Some of you may have heard or TrapCall before but in case you have not its worth noting the service. TrapCall is a subscription service coupled with a BlackBerry app that attempts to solve the problem of annoying blocked calls. There is nothing more annoying than sitting in a meeting to receive a call from a restricted (aka blocked) number…
Here’s where TrapCall comes into play:
- A call comes into your BlackBerry (or other phone).
- The TrapCall app (available free from App World at http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/25023), which runs silently in the background, automatically forwards all the blocked calls to the TrapCall service.
- The TrapCall service "unblocks" the number and then forwards it back to your phone — transparently within a matter of seconds.
- You can now decide whether to answer the call or let it go to your voicemail — either way, you now have the number from which the call originated.
Additionally, you can permanently "blacklist" problematic callers (i.e., never to be heard from again!):
"Every time you ignore a call from a blacklisted caller, they’ll hear a message telling them your number has been disconnected."
There are a variety of plans available for the service (yes, the app is free, but the service itself is not) beginning at $4.95 per month with annual subscription discounts available. Check it out at http://TrapCall.com. TrapCall v1.0.3 is now OS v7 (and v7.1) friendly, including support for higher resolution screens.