Today, I’m pleased to announce the newest release of Whitepages Caller ID for Android. We’ve rebuilt the app from the ground up with a focus on identifying calls and making it easier than ever to decide which calls to answer or return. Redesigned and refreshed, we’ve added a dynamic caller ID display and more ways to control your caller ID experience. Get it free on the Google Play Store.
Always Know Who’s Calling
Approximately four billion calls are made every day in the U.S. On mobile phones, 35% of those calls are made from numbers not found in the phone’s address book. Caller ID fills in those gaps. Powered by the Whitepages database of over 600 million phone numbers and 250 million mobile phone numbers, Caller ID identifies unknown callers by name so you never miss an important call.
Using Whitepages’ state-of-the-art phone reputation service and reports submitted by our Caller ID community, Whitepages Caller ID alerts you if an incoming call is suspected of spam. Call spam is a growing problem on mobile phones. Based on over 10 million spam numbers that we’ve analyzed, 47% of spam calls are telemarketers, 29% are scammers and 17% are debt collectors. Caller ID gives you the insights you need to ignore or avoid those unwanted callers.
Use Caller ID’s powerful call blocking feature to prevent unwanted calls from ringing through on your phone. Block telemarketers, scammers, your exes or any phone number you wish to ignore. When you block a number with Caller ID, you can choose to send it straight to voicemail or hang up automatically. Either way it allows you to avoid those persistent calls that keep interrupting your day.
Share Your Location & Photos
One of the most exciting new features in Caller ID is the ability to enhance your calls with your real-time location or a photo. Running late? Lost? Or just looking to meet up with a friend? Adding your location to a call sends a map and pin instantly to the person you’re calling. Want to share more in the moment? Add a picture to the conversation. Try it with friends so they can see where you are and why you’re calling. Caller ID’s sharing features lend more context to calls, so you know when to pick up the phone or return a call.
Control Your Caller Identity
Now Caller ID gives you the ability to control how you appear when you call others. Connect to Facebook or LinkedIn to add your display picture, city or job information when you place a call. Having the right information in your caller identity helps get your calls answered, especially by people who may not have you in their address book. You can update your caller identity within the Caller ID app or from your user account on Whitepages.com.
We hope you enjoy our redesigned app and all of the new features that Whitepages Caller ID brings to your phone. We’ll keep improving the app, so you’ll always know who’s calling.