From the same great company that developed Spoofcard comes the next generation of cellular hacks. TrapCall is a revolutionary way to see who is calling you, even if they have blocked their phone number. With their technology, they make it easy to unmask private or blocked numbers.
For something originally based on military-level counterintelligence technology, it’s ridiculously simple:
Step 1: After you register, you’ll simply key in a few numbers into your phone. So, if you’ve got fingers, you’re good to go (For those of you without fingers, simply ask a buddy to help out!). No software or downloads are needed.
Step 2: When you receive a blocked or restricted call, reject it. You don’t want to answer an unknown number anyway right? In a matter of seconds, the blocked call is sent to our servers, where it is instantly unmasked and sent back to your phone! All the while the caller hears a normal ring tone, oblivious to the fact that you know exactly who they are.
Step 3: Actually that’s all there is. You either take the call, or you don’t. In any case, you’ll know exactly who’s calling.
By programming your cellphone to direct all rejected and unanswered calls to TrapCall’s 800 number, the callers number will be recorded and and sent back to your cell phone without interruption. CNET‘s review explains this only takes about six seconds.
I think TelTech has always been riding the line of the law and ethics with their Spoofcard service and the initial reactions to their latest service is mixed as well. Personally I can see many positive uses for the service but like most useful services, there will be the people that use TrapCall for less than pure reasons.
The service, which is currently available to AT&T and T-Mobile subscribers, is free. There are premium features including the ability to record incoming calls (which TelTech notes may be illegal, depending on the users’ individual state laws), voicemail transcriptions via e-mail and text message, and the ability to listen to voicemail via the Web.
Yes, they even have a Twitter account setup so you can follow and comment on their service.