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Updated: PicDial App “Makes Your Address Book Socially Aware”

Screen shot 2010-12-19 at 10.15.57 PM UPDATE: Its looks like I fell for the scam. Even though PicDial touts in the main banner on their website and mobile website that they are free they are in fact a paid application with a free trial. EpicWalrus pointed out that the desktop sign up page says: “7 day Free Trial, then $1.99/month is billed by your carrier.” I personally would choose to not have anything to do with a company that uses such underhanded practices to dupe you in. I want to apologize for mentioning them.

PicDial by IQzone allows you to make your address book a little more socially aware by throwing in Facebook and MySpace pictures and status messages into the equation. RIM already allows you to pull Facebook and MySpace pictures into your contacts through the Address Book app but this app allows for full screen contacts to display. It provides you with a quick picture dialing interface which also shows the contacts latest status message when they call you.

Features of PicDial include:

  • PicDial automatically keeps your contacts’ social networking information current, allowing their most recent profile pictures and status messages to be displayed on both incoming and outgoing calls.
  • Only photo caller ID to take over your entire incoming call screen
  • One of few applications that work across all major wireless carriers (Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile)
  • It saves and backs up contacts that reside on your cell phone.  And if your phone is lost or stolen, as a PicDial subscriber you have the capability of easily retrieving contact information.

If this sounds like something you wanted on your BlackBerry and the built in integration is not cutting it for you check out PicDial at www.picdial.com and let us know how it compares. You can see a video tour of the app at this link.

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  1. Its only free for 7 days, after which $1.99/month is billed by your carrier.

    Check here: http://www.picdial.com/en-US/getpicdial.aspx

    • OK that is super sketchy on their part. I have not fallen for one of those scams in awhile. If you go to their website from your phone it says totally free. Nothing about a free trial and a price to be paid. Now I have to decide between editing this article and just deleting it.

      • Good Job on the editing Ronen, even though its a paid subscription app and it does use sketchy methods, its still an app worthy to be taken note of. I saw the BIG banner they had on the homepage that said it was ‘FREE’ too, guess they decided to leave out how many days it was free for.

  2. Why no version for uk

  3. Not that I’d EVER use an app like this, but yeah the almost “bait and switch” marketing tactic is a bit nasty.

  4. very sneaky.. i was looking for an app like this but wouldn’t pay a cent

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