No more spam calls, unknown numbers with this app

06 Mar 2017, 17:50

NTV Online

Have you ever received an unknown or a spam call and wondered who it is? The chances are high. Users now have an opportunity to identify who is calling them with an app.

‘Over 250 million people are using Truecaller today and the app blocks over 1.5 million spam calls monthly in Bangladesh. Truecaller lets users block annoying spam and unknown calls to put an end to mobile spam like Telemarketing and blank calls’, says a press release. 

Truecaller app has introduced new ‘Call me back’ feature. No credit on your mobile phone? No worries! The call me back feature ensures when one user tries to reach another user, and sees if the person they had called is either busy, non-reachable or the call was rejected, there is a smart alternative to remind the receiver to call them back. The new feature is currently only available for Android.

The app is available in Bengali.

Truecaller app’s features are:

Caller ID: Know who is calling you even if you don’t have their number in your phonebook.

Block Calls: Block and report spam callers and telemarketers so other users can avoid them too.

Number and Name Lookup: Search for any number whether it is local or across the world to see whom it belongs to. Truecaller users have to simply type in the number (country will be set to default, +88 for Bangladesh), and then either copy and paste the number from a missed call, or manually type it into the Search bar. If Truecaller finds a match, the user will be able to view the information they have provided. Users can also lookup a name, and send a ‘contact request’ for approval from the number owner to see further contact details.

Ask to call back: Notification will be sent to the receiver informing them to call back the number or the person.

One can download Truecaller at


(*This article is based on information provided by Truecaller.)