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  • Apple Finally Allows Controversial TrapCall App into the App Store


    TrapCall was trapped for months in Apple's App Store purgatory, withstanding one of the most stringent known reviews in App Store history. For 201 days, TrapCall - an app that allows users to find out who's really behind blocked phone calls - was being analyzed under a microscope given the obvious privacy concerns such an app raises.

    But now comes word that TrapCell has made it through. And its' presently available from app maker Tel Tech Systems. TrapCall, it should be noted, is a free app to download, but Tel Tech Systems charges $5 a month to provide the un-blocking service. According to the makers of the controversial app, TrapCall is the only known app of its kind to offer this particular functionality - something we all wish we've had at one time or another.

    Here's how it works. If you receive a call from a blocked number, simply tap the sleep button twice to decline it and direct the call over to TrapCall. Within seconds, the service sends your handset a text message with precise caller information, including the name, telephone number and address of the blocked caller.

    Some are naturally speculating that this app won't be allowed to remain in the App Store for very long as the legality of the service provided is questionable at best. Still, the app is, indeed, available for now. And if you want to check it out, click here.

    Source: TelTech Systems
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Finally Allows Controversial TrapCall App into the App Store started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 64 Comments
    1. RoloDiva13's Avatar
      RoloDiva13 -
      Quote Originally Posted by AKCHRIS View Post
      lol..all YOU need is iBlacklist. It's about $12 for once you get the license it's YOURS..FOREVER!!!.No subscriptions.
      Hm...not in my experience. I first bought iBlacklist when I had my 3G but when I upgraded to the iP4 I had to repurchase the license because it was a different device (the activation key wouldn't work). I even emailed the dev to make sure I actually had to shell out another $12--got no reply, which I guess was my answer because I did repurchase.
    1. AKCHRIS's Avatar
      AKCHRIS -
      When I switched from the 3G-3G(S)-4, i used the same License and it worked for me.Not sure why it didn't work for you. BUT..it's still cheaper then what the Current app is in the App Store.
    1. RoloDiva13's Avatar
      RoloDiva13 -
      Quote Originally Posted by AKCHRIS View Post
      When I switched from the 3G-3G(S)-4, i used the same License and it worked for me.Not sure why it didn't work for you. BUT..it's still cheaper then what the Current app is in the App Store.
      Well damn...if you did essentially what I did, then I did get screwed! Ha! O well. Since I now know it works for someone else, I won't be fool enough to pay $12 a THIRD time when I get the next iPhone.

      But yes, iBlacklist worked just that well for me that I paid $24 for a $12 app. I was dancing in the streets when I found out about it. I'd tried Trap Call before (not the app) and found it a bit bothersome so stopped using it. My sister used it for a much longer period but it did something to her voicemail and no one could leave her messages (fast busy). She didn't really care but the rest of us calling her found it EXTREMELY annoying. She's paying AT&T $5/mo for Smart Limits now because she won't JB her phone.
    1. thecork's Avatar
      thecork -
      Quote Originally Posted by KartRacer View Post
      I'd like to know why AT&T or Verizon can't unblock every call by default. There's no reason to block a number unless you are a telemarketer, debt collector, or a kid that's dicking around with people they shouldn't be. Blocking a number should be illegal in the US.
      I actually completely disagree with this. As a field engineer i regualarly have to call clients on their mobiles to tell them when i am arriving on site etc and i do this while blocking my number. Can you imagine if i didnt block my number...everytime someone had a problem they'd call the engineer who fixed it last time direct thinking they are being a smart *** instead of going through proper channels to the service center, i know i would! No thanks.

      And for all those banging on about iBlacklist...understand what this app is please, its got nothing to do with blocking unwanted calls, its completely different! Jeez..!!