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01-07-2012, 01:59 PM #1
Whozcalling Now Available In the Cydia Store!
Are you tired of those people that call you who aren't on your contact list? Find out who they are!
If you have ever owned an Android phone, chances are that you know about the Whozcalling application. It's a free application that activates when you get an incoming call from someone that isn't in your contacts. Whozcalling then searches a database for that phone number and it retrieves a first and last name so that you always know who is calling you whether they're in your contact list or not. This means that you will no longer have to suffer with clandestine callers who are always trying to hide their identity from you by using someone else's phone.
Another use is that if a stranger calls and it turns out to be a wrong number, you will know ahead of time instead of wasting time answering it. Or, maybe a family member got a new phone and is calling you to tell you. Whozcalling is a great way to know exactly who is calling you at all times. When the incoming calls comes in, you will get a Whozcalling popup like the one in the screenshot above. It shows the number, like usual, in the top panel of the lock screen. Then the popup displays the first and last name of the caller.
Whozcalling requires an internet connection; 3G or Wi-Fi. It puts an application icon on your home screen that offers a call history of all of your recently tagged calls. Miss the call while it was in your pocket? No problem. Just open the application and you'll find a screen that looks like the one pictured below:
They're blurred out to hide identities (obviously), but it shows you the first and last name, the city and state, and their full phone number. That's more than enough information to identify who just called you. Whozcalling makes the iPhone's caller ID feel more like true caller ID because with your home phone, you don't need to add people to a contact list to get the caller ID on them. I think that this application is a must-have. The only thing that I can't stand about this application is the icon - it's a circle, and feels out of place with the rest of my applications. Other than that, it works great.
Whozcalling has a great rating between four and five out of five stars. It's free in Cydia as of today and I think if you're looking for a solution to finding out who that annoying caller is, then you should check it out and see if it works for you.
Editor's Rating: 4/5
Is Whozcalling something that you would download and use? Share in the comments.
01-07-2012, 02:02 PM #2
Does this work with numbers that call privately? If not, is there other applications that can do so?
01-07-2012, 02:11 PM #3
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01-07-2012, 02:22 PM #5
just installed it and it didn't recognise me as the caller when using my iPhone 4S to call my old iPhone 4 (obviously, where the app is installed).
01-07-2012, 02:27 PM #6
This doesnt work... Couldnt find a single number from my entire call history.
01-07-2012, 02:33 PM #7
Awesome, now I need to find someone to call me. Downloaded the android version of course
Last edited by GrandMstrBud; 01-07-2012 at 02:52 PM.
01-07-2012, 02:52 PM #8
Been an android user since the begininng and I never knew about this. Will have tot try it out!
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01-07-2012, 03:24 PM #11
I wish there was an application to simply show the city state the call originated from. Obviously the iPhone is able to determine it, but it only shows it in the call log and not when the call is actually coming through. I did some searching for such an app and it seems there used to be one but it isn't compatible with ios 5.
01-07-2012, 03:27 PM #12
It would also be nice to know if this works outside the us, and obviously with blocked numbers...
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01-07-2012, 03:30 PM #14
anyone had problems installing this? I keep getting a springboard crash with it and had to uninstall.
01-07-2012, 03:30 PM #15
Okay, I thought I'd give this a shot (hey, it's free, right?). Installed it and it went back to Nov. 30 and tried to identify all calls I got that weren't listed in my Contacts. Except for one called Top Spammer, one (multiple) for NumberGuru Top Spammer, and one Unknown Number, all the rest just say No Matches Available. I can't say that that is especially helpful. But then, it was free, right?
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01-07-2012, 03:40 PM #18
also what's the difference between this and whoiscalling? also from the bigboss repo.
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