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[iPhone] Do a quick reverse phone number lookup with Number Guru
Posted By Tucker On July 3, 2013 @ 7:29 AM In iOS | 2 Comments
Spam calls and cold sales calls are way less of a problem than they used to be a decade ago. That’s partially due to legislation, and partly due to the fact that more people have cell phones today: mobile phones are way easier to ignore calls on than landline phones. All that being said, there are times when you get a constant stream of calls from an unfamiliar number. If you want to know whether these calls are from telemarketers or actual friends, a little app called Number Guru offers a fast reverse lookup service.
Number Guru is an app that lets you type in a phone number and learn who it belongs to. The whole process takes mere seconds.
To test out Number Guru, I decided to feed it the numbers I knew already. For fun, I plugged in my own iPhone number. While my name (or the name on my bill) did not come up, the app did pinpoint my phone number to a nearby city (though not the city my phone was registered in.) It attributed my number to Cingular…but Cingular hasn’t been their operating name is years, which I found a bit odd.
Next, I entered the phone number for a local doctor’s office. The Number Guru got the doctor’s office name correct, though the city was off. Next, I plugged in the number of a known spammer, which I found on an online database of telemarketers and phone spammers. Nothing came up at all, which might mean that the number is no longer in service.
For fun, I tried entering the number of a restaurant in the UK into the service. I got no results, but I wasn’t expecting that the app would do international numbers.
Boasting a solid design, an impressive database (albeit with a few holes here and there), and great support, Number Guru is a frontrunner in its category.
Number Guru is a fast and free way to do a reverse lookup. While the results aren’t always what you might need, the “spam score” and the history functionality make this app a helpful tool to have in your app arsenal. With this app in hand, you’ll know who is calling you, any time.
Version reviewed: 1.1.6
Supported OS: Requires iOS 4.3 or later
Download size: 4.6 MB
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 Number Guru on Apple App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/number-guru-reverse-phone/id431750800?mt=8
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