India Against Spam-AwardWinner
by: Deepak J • 883
*** NEWS ***
India Against Spam won at mBillionth Awards, South Asia, 2013! Big thanks to all users!
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*** SUMMARY ***
Reports SMS/Calls as spam.
Select an SMS/Call from list. Click "Report". You never hear from that number again. Simple.
Unlike other apps, this one doesn't just block it from your mobile, but reports it to your service provider by forwarding it to 1909(toll-free).
(If you get error message from operator, please mail me. See below.)
(To see why various permissions are required, see below)
*** FEATURES ***
Register for DND directly from app.
Report a spam message or call with a single tap.
Hides messages/calls from your address book contacts.
Hides message older that permissible limit.
Auto-deletes reported message(configurable).
Auto-saves outgoing message(configurable).
Messages about non-standard format can be reported from within the app.
*** IN CASE OF ERROR ***
Use "Report Error" button in app. Please note, this is not a bug in my app but a problem on your operator side
*** FAQ ***
Q: What does this app do?
A: Reports a spam call/SMS, also known as Unsolicited Commercial Communication(UCC), to the concerned authority.
Q: How is it different from other spam blockers apps?
A: Other apps work locally. Which means they hide UCC from your phone. This app, however, offers something more permanent. Reported number will *never* be able to send a UCC again.
Q: How does it do that?
A: It extracts these info – time, date, and number. Formats them into a string and sends it to 1909(specified by TRAI).
Q: Can I do it without this app?
A: Sure! But do keep a notebook handy to note down all details and then compose them into a formidable looking string. :)
Q: What happens when I report a UCC.
A: It depends on your operator. Here is what happens with Vodafone(Delhi). I get a confirmation from 1909 about my report. I also get a complaint number. Within next two days a customer care representative calls me and tells me that they have issued a warning to the sender. There are fines for second incidence etc.
Q: Does it cost me money?
A: No. 1909 is toll-free.
Q: Why do I keep getting errors about wrong format?
A: Because network operator implements their own format, even though TRAI has specified one universal format.
Q: What can I do about it?
A: Use "Report Error" button in app.
Q: Why don’t I see all my calls/SMS.
A: This is a feature. TRAI directs that UCC should be reported within 3 days of receiving. So I hide SMS/calls older than three days.
Q: Cool. I like your app. Is something you expect?
A: Yes, in fact. I hate spam as much as you do. That’s why I created this app(notice, no ads). But for it to effective, more people should start using it. So I urge you to spread the word. Use inbuilt Facebook integration to tell your friends
*** PERMISSIONS ***
To read your operator and circle. This is used to customize format string.
To open Facebook page of app and to check status of your complaint on TRAI website.
To read received call list.
To read SMS inbox list.
To hide SMS/calls from your contacts.
To send SMS to report spam.
To delete call entry of the reported call.
To delete SMS which has been reported.
To enable "donate" button.
*** KEYWORDS ***
spam, India, TRAI, NDND, NDNC, DND, Do Not Disturb, National Do Not Disturb, telemarketer, unsolicited call, unsolicited sms, Unsolicited Commercial Communication