item not found
rahul
not working in redmi note  
priyanka
Why true caller is not showing in lenovo tab A3300
Rhonda
Have HTC One and can't connect with Truecallers.  Have tried uninstalling and reinstalling over 6 times now.  Do you really want me to tell you what I think about this app?      Unable to give it any stars since I can't even use it.
tulsi
Truecallers downlods
Laleine Mirjang.
Its perfect i am happy with it is first and nice go for it not complicated bravo samsung
afzal malik
Afzal Maqsooda
saroj
saroj01 Apr 2014, at 00:07Lenovo IdeaTab A2109
Why truecaller is not showing in lenovo tab
MANOJ
MANOJ28 Feb 2014, at 15:55LG P500 Optimus One
WHY TRUECALLER IS NOT SHOWING IN LG P500 APPS
nadeem
Unable to run true caller in my micromax canvas HD. Its saying can't connect always though I have a good net speed.
cristalina
Cannot download error 927
Tariq Abdulla
Try again after closing other apps and maybe restarting your phone?
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