Now this is a new application idea that I find interesting. Do you know how you get the name of the caller along with the number on your home phone? Do you get many calls from callers that are not in your address book?’
I know I do which is why Privus Mobile is interesting. It is an application for BlackBerry that gives you the official caller ID name for each number that calls you. It then lets you add it to your address book.
The main problem with this service currently is that it can only give you the caller ID after the caller hangs up or you get a missed call. This is because on Pre-3G phones you cannot have a data connection active at the same time as the phone call. For some reason that is also true with the WiFi BlackBerrys.
Right now you might as well just do a Rphone lookup with Beyond411 for free since it is already after the call. On the other hand this service will get quite a bit more interesting once the Bold is released since that will allow simultaneous data and phone call so the application will be able to get the caller ID immediately.
Privus Mobile is a bit expensive for such a service at $24.99/quarter or $89.95/year. Once the Bold comes out I will definitely be trying this out. I have always wanted true caller ID on my BlackBerry.
Check it out at www.privusmobile.com