Funny how things all happen at once. I was just having a conversation with a friend yesterday about always answering phone numbers I don't recognize and "Unknown Caller" blocked numbers. I figure that if something tragic were to happen, it might not always be a familiar number calling to let me know. I might sign up for this free service from TrapCall, though. Among other awesome features, they'll decipher blocked numbers and re-route the call to you...
Available for AT&T and T-mobile users, TrapCall is there for you when annoying blocked numbers interrupt your day. When an unknown call comes through, hit 'reject' and the call goes through to TrapCall. They'll unblock the call, reveal the number and resend the call to you, all for no monthly fee. How they get that all done so fast, we'll never know.
TrapCall can also be your go-to-guys for blocking specific phone numbers, recording your calls (we're assuming they'll do it where it's legal....) and transcribing voicemail messages to be sent to you via SMS or email.
With that last service, you'll end up paying a monthly fee of $10 for 10 transcriptions or upgrade to the $25 package for 150. They also 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." How can a nosy girl like me get that job?
Recording calls comes with the premium monthly package of $25.
[ Via Gear Diary ]