Truecaller identifies 29.7 billion spam calls, 8.5 billion spam SMS for users in India in 2019 – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Caller identification app Truecaller on Wednesday mentioned it recognized 29.7 billion spam calls and eight.5 billion spam SMS for its customers in India final yr.
The Swedish firm has additionally rolled out a brand new spam exercise indicator for Android cellphone customers that may give detailed statistics on the spammer.
“Truecaller has develop into indispensable within the lives of 240 million (month-to-month) world lively customers… In 2019 alone, we recognized 29.7 billion spam calls and eight.5 billion spam SMS for our customers in India,” Truecaller mentioned in a press release.
Truecaller has over 170 million month-to-month lively customers in India.
The corporate, in a earlier report, had mentioned India had ranked fifth in 2019 when it comes to variety of spam calls acquired by customers monthly, and eighth place when it comes to spam SMS.
Speaking concerning the newest function, Truecaller on Wednesday mentioned it has rolled out the Spam Exercise Indicator for Android customers to construct upon its core proposition of creating communication safer and extra environment friendly for everybody.
At present, three developments – spam stories, name exercise and peak calling hours – will probably be proven to customers once they faucet on the spammer’s profile picture within the app.
A future replace will present customers the stats proper within the caller ID itself to assist customers make the choice earlier than even choosing up the decision, Truecaller mentioned.
The function will probably be prolonged to iOS (iPhone) customers within the coming weeks.
Spam stories will showcase what number of occasions a Truecaller consumer has marked a selected quantity as spam and point out by proportion whether it is growing or reducing in keeping with the stories.
Name Exercise will present the variety of calls that specific cellphone quantity has made lately, doubtlessly indicating how a lot of a spammer the quantity is. Peak calling hours is a time chart that identifies when the spammer is most lively, Truecaller mentioned.


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