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Truecaller has become a popular app for caller ID and spam blocking, but it's not without its critics.

Pros:

  • Identify unknown callers: No more guessing who's on the other end of the line. Truecaller uses a community-based database to identify callers, even if they're not in your contacts.
  • Block spam calls: Truecaller can automatically block spam calls based on its database and user reports. This can significantly reduce unwanted calls.
  • Improved communication: With caller ID, you can decide whether to answer a call or not. This can be helpful for avoiding sales calls or scam attempts.
  • Additional features: Truecaller offers features like call recording, messaging, and chat, making it a more comprehensive communication tool.

Cons:

  • Privacy concerns: Truecaller relies on a user-generated database, which means you're sharing your number and potentially your contacts to use the service.
  • Accuracy: The accuracy of Truecaller's information depends on the community. New or less common numbers might not be identified correctly.
  • Potential misuse: Some users might exploit Truecaller to find personal information about others.
  • Subscription fees: While the basic features are free, Truecaller offers premium features with a subscription fee.

Discussion points:

  • Is sacrificing some privacy worth the benefits of spam blocking and caller ID?
  • How can Truecaller improve the accuracy of its database?
  • Are there ways to use Truecaller responsibly without infringing on others' privacy?
  • Are the premium features worth the cost?

By considering these points, you can decide if Truecaller is a valuable tool for you. There are also alternative apps that offer similar features, so it's worth exploring your options before you decide.

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 Truecaller, a popular app for identifying unknown callers, is a double-edged sword. On the plus side, it helps block spam calls and identify businesses or contacts not in your phonebook. However, privacy concerns exist, as Truecaller relies on a user-generated database that might contain inaccurate information. Ultimately,  T mobile billing issues Truecaller can be a friend for security, but be cautious about the data it displays.    
 

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On 6/3/2024 at 5:58 AM, Not said:

Truecaller has become a popular app for caller ID and spam blocking, but it's not without its critics.

Pros:

  • Identify unknown callers: No more guessing who's on the other end of the line. Truecaller uses a community-based database to identify callers, even if they're not in your contacts.
  • Block spam calls: Truecaller can automatically block spam calls based on its database and user reports. This can significantly reduce unwanted calls.
  • Improved communication: With caller ID, you can decide whether to answer a call or not. This can be helpful for avoiding sales calls or scam attempts.
  • Additional features: Truecaller offers features like call recording, messaging, and chat, making it a more comprehensive communication tool.

Cons:

  • Privacy concerns: Truecaller relies on a user-generated database, which means you're sharing your number and potentially your contacts to use the service.
  • Accuracy: The accuracy of Truecaller's information depends on the community. New or less common numbers might not be identified correctly.
  • Potential misuse: Some users might exploit Truecaller to find personal information about others.
  • Subscription fees: While the basic features are free, Truecaller offers premium features with a subscription fee.

Discussion points:

  • Is sacrificing some privacy worth the benefits of spam blocking and caller ID?
  • How can Truecaller improve the accuracy of its database?
  • Are there ways to use Truecaller responsibly without infringing on others' privacy?
  • Are the premium features worth the cost?

By considering these points, you can decide if Truecaller is a valuable tool for you. There are also alternative apps that offer similar features, so it's worth exploring your options before you decide.

Yeh, everything comes with good & bad side likewise positive & negative as well. But we can't ignore good & positive but try to eliminate bad & negative. 

 

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Thanks for sharing your feedback.

 

Regarding the privacy concern, data privacy is one of Truecaller’s highest priorities.

 

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