More Unknown Numbers? Block Them With Caller ID

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You may not realize it, but the way we think about mobile phones is changing. Today, your mobile phone does much more than make phone calls. It’s your calendar, alarm clock, phone book and portal to the Web where other cherished items like email and social media live. It’s no surprise then that people are buying more of them. But with more phones in the wild, comes more unknown numbers. Let’s take a look at the spike in mobile phones and learn more about how Whitepages Caller ID helps you manage them by blocking unwanted calls.

Mobile phones are on the rise

Use rates for smartphones and tablets are growing fast. The number of worldwide mobile users is estimated to go from 4.3 billion in 2014 to 5.2 billion by 2019. That’s a 21% increase. To take it one step further, the average person in North America will own approximately 3 mobile devices by 2019. What these numbers tell us is simple: the amount of mobile phone numbers is rising rapidly.

What that means for you

Your mobile phone doesn’t identify names for incoming calls unless the number is already stored in your phone book. And as mobile devices get into the hands of more users, the chance for being caught off guard with a phone call from an unrecognized number is going to rise. No one wants to return a call to a telemarketer by accident or otherwise waste time with unknown numbers that are better off avoided. At the same time, the growing number of mobile devices—more than one per person on average—means it’s increasingly likely that when you receive a call, you won’t recognize the number, even if it’s a family member, close friend or a manager at work. Sorting through these two very different types of calls is time consuming and frustrating without using the right tools.

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Identify & block unwanted numbers

The old saying, where there’s a will there’s a way applies here. We developed Whitepages Caller ID to solve these issues. With Caller ID, you know who’s calling even if they aren’t in your phone book. It’s a free app for your Android that helps you make better decisions on which calls to answer. And as an increasing amount of mobile devices continue to flood the phone lines, you might find that you want to block certain numbers—spammers, scammers and exes, to name a few. Caller ID allows you to block phone numbers of your choosing so they stop interrupting your day. Send unwanted calls straight to voice mail and prevent them from ringing through.

Whitepages Caller has other cool features like location sharing and spam ID. Download it free on the Google Play Store.

Parents Know Who’s Calling With Whitepages Caller ID

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There are a lot of reasons why having caller ID on your mobile phone is simply a must. And I can’t think of any more important than receiving calls made on behalf of your kids. If you have children in after-school activities, then this situation may sound familiar…

Have you ever dropped your son and daughter off at school and gone on to accomplish the rest of your day’s work? You’ve got a well-understood schedule, so you know that your child will be in school until 3 p.m., and then they’ll stay for soccer practice until 4:30, which is when you’ll pick them up. But what happens when practice gets cancelled because Coach is sick?

Remember that phone tree you filled out at the start of the season? It’s the one you listed your cell phone number on because everyone knows that you have your Android on you at all times. Well today it’s going into full effect to alert you and the other parents that your little MVPs need to be picked up early. That’s a call you would absolutely want to take, but the likelihood of it coming from another parent’s cell phone is high. If you haven’t added their number to your phone, then they will ring through as an unknown number, and because of that, you may choose to ignore their call. Suddenly you’ve become the break in the phone tree and on top of that, you’re late to pick up your little one.

But what if you had the Whitepages Caller ID app installed on your phone? That unknown number would prepopulate with the name of the other player’s parent. You’d call the next parent on the phone tree list and be on time for pick-up. Everybody wins!

With the Whitepages Caller ID app for Android, you know who’s calling even if they’re not listed in your phone’s contacts list. On top of that, you can block specific numbers and receive spam alerts to ensure that you only take the calls from the people who matter most in your life. Download it free today and discover all the ways Caller ID makes every day easier.

Why I believe in Android

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This past fall I wasn’t so sure about Android.

I’m starting to change my mind.

Last week’s news that Google’s Android Mobile Platform will let developers place paid applications is just the most recent milestone. What we have now is a whole new form of ROI – return on innovation – that shows why Android is the real deal. Here are a few other positive steps that happened along the way.

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Caller ID by WhitePages Gets A Quick BuzzCaller ID by WhitePages Gets A Quick Buzz

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Wow…we were very surprised and pleased with how quickly the word spread when we launched our Caller ID application for the T-Mobile G1 Android Phone last week.

The team uploaded and made the application available at around 2am Tuesday morning and by 10am Caller ID screamed up the charts to become a Top 25 Application.

Wow…we were very surprised and pleased with how quickly the word spread when we launched our Caller ID application for the T-Mobile G1 Android Phone last week.

The team uploaded and made the application available at around 2am Tuesday morning and by 10am Caller ID screamed up the charts to become a Top 25 Application.

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Caller ID By WhitePages for the Google Android Phone

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Have you ever gotten a call on your mobile phone you didn’t recognize and debated whether to answer the call or not? The answer is probably yes! Maybe you’ve missed a call from someone important, or answered a call from someone you didn’t want to talk to. Sure, Caller ID works on traditional phones, but if you use a mobile phone (like most people), there wasn’t much you could do about it – until now.

Caller ID by WhitePages has just been released as a new application for the T-Mobile G1 Android phone (also known as the “Google phone”). Now you can find out who’s calling, instantly. Caller ID by WhitePages will search 200 million U.S. listings and display the results in seconds. Answer the calls you want, skip the ones you don’t. You’re in control.

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