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Is Whoscall better than Truecaller in Terms of Privacy & Everything or Truecaller Wins!

Hey, who’s calling? Know your caller, Immediately idenfity & block the spammer from database of collaborative phonebook of over 20 million users worldwide!

Just imagine – Phonebook of 20 Million + Users Worldwide

There are lot of talks about Truecaller that they steal personal information of a user and it’s hard to maintain privacy or protect data on truecaller.

Here is Truecaller statement on privacy “what exactly they asks for while using truecaller app?”

Truecaller Privacy

When you install and use the Truecaller Apps, Truecaller will collect, process and retain personal information from You and any devices You may use in Your interaction with our Services. This information may include the following: 

  • geo-location,
  • Your IP address,
  • device ID or unique identifier,
  • device type,
  • ID for advertising,
  • ad data,
  • unique device token,
  • operating system,
  • operator,
  • connection information,
  • screen resolution,
  • usage statistics,
  • version of the Truecaller Apps You use and
  • other information based on Your interaction with our Services.”

Whoscall Privacy

Just like Truecaller, Whoscall provides a fully functional phone features to manage your sms & calls such as anti-spam feature.

Whenever you register with whoscall, Whoscall asks for:

  1. Your call log and contacts data with carrier identification and blocking feature!
  2. SMS sender identification,
  3. blocking feature to block spammy messages
  4. Optional: You can send sms through whoscall app.
  5. Location permission to show you nearby stores
  6. Not only this, if you want to send or receiver multimedia file through whoscall, you can enable this feature too.
  7. Whoscall read your messages, asks permission for microphone
  8. and so on!

Whoscall totally relies on the local network providers, personal and commercial internet users and user community generated content for the information to identify unsaved numbers.

Update: Recent reviews are not in favour of whoscall because they are using too many Popup ads covering more than 50% of screen. It’s not user friendly.  

Jump to: Why Truecaller is better over whoscall

Whoscall Rewards:

You know how it feels when you get rewarded 3 times from Google. Yes, that’s what whoscall achieved in their journey and rewarded as the best app of 2013, 2015 & 2017.

Not only this, Whoscall is number 1 app in Taiwan and official partner with Taiwan National Police Administrtion.  Whoscall also got innovation award by Google in 2013.

The app is compatible with Android, Windows and iOS platforms. The best part of whoscall over truecaller is it’s smoothness!

Let’s check out more reasons on Why to choose whoscall over truecaller.

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Why Prefer Whoscall?

Based on whoscall awards, We could say the app is highly reliable and genuine app. It has been rated high by the verified customers.

The app uses data of the user without harming the personal privacy of the user. The concept of developing the app came into existence when the founders got a call from an unknown number.

Whoscall was nominated and awarded as the best app on iOS in 2013

Whoscall was awarded as the best app on the apple store. The trust that application gained was indeed making it useful among the customers. The number of app users gradually started ascending.

Whoscall App has a Huge Database

The app like Whoscall can work great only when it has a good amount of database. The database that the app has, decides the accuracy of the result it produces. More the number of registered users more will be the accuracy.

Whoscall Features

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When you get an incoming call and you do not have the number saved than still, it displays the name of the user. It gets information about the user via internet communications and nearby sources. It also helps you as you can get to know the weather the call is important or not according to your situations.


In a day we receive many calls from unknown numbers which are of no use to us, these calls may be advertising calls, customer care calls or such types and that is why whoscall has special feature of blocking the spam calls so it prevents lots of time and you do not have worry about the calls anymore.


Show cards are the feature of whoscall which allows to display your occupation or display your business profile. This feature is optional for the users however you can suggest or display your own name on display when you call to others.


This app provides users to make the group with different categories. This gives you the freedom to make a separate contact list of numbers which you want or may not want to save in your contact list.


Whoscall provides an offline database means you can still get notifications of the calls which were previously received. And it also displays quick and fast search results for users.


The app gives identification for thousands of popular telemarketing and store numbers.


The app contains a free messaging feature which will help you to send a message or read a message. It has the different classification of business and personal messages. If you are in a meeting or cannot receive the call then you can message that person just, swipe up and leave a message. There are already a few options for a message to leave.

Whoscall vs Truecaller

Both the apps are trustworthy and are free to use. Let us have a glimpse of their features and database.

Whoscall Application

Caller ID & Block is developed by Gogolook

Category: Communication.

Whoscall Installs: More than 70 Billion Downloads

Database of the application WhoscallCaller ID & Block achieved more than 10,000,000 installs.

Whoscall Caller ID & Block ratings: Presently Whoscall application has 622K ratings with average rating value of 4.3.

Percentage ratings of Whoscall: 0.89%

Whoscall Caller ID & Block Market Position: 995 with respect to the number of ratings.

Truecaller Application

Truecaller Installs: More than 100,000,000 installs.

Truecaller Caller ID, SMS spam blocking & Dialer ratings: 7,615,066 ratings with average rating value of 4.542.

Percentage Rating of Truecaller: 4.34%.

Truecaller Caller ID, SMS Spam Blocking & Dialer Market Position: 46 with respect to the number of ratings.

Why Truecaller is better than whoscall

As i said earlier, Recent reviews are not in favour of whoscall because

  • they are using too many Popup ads covering more than 50% of screen.
  • It’s not user friendly.
  • Whoscall are having very less database than truecaller so success rate of identification number is low.
  • Whoscall force you to make it default whereas you can use truecaller smoothly without making truecaller default app.

If you have used any of these app and want to share your opinion, will love to know about your feedbacks.


Whoscall app is one of the finest and easy operating app for all its users. Even users love the app and show it by writing positive feedbacks in the comment box. This app is yet trying to improve its level by providing an updated version of the app for free to all its users. This app is a highly rated app and has improved its quality over the years.

In 2014 there was an issue regarding the security of the app where people found that the address of the telephone number was displayed however, gogolook came with this issue of security and now this app is one of the finest app available for call identification and is a very good alternative for truecaller app.

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