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Truecaller Launches Redesigned App for Windows Phone 8 Now With Real-Time Spam Detection to Protect You From Telemarketers

Backed by 100M Strong Community, Truecaller Looks to Transform Your Windows Phone Experience with New Set of Features


Stockholm – April 21, 2015 -- Truecaller today announces its completely redesigned app for Windows Phone 8, which supports the company’s global mission to transform the phonebook with a new set of useful features to improve the communications experience. Available to download for free starting today in the Windows Phone Store, this is by far the company’s biggest advancement on Windows Phone to date.

The new Truecaller makes it simple to filter out all the excess noise on your mobile device, while giving you all the necessary tools to manage all your communications needs. Regardless of whether you want real-time spam detection, Cortana Voice Search, Live Tile notifications when you’re being contacted, or the ability to search for relevant contact information or identify numbers, Truecaller for Windows Phone 8 goes well beyond what your native phonebook offers. In today’s world where your mobile phone is the direct point of contact for nearly all of your communications, Truecaller is the best way possible to search and find relevant contact information and protect yourself from time-wasting intrusions from spammers and telemarketers.

Truecaller is already home to more than 100 million people globally who are performing more than 2 billion searches per month in the app. With a database of more than 1.6 billion numbers, you can easily access complete contact profiles, even those outside of your phonebook, and you’ll never have to leave the app to find the right information for people and businesses that you want to connect with. 

“We want to reinvent the communications experience for billions of consumers and solve a huge pain point for those who’ve suffered for far too long with annoying calls to their mobile phone,” said Nami Zarringhalam, co-founder and chief strategy officer of Truecaller. “Thanks to a close partnership with Microsoft we have been able to make some groundbreaking features and greatly improve the Truecaller user experience. Our latest Windows Phone 8 update is the next step in a series of innovations we’re working on to bring more intelligent features to the global Windows Phone community.”
New Truecaller for Windows features:

  • Real-time Spam Detection: With the new update, spammer profiles can be searched across Truecaller’s global network so you can immediately detect if a spammer is trying to reach you. This means that no matter if a spam caller is calling you from anywhere in the world you’ll be able to utilize the global spam list to instantly see if it’s spam call.
  • Cortana Voice Search: Ask Cortana to search a name or number by using the voice keyword ‘Truecaller’ and then the suggestion. Cortana will then open the Truecaller app and make a search for your request.
  • Improved Caller ID: Now you can identify incoming calls, even if you don’t have the number in your phonebook. Truecaller’s platform consists of more than 1.6 billion contact numbers on people and businesses, which means that you never have to leave the app to search for unknown numbers or identify an incoming call.
  • Real-time Profile Updates: Profile information is now updated every time you use the app, so you always have the most up to date contact profile information without switching apps.
  • New Live Tile Notifications: Truecaller notifications now show up on your Live Windows Tile, so an alert will pop up whenever you have a new contact request or any other notification.
  • Advanced Search and Discovery: The new Truecaller uses search algorithms to improve the way you search, so when you type a name, the app will prioritize the name displayed against your phone book and the broader Truecaller community.
  • Improved Language Support: With the new update users will be able to switch language within the app without having to reset the phone. Right-to-Left language support has also been added in the new version. The newly designed Truecaller is available for free download now in the Windows Phone Store . The Truecaller app is also available for other [/color] devices on Google Play , the Apple App Store , BlackBerry and Nokia feature phones. Additionally, the free dial pad replacement app, Truedialer is available on Android and Windows Phone . [/color]

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*The Live Caller ID is available for Lumia devices with Windows 8.1 version, 3G or WIFI is required for Truecaller Caller ID to work. Operator charges may apply.

About Truecaller:
Truecaller is a leading search technology company that is transforming the phonebook with a set of intelligent and useful services. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Truecaller was founded in 2009 by Alan Mamedi and Nami Zarringhalam, and is available on all Internet-enabled devices and on the web. Investors include Sequoia Capital, Atomico and Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers. For mo [/color]re information visit

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