If you are tired of being harassed on the phone by telemarketers and stalkers, iPrivus is offering a reverse call lookup application for the iPhone that delivers names and numbers for local and international callers.
Unfortunately, Apple's restrictions on background processes means that users will have to manually enter the numbers—but iPrivus does claim high accuracy due to a "unique database that is connected to every major carrier in the United States." Accurate or not, the real problem here is that a 12-month subscription is going to cost you $45. Yeah, I think I'll keep my money, continue to screen my calls and follow a few simple rules for avoiding telemarketers instead.
Privus Mobile's Caller ID Technology Lands on Apple's iPhone
iPrivus gives iPhone users the power to lookup who's calling
Dallas – May 18, 2009 – Privus Mobile, America's most popular Mobile Caller ID provider, has taken its innovative cellular technology and created an application for America's most popular phone, the Apple® iPhone™. iPrivus is the fastest, easiest and most accurate reverse caller lookup application on the market. The easy-to-use iPhone solution, now available at the App Store, enables users to input any complete phone number and quickly receive the person's or company's name registered to the number. After receiving a call from a number not in your contact list, iPrivus helps identify who just called, empowering users to make better decisions about handling missed calls from numbers not recognized.
Additionally, iPrivus can be used to identify unknown calls on your home or business landline phones as well as numbers received via text message that carrier Caller ID services do not identify. iPrivus can lookup any telephone number – even some international numbers with their appropriate country codes – that you choose to put into your iPhone.
"Whether you screen calls on your iPhone or just ignore them, that same question pops up every time you see a number without a name," said Privus Mobile President Greg Smith. "How many times have you stared at a telephone number and asked yourself, ‘whose number is this?' iPhone users now have an answer to that question. We've taken our innovative Mobile Caller ID technology and created iPrivus – a helpful iPhone App for anyone who's ever received a phone call and wondered who it could be. Whether it's calling an old friend back, ignoring an old flame or choosing to block a telemarketer, iPrivus lets you decide what to do with the numbers you don't initially recognize."
Similar to Privus Mobile's original Mobile Caller ID service for cell phones, iPrivus customers can purchase a year's subscription at the App Store. In addition to the iPhone, iPrivus also works on a Wi-Fi-connected iPod touch.