Version Reviewed: 6.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Nuisance callers suck, right? They’re a waste of time, they interrupt what you’re doing, and they make you check your phone way more than you want to. CallerSmart is a way to keep track of those unwanted calls and texts, and it’s turned it all into a kind of game, too.
Working as a kind of phone directory for the calls you don’t want, CallerSmart means you can just type in a number and it’ll give you a bunch of relevant details pertaining to it. Information such as its address and contact name pop up, but more importantly, you can provide feedback for others to see. Users can see what kind of experience you’ve had with the number, thereby seeing if it’s a nuisance caller or not. You can even check out the exact place that the call is coming from, which can be useful when you’re trying to learn more. Plus, you can opt to see who is checking your phone number too, which can be convenient as a safety feature.
It’s a useful system but one that relies upon interaction from other users, meaning its gamification engine is handy. You gain points and badges every time you submit a new number or a review of something, giving you impetus to help others. Entering a review allows you to choose why the number is a ‘bad’ number, such as whether it’s an automated system or provides something more sinister. It’s a simple system but it works quite well as a form of motivation.
You’ll end up needing to pay a small subscription fee in the end for extras such as choosing to block your own number from searches, but CallerSmart is sufficiently convenient enough that you’ll be tempted. It really is more than just a Google search for a phone number, offering a useful community of number trackers.