How to unmask blocked caller IDs with TrapCall

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It’s incredibly annoying when friends block their numbers. I understand that you might think your call is of the utmost importance, but I have an idea of what you’re calling about and whatever I’m doing right now is more important. It’s not that I don’t value your friendship, I’ll call you back, it’s just that you’re a little self-centered and don’t realize my time isn’t yours to waste. So don’t block your number and just let me ignore you until it’s convenient to call back. Capiche?

Trapcall works to solve the above problem. When you reject or miss a call, your phone forwards those calls to TrapCall’s servers which then re-routes the call back to you. When the call comes back to you, the caller ID is unblocked. The second time you reject, the call goes to voicemail. This is not only a great way to stop your friends or insane ex’s from tricking you, but it also helps stop telemarketers do the same thing.

Go here and try it out for free.

As usual, I’m dying to here about your experiences using this product. Please comment and let me know. Especially if you have any similar experiences of trying to avoid phone calls.

UPDATE: Verizon is not yet supported. (Thanks Thomas)

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  • fizz

    can’t test it out, says it’s not ready for Sprint users yet.

  • fizz

    can’t test it out, says it’s not ready for Sprint users yet.

  • Dan

    When I tried it changed all of my call forwarding to their number. So I don’t think this is compatible with youmail or callwave so it’s not for me.

  • Dan

    When I tried it changed all of my call forwarding to their number. So I don’t think this is compatible with youmail or callwave so it’s not for me.

  • Mel

    The call forwarding option does not work with T-Mobile. What would be the results if you reject a known number? Will it call you back again? That would be the annoying part of it. I have a Verizon and a Uscellular phone too but I use the Tmobile more (blackberry) We will see how it works for others before I consider this a waste of time. Good tool to use if I could get it working on the BB

  • Mel

    The call forwarding option does not work with T-Mobile. What would be the results if you reject a known number? Will it call you back again? That would be the annoying part of it. I have a Verizon and a Uscellular phone too but I use the Tmobile more (blackberry) We will see how it works for others before I consider this a waste of time. Good tool to use if I could get it working on the BB

  • Mel

    The call forwarding option does not work with T-Mobile. What would be the results if you reject a known number? Will it call you back again? That would be the annoying part of it. I have a Verizon and a Uscellular phone too but I use the Tmobile more (blackberry) We will see how it works for others before I consider this a waste of time. Good tool to use if I could get it working on the BB

  • Mel

    The call forwarding option does not work with T-Mobile. What would be the results if you reject a known number? Will it call you back again? That would be the annoying part of it. I have a Verizon and a Uscellular phone too but I use the Tmobile more (blackberry) We will see how it works for others before I consider this a waste of time. Good tool to use if I could get it working on the BB

  • Dan

    I am not sure what you mean the call forwarding option doesn’t work with T-Mobile. it did program my phone to forward to their # on no answer/busy/unavailable.

    That is what I do for Callwave and Youmail. I didn’t test because I don’t want everything forwarding their to trapcall just those calls that I hit Ignore on.

  • Dan

    I am not sure what you mean the call forwarding option doesn’t work with T-Mobile. it did program my phone to forward to their # on no answer/busy/unavailable.

    That is what I do for Callwave and Youmail. I didn’t test because I don’t want everything forwarding their to trapcall just those calls that I hit Ignore on.

  • Deacon Maurer

    I’ve just set it up with my phone (AT&T) with no problems – a very easy walk through to get this done.

    I’m curious if anyone has set this up with Verizon?

    Also, it is worth pointing out that call forwarding is handled differently by various providers.

  • Deacon Maurer

    I’ve just set it up with my phone (AT&T) with no problems – a very easy walk through to get this done.

    I’m curious if anyone has set this up with Verizon?

    Also, it is worth pointing out that call forwarding is handled differently by various providers.

  • Thomas

    POST-registration(!), the site told me Verizon is not yet supported/capable.

  • Thomas

    POST-registration(!), the site told me Verizon is not yet supported/capable.

  • Dave

    Oh yeah, this is great. An online predator could trick a kid into calling them and then grab their info… or people calling a hotline of some sort (suicide, abortion, whatever) will need to be aware that they could be identified.

    We should be entitled to privacy by default and have to waive that right on our own, not the other way around.

  • Dave

    Oh yeah, this is great. An online predator could trick a kid into calling them and then grab their info… or people calling a hotline of some sort (suicide, abortion, whatever) will need to be aware that they could be identified.

    We should be entitled to privacy by default and have to waive that right on our own, not the other way around.

  • http://stuartparsons.info/ Stuart P

    If only there was something like this in Canada =(

  • http://stuartparsons.info/ Stuart P

    If only there was something like this in Canada =(

  • maria m

    I have sprint can anyone help me? i get tons of this stupid mystery calls every day and there’s specially 1 who blocks their number and he stops calling for a week and it starts again i stopped answering the calls i don’t recognize cause this has been going on for 3 years already, I tried changing phones, companies and it’s still the same, the phone companies don’t want to reveal who it is so if any1 knows how to use this trapcall plz let me know!! thanks x 100

  • maria m

    I have sprint can anyone help me? i get tons of this stupid mystery calls every day and there’s specially 1 who blocks their number and he stops calling for a week and it starts again i stopped answering the calls i don’t recognize cause this has been going on for 3 years already, I tried changing phones, companies and it’s still the same, the phone companies don’t want to reveal who it is so if any1 knows how to use this trapcall plz let me know!! thanks x 100

  • marvin

    How do I deactivate it from my phone?

  • marvin

    How do I deactivate it from my phone?

  • Yayo

    this sucks i tried it it doesn’t even work! i have a t mobile blackberry 8900

  • Yayo

    this sucks i tried it it doesn’t even work! i have a t mobile blackberry 8900

  • Mickie

    It works. I have the free version and it sends me a text message immediately with the Private caller’s number. The only thing I don’t like is that I’ll have to pay to have it work with my voicemail. Has anyone figured out how to get it to work with youmail? I’m on verizon.

  • Mickie

    It works. I have the free version and it sends me a text message immediately with the Private caller’s number. The only thing I don’t like is that I’ll have to pay to have it work with my voicemail. Has anyone figured out how to get it to work with youmail? I’m on verizon.

  • Desire

    Well I just want to know how to use trapcall
    please I have to many people calling blacked
    i have tmobile and a jailbroken iPhone 3g and have flex pay
    they saidthattheres no way it would work
    can someone help me please I realy won’t
    this feature On my phone thanks :)

  • Desire

    Well I just want to know how to use trapcall
    please I have to many people calling blacked
    i have tmobile and a jailbroken iPhone 3g and have flex pay
    they saidthattheres no way it would work
    can someone help me please I realy won’t
    this feature On my phone thanks :)

  • Sky90

    Hi all

    any site to do this for the UK as this is for the US

  • Sky90

    Hi all

    any site to do this for the UK as this is for the US

  • jeff

    I use it with Cricket :).