Update 1: Congrats to the following winners of TrapCall trials (check your emails!):
– Derrick Rockwell
TrapCall is from TelTech Systems, and first made headlines in the U.S. with its initial free blocked call unmasking service. The company has now officially expanded its service outside U.S. borders to launch today in Canada to support customers on Rogers, Fido, Telus, and Bell.
TrapCall users subscribe to a monthly service, setup the program, and then login with the free iPhone app. When you receive a blocked call, you decline it on your phone where the number will be routed to TrapCall, and sent back to you revealing the identification of the caller.
How is TrapCall able to do this? All businesses that own a toll free number are privy to extra information on calls received, such as caller ID and more. Essentially you are subscribing to your own toll free number via TrapCall, thus enabling your own service.
It’s a loophole that some see as controversial based on the premise that some blocked calls have their purposes (i.e. people in dangerous relationships), but on the other side of the coin it allows others to discover the ID of those constant blocked calls from telemarketers (and stalkers). You can even blacklist callers so they hear a message that your line has been ‘disconnected’.
Monthly price plans start at $4.95 and go as high as $24.95 with the most features, such as call recording.
Regardless of your intentions, TrapCall is a service that has expanded to Canada to work on the ‘Big 3’ carriers. Since TrapCall includes its own voicemail service within its plans, Rogers and Fido customers will have to disable their voicemail in order to have it setup.
Enter to Win a Free Month Trial of TrapCall
TrapCall is offering iPhoneinCanada.ca readers a free month trial of their call unmasking service to celebrate their Canadian launch. Leave a comment below and three lucky winners will be picked before the week’s end. Good luck!