SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Whitepages, the number one source of contact information in North America, today announced the launch of its new mobile app, Whitepages ID for iOS. Available now in the App Store, Whitepages ID protects users from spam calls. It also provides a quick way to understand who a missed call is from and whether or not they want to return it.
Whitepages ID provides an easy solution to help iOS users detect unwanted calls and avoid being a victim of spam and phone scams. Whitepages’ ability to protect consumers from unwanted calls is backed by robust phone reputation technology and a dedicated team of researchers. In July, the Whitepages Phone Reputation team tracked 308 million phone numbers and detected 11.3 million calls and texts engaged in spam or fraudulent activities.
“Cell phone users have the right to protect themselves from unwanted calls,” said Alex Algard, founder and CEO of Whitepages. “Starting today, we’re giving Apple users access to our database of over 600 million phone numbers, user-generated feedback on spam, and round-the-clock tracking of new and pre-existing phone scams. It’s all about giving people the necessary information to protect themselves.”
Whitepages ID for iOS comes after the company’s prior success with Whitepages Caller ID for Android, which has more than 10 million downloads on the Google Play Store and is listed in TIME magazine’s “Top 10 Apps.” This new launch on iOS shows Whitepages’ commitment to protecting people against the growing number of scams and spam calls.
Together with its community of users, Whitepages curates a broad list of spam and scam numbers, which gets updated at least twice daily and automatically sent to the user’s address book. When a call is made, Whitepages ID’s up-to-date spam/scam log detects those unsolicited calls and alerts the user in real time.
Additional features of Whitepages ID include:
- Fast Reverse Phone Lookup: Look up recent calls from unknown numbers, for free!
- Spam-Check Dialer: Use in-app dialer to call unknown numbers and ensure you’re not dialing a spammer or scammer. Whitepages ID will alert you if the number you are calling is a known spam threat.
- Blacklist Individual Numbers: Create a blacklist of phone numbers you don’t ever want to answer.
- Spam Reporting Capabilities: Report unwanted calls and contribute to Whitepages’ list of known spam and scam numbers.
Download Whitepages ID in the Apple App Store.
Whitepages is the leading source for contact information in North America and is at the forefront of developing services that help people find and verify personal and business identities in the digital world. With a top 40 Website, 55 million monthly visitors and several million downloads for their suite of mobile apps, Whitepages offers access to more than 250 million personal identities. Whitepages uses its extensive data insights to monitor phone-based threats for consumers and businesses, detecting more than one billion robo, telemarketing and spam calls and texts to date. Whitepages also operates Whitepages Pro, a Web and API-based service which helps businesses verify the identities of their customers. To learn more, visit about.whitepages.com.