Feb 20, 2015
Whitepages recently released a refresh of its Android application; dubbed Whitepages Caller ID & Block, the newly rebuilt version brings new features which include better call identification, social networking functionality and more.
Per the press release:
Whitepages today announced the launch of Whitepages Caller ID, a redesigned and refreshed update to the wildly popular Android app previously named Current Caller ID. Whitepages Caller ID, available in the Google Play Store, helps users manage their phone communications by identifying unknown callers by name. The new release adds enhanced communication features including identity control, real-time location and photo sharing, and Facebook and LinkedIn integration giving users the ability to personalize their outgoing calls.
Approximately four billion calls are made in the U.S. every day, making caller identification more important than ever. On average, 35 percent of calls to mobile phones come from phone numbers not in the recipientâ€™s address book. Whitepages Caller ID fills in the gaps by identifying those unknown numbers. Taking advantage of Whitepagesâ€™ definitive database of more than 600 million phone numbers, including 250 million mobile phones, Whitepages Caller ID helps people make informed decisions about whether or not to answer an incoming call.
The decision to answer a call has become even more important as spam calls to mobile numbers continue to grow. Whitepages Caller ID provides app users with much needed context on unsolicited spam calls thanks to its state of the art phone reputation service and user-submitted reports. The robust spam protection has helped identify more than 10 million phone numbers making unwanted calls. Of those numbers reported as spam, 47% were identified as telemarketers, an alarming 29% flagged as scams or fraudulent calls, and 17% as debt collectors.
In addition to receiving robust details about incoming calls, users can now control how they appear on outgoing calls by customizing their caller identity. The option to personalize oneâ€™s caller identity improves communication and can be done from within the Caller ID app or through a userâ€™s account on Whitepages.com.
Other enhanced communication features include:
Location Sharing: Tag calls with a real-time location before or during the call to communicate exactly where you are.
Photo Sharing: Give others a better idea of what youâ€™re talking about and attach a photo before or during a call without leaving the app.
Social Integration: Connect a Facebook or LinkedIn profile to customize your personal caller identity with a photo and description.
Â· New Look: A refreshed user interface offers quick access to all of Caller IDâ€™s features with one tap.
The app is available for free on the Play Store.
[Sources: Whitepages Blogpost]