Uncertainty and suspicion hit right at the top of our mind with our fingers trying to find the slightest of hint in the hair as soon as we get a call from an unknown number. There are various nominees for the post: your ex, telemarketing agent, scammer, the notorious prank-maker or the irritating bill collector. But whoever the person is, you always take two steps back and think for a minute eliminating the various possibilities and refining the list to the shortest length possible. But at last, you pick the phone up with a vacillating mind. But levity apart, this is a serious issue especially in case of your children. If they’re getting calls from an unknown number for no reason, you can’t deal the matter with loose hands. But now you don’t have to take out the telephone directory and look-out for that number. Why? Let me give you the reason.


I am talking about the latest iOS app called CallerSmart Reverse Lookup Phone Book that has been developed by Caller Smart Incorporated. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and requires iOS 7.0 or any later version of the OS. This app has also been optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.


In short, this app is a “smart-phone directory”. Whenever you get a call, it runs that particular number into its database which contains all the numbers registered in US. So before you pick up the phone, you know who’s the holding the speaker on the other side. But then comes the question that thousands or even more phone numbers are registered every day. Moreover, most of the spammers call from a new number every time. So confronting this sort of a problem was the real challenge and the developers behind CallerSmart have found just the “smart” solution it required.


Now every time you receive a call from an unknown number, you can add his details including name and location to the phone book. You can also leave a feedback accounting for the purpose of caller. The spam meter works perfectly in this prospect. So if it’s a spammer, you can save others from bearing the unnecessary pain and it’s just a sneak-look at the spam meter that’s enough for the judgement. It’s a give-and-take overall and while sometimes you’re the saver, you might be on the receiving end next time. These small contributions also fetch you points that’ll earn you fun rewards and badges. After all, it’s always good to receive a lollypop at the end of a dentist’s session, right!

The app has been beautifully integrated into your incoming-call screen and you can access all the controls right from there. Apart from getting information on incoming calls, you can also find out the details on a particular number. But you’d have to buy their premium version to avail some of these services and there are many different subscription packs available via in-app purchases. The app though is completely “free” in the App Store and you can access all the other features empty-handed.

So stop going “off-the-hook” and become a “Smart-Caller” today!

Pros: caller ID; reverse phone numbers; update phone book and get rewards; read feedback before picking up a call; spam meter; free.

Cons: none.

Here are some key milestones:
– 600+ Million phone numbers
– 225,000 active users
– 40,000 searches a day

I will give this app 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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