We’ve all been guilty of clogging up our smartphones with apps. But over time, some people have learned to limit the number of apps they have on their phones for a variety of reasons, while others are quick to test a cool new app, but soon delete it if it isn’t worth keeping around.
However, no matter how you find and organize the apps you use, it’s all about knowing what to look for in a high-quality mobile app that makes the process easier.
When it comes to a caller ID app that’s versatile and you can see yourself using on a daily basis, it’s even more important to make sure you’re picking the right one.
Here are five things to look for in a mobile caller ID app:
1 Awesome data sources: The most immediate advantage offered by a caller ID app is how it identifies incoming calls and text messages. Gone are the days of debating on whether you’ll pick up a call. Now you’ll immediately know if you want to answer, ignore or even block future calls from the number. Because you’ll be making big decisions based on what your app tells you, it’s crucial that the data used by the app is accurate and up to date. Hiya leverages a reliable, consistently updated database to provide you the best info possible.
2 ID for both text and calls: The use of texting has become a practical and easy alternative to phone calls, it makes so much more sense, that many people want to identify not only voice calls, but text messages too. A caller ID app that doesn’t provide this service means limited effectiveness and a lot of time spent trying to figure out who is texting you and why. Hiya delivers info on incoming calls and texts, giving you complete coverage on both methods of communication.
3 Detect and avoid spam: Why go through the process of determining if an incoming call is spam when the right app can do it for you? Hiya not only identifies the person or company trying to call your phone, it also lets you know if that person has been reported in the past as a telemarketer, scammer or annoying caller. With that initial information, you can choose to ignore those calls and avoid what could be a costly phone call.
4 Block unwanted callers: Having more control over your calls means you should also get to choose which calls you receive. Finding a caller ID app that gives you that capability will brighten up your day because it stops unwanted calls from interrupting you. Hiya lets you block any phone number—spam or not. So whether you want to block that telemarketer, or don’t ever want to take a call from your ex again, Hiya has you covered.
5 Customization and ease of use: A smart caller ID app allows users to change settings and make decisions that create a personalized and more individually effective program. With the Hiya app, you can customize how your caller identity shows up when calling other app users. It helps them recognize that it’s you and gets more of your calls answered. A lot of that is due to a simple integration with Facebook or LinkedIn. When you connect Hiya to one of your social profiles, you automatically get your name and photo updated on your caller identity.
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