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January 15, 2012

Who called? Time to strike back.

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"Got a phone call but didn't recognize the number? Find the caller by searching for the number to figure out who's calling and what they want. This reverse phone lookup utility is especially useful for those annoying missed calls from unknown callers."

Free, the way we like it.

[via my Los Angeles correspondent]

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"Folly?" I beg your pardon: that's no folly, that's my fantasy. Allow me that.

Posted by: bookofjoe | Jan 15, 2012 4:28:01 PM

FWIW:

A "Whois" search reveals the human's name, physical address, email address, registrar, registration date and expiration date for the "developer's domain" - and I refrain from posting that information here. (it isn't me...)

14,000 reviews for an ad supported app that gives unsolicited telephone call victims the ability to post comments (and, in theory, the dates and number of posts would be a fair indicator of the caller's intent if used in deposition) says that the developer provides at least some service that 14,000 people tried. Apparently it was not exactly THE SERVICE (causing the caller's phone to explode or making their roof the same color as Joe's latest folly) desired by the victims of unsolicited callers.

Oh, I like the app and I use the app.

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jan 15, 2012 3:53:56 PM

(1) Free
(2) The responses / telephone numbers show up in a Google search
(3) Reports for 800 and 877 numbers are listed (I know of no other source of info for toll-free numbers)
(4) Reports for VOIP spoofed numbers show up
(5) This is merely a reporting service (with ad revenue to support the app) and not a mechanism to shut down or otherwise harm the unsolicited callers

I'd pay big bucks for an app that made millions of return calls to unsolicited callers/companies/company owners & their shareholders; but, that doesn't exist: YET!

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jan 15, 2012 3:26:00 PM

No, I haven't tried it. If I tried everything I posted, I wouldn't have a blog because I'd spend every waking moment checking stuff out.

Assume that if I DON'T explicitly report on my experience with something, I have none.

As an aside, you will never — or at least, very seldom — read a negative review on boj because if something isn't any good, I just don't feature it.

Life's too short to post anything but items of value and utility.

You can take that as the boj credo if you like.

Posted by: bookofjoe | Jan 15, 2012 3:19:59 PM

Well, 14,000 + reviews and it only averages a 2 out of 5. Not Good. In my experience, if an app doesn't have at least a 4 rating, there's a good chance something about it will be so annoying or non-functional I'm not going to want to keep it.

And who is this developer? They publish ZERO information about themselves on their barely-there web page. Where is my info going when I type in a phone number and how is it being processed? I smell a rat in here somewhere.

Joe have you actually used this app, tried it out for a while? If so, what do YOU think about it, please?

Posted by: Fred | Jan 15, 2012 3:13:27 PM

The reviews of it seem to indicate it is worth what you paid for it.

Posted by: Virginia | Jan 15, 2012 2:58:41 PM

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