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Old 02-17-2009, 12:26 PM
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TrapCall - Unmask Blocked Calls!

Possibly only for T-Mobile and AT&T!


Ever wanted to unmask an unknown number calling your cell phone?
Well, go ahead and sign up for TrapCall (FREE)!

I just signed up. What they do is change your call forwarding option from your voice mailbox to their phone number (I am guessing voice mailbox will still work of course). Once you decline an anonymous call, it'll go to their #, then your phone will ring again with the REAL number this time! How cool is thatttttt!!?!?!?!?
One thing that you do need is call forwarding from your provider...

tl;dr- unmask private callers to your cell by signing up for free here:

Signup Link: https://www.trapcall.com/signup

Main Website: http://www.trapcall.com/


how they make money?: there are different plans besides the free one. some you can get the name of the anonymous number, and some you can even get billing name&address. they also have dif calling goodies like spoofcard and liarcard...
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Re: TrapCall - Unmask Blocked Calls!

i treid to sign up but i guess its not available to canadian residents.
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:16 PM
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Re: TrapCall - Unmask Blocked Calls!

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i treid to sign up but i guess its not available to canadian residents.
oops...not sure about that.
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:14 AM
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Re: TrapCall - Unmask Blocked Calls!

This seems like the answer to so many people looking for an app to do this. I would have thought this thread would have a lot more traffic. Here's a short explanation from Gizmodo:
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A new service dubbed TrapCall allows users to unmask pesky blocked callers—revealing not only their number, but their name and address in some cases.
It's actually a fairly simple procedure. TrapCall reroutes unanswered blocked calls through a 1-800 number then back to your voicemail. Since anonymity is denied to 1-800 numbers, TrapCall simply picks up the number as the data moves through their servers. According to a Wired test, the rerouting process only took about 6 seconds on AT&T—and during that time all the caller hears is standard ringing.
TrapCall's basic unmasking service is free, and includes the option of blacklisting unwanted callers by phone number. It also allows you to listen to your voicemail over the web. It's currently available to AT&T and T-Mobile subscribers, with support for the other major carriers due within weeks, says TelTech president Meir Cohen.
For a $10 upgrade to "Mouse Trap" service, users can receive transcripts of voicemail messages and can, in some cases, send text messages with the phone number of the caller. A $25 "Bear Trap" upgrade allows you to record phone calls and receive text messages with the billing name and street address of your caller. Amusingly enough, the only way to truly protect your phone number from TrapCall is by signing up for their SpoofCard service—it allows you to display a number of your choosing on a Caller ID.
Obviously, this will generate serious privacy concerns. On one hand, it prevents creepy or threatening calls and on the other, it could expose victims trying to keep their whereabouts a secret. So, which side of this debate are you on? [TrapCall via Wired via Boing Boing Gadgets]
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:18 AM
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Re: TrapCall - Unmask Blocked Calls!

I tried signing up for the free service. They don't have support for Sprint yet.
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Old 02-18-2009, 01:13 AM
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Re: TrapCall - Unmask Blocked Calls!

they likely never will because Sprint charges for call forwarding, unless you like paying $.20/min....

same reason sprint users cant use services like youmail, well unless you wanna pay $.20 every voicemail you get, that can add up fast.
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Re: TrapCall - Unmask Blocked Calls!

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I tried signing up for the free service. They don't have support for Sprint yet.
that sucks. but something to keep my eye on for sure... )
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Re: TrapCall - Unmask Blocked Calls!

I was looking at this yesterday and it looks really cool..
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Re: TrapCall - Unmask Blocked Calls!

You can call Sprint and have them statically change your voicemail setup. You can specify a third-party voicemail provider, like callwave, or in this case, TrapCall.

Normally it rings to Sprint's voicemail service, but you can most definitely have it changed, and at no cost. There are tons of threads on it, and I forget the specific term you have to ask for, but there is some phrase you can use when talking with a CSR on Sprint, to get the swap made for free.

Just keep verifying that you won't have to pay. Also, make sure that whatever it is that you want to switch to is really good enough, because I don't know how keen they are on switching back and forth.
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Unmask Blocked Calls!

So...Wanna know what TrapCall is all about?

Sure, it unmasks annoying blocked calls, but that's not all.


Number unmasking!
Trapcall will unblock and reveal the actual caller ID when a call has been blocked. No software or download needed!

Block unwanted callers!
Stop getting harrassing phone calls! Block any caller and let them hear the "Number Disconnected" message.

Record your calls!
A first in mobile phones, record all of your incoming calls! For information about how to make sure you are doing this legally, read this.

Caller ID and name of caller!
You won't only see the number of the person calling, but you'll also see their full name!

Voicemail transcriptions!
Read your voicemail messages via SMS while in a meeting, class, movie or other busy area! Please note that the transcription is done by individuals, not machines, so by signing up for this service you are giving permission for the transcribers to listen to your voicemails. See here for details.

Online Management!
You can access your Trapcall account from any device. Just Login Here to access your account!

Unmasking blocked calls is a free service,But some of the other options you would have to pay a fee.
Free/Price info & SignUp. Trapcall is Beta right now and they do NOT support Sprint at this time but are working on it and you can sign up now then receive a email when the service is ready for Sprint.
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