The discomfort of a getting an unanticipated call from an unknown number is familiar to all of us, I’m sure! As an introvert, I have faced it too. I used to watch my phone ring until the call went straight to voicemail! Truecaller, entered my life like a savior, who informed me about the identity of the caller whenever someone outside of my contact list gave me a ring. Despite being one of the best apps for blocking and identifying calls, it has its cons. Recently, an update automatically registered some Indian customers to its payment services, losing a lot of users in this process. Many people have issues with its privacy options too.
So, if you’re one of them and are looking for a good alternative, here’s what I would suggest to you.
With a current user count of over a seventy million users, this app will serve the same purpose as Truecaller but in a slightly different way. It helps you identify incoming calls and even messages. The app also blocks malicious spam calls and SMS. Its database comprises of over a billion numbers so there’s very chance of being disappointed over unidentified number.
Looking over to a little history, Whoscall was rewarded as the best app in the year 2013,2015 and 2016. Over the years they have developed and improved the usability and user-friendly approach of the app.
They provide fully operable phone features like calling and texting, in the same way Truecaller does. You can set it as the default phone app to experience the best of its features. As there is a built-in dialer, you can search and confirm unknown numbers before shooting a call. Its interface is different than that of Truecaller which makes it preferable by many users. So, this appears to be a safe and reliable alternative, if you ask me.
My Rating: 4.3
Another reliable app for recognizing unknown numbers is ShowCaller. As the name suggests, it shows you the identity of the caller. It shows you caller id name along with the region. Once a result is found, you can add it directly to your contacts. Currently, more than 50 million users worldwide are using this app. The caller ID works offline as well. It also works as a call blocker.
It also has an auto telephonic voice recorder in HD quality, so you won’t have issues remembering important dates or details. . Showcaller also provides spam reports when you receive a call from an unknown and private numbers that are used to block calls. True Call Blocker help you say put a full stop to telemarketing, scam, fraud, sales, ads, harassment and everything that seems like an ache in the head to avoid unwanted sources of annoyance.
Due to its smart dialer, you can have a fast T9 search in your recent calls and contacts by substituting your stock system default free calling app, In my opinion, Showcaller is easy to use, easy to setup. It needs very little space to run (4MB) and is extremely fast and reliable to Caller ID.
My Rating: 4.4
Also used by 50 million users worldwide, CallApp is a reliable tool for blocking unwanted numbers. With a similar feature to ShowCaller, CallApp also automatically records your phone calls. It is basically true call blocker that can block spam calls and know the caller behind the number, just the want you’re looking for as a replacement.
A great feature which makes it different from others is the availability of video ringtones. You can customize your ringtone with videos to take a trip back to a happy memory lane every time an incoming call comes in. Your ringtone is no longer a simple plain audio, rather a visual too which seems really cool, right?
CallApp can not just show you who called but you can also see their Facebook pictures on the identity calls page, just so you can be sure if you identify the person or not. They have recently added a new feature of Incognito calls which promise ultimate call privacy. Regardless of what you’re doing, be it business, rendezvous, fling, affair or cheating (not that I encourage it, I totally don’t! But you’re getting the point, right?), incognito call can be very useful. Sounds like a good alternative to me.
My Rating: 4.5
A truecaller alternative App as well, Hiya is better in a way that it does not contain ads. It makes the experience of using it comparatively easier. Ads are irritating when you can’t skip them. Hiya functions as a Call blocker, fraud detection tool & phone number lookup app. The phone number look up helps you identify a call from an unsaved contact.
It provides reliable protection from fraud,numbers and.spoof calls, with integrated caller,ID. Even you can also report spoof calls to the Hiya community It also provides free spam call alerts and also blocks,spam,calls,automatically. Hiya provides virus protection which in turn can enhance your phone security.
Like the other apps, you can also manage contacts by adding names and addresses from Hiya to your phone book contacts. It’s already used by millions of users and is trustworthy and effective. So definitely it ended up in this list.
My Rating: 4.5
Yet another Caller ID & Call Blocker that gives you all the caller information before you pick up the call, without having the information of the caller in your contacts. Having this Caller ID can save you from answering spam, unknown and unwanted calls. You can also search contact numbers, fixed line or short numbers from the vast database of hundreds of millions of phone numbers.
Many users have chosen this to be one of the best Caller ID and Call Blocker Apps, and I would second that. It helps you block numbers from a person, area or even an entire country. Mr. Number also stops telemarketers and debt collectors before they waste your time. This app is like a spin-off of Hiya, considering they are from the same company.
My Rating: 4
So these were the top five apps that can be effectively used as an alternative to true caller. You can try any one of those for your convenience, in fact it’s a must have to avoid disturbances and communication with unwanted people after all!
So go ahead and choose pick!