Phone call management app
Some of the most significant issues with owning a mobile phone are cold calling and unwanted spam calls. The Getcontact app for Android devices lets you manage caller information. You can block numbers and filter out unwanted calls, as well as tag numbers with additional details.
Whether it’s a telemarketer or someone you don’t want to talk to, chances are there’s been a time when you received a call that you wished you could block. Caller identification apps like Truecaller, Whoscall, and now the Portuguese-developed Getcontact app allows you to block calls and also identify who’s behind the number.
Since there are quite a few caller ID apps available, Getcontact differs by offering number verification, tags, and spam protection.
Number verification is precisely what it sounds like: when an unknown caller contacts you, Getcontact displays the exact details of that person or company.
Tags are hashtags that you can add to a number as reminders. For example, you can tag calls by category like an insurance company #insurance, or other details like #expensive, and #spam to the number in Getcontact. Tags sound like a fantastic idea but ultimately aren’t particularly useful unless, for some reason, you want to continue receiving calls from those numbers.
Spam protection is Getcontact’s most useful feature, it warns you if you’re dealing with a suspicious caller. It also marks a call on a scale of low to high, on how likely it’s from a spam number.
However, there are a couple of issues with Getcontact. First, the app can only identify a caller if you’re online. Second, Getcontact takes your information while using the app to update its caller ID database. You can, however, try to remove it via the Getcontact website.
Getcontact is only free for 30 days. You’ll then need to pay for a subscription or make an in-app purchase to continue the service. The paid service can be canceled via your account settings in Google Play. Getcontact is an excellent example of an app that looks useful but hides questionable practices.
Should you download it?
No. You may also want to check the company’s website to see if it has your phone details in its database.
- Caller ID
- Spam protection
- Possibility of saving your caller information without your consent
- Only free for 30 days