We released an update today to Mr. Number that includes major changes:
- removed calling and messaging features
- Reverse Lookup is back
- simplified blocklist is easier to manage
Why did we remove calling and messaging?
In September, Google informed us that people using our app were not allowed to share their contacts with us. As a result, we had to turn off our crowd-sourced Caller ID database which permitted us to recognize a majority of US phone numbers.
Without crowd-sourced Caller ID, we decided it didn’t make sense to include calling and texting in Mr. Number. With fewer features, the streamlined Mr. Number is now easier to use and is still the best call blocker available.
Reverse Lookup is back!
We’ve brought back Reverse Lookup so you can get more information about mobile numbers and landlines in the US. With just one tap, Reverse Lookup numbers that have called or texted you, or enter a number to see if we have a name to go with it. Your first twenty Lookups are free; after that, you can buy additional Lookups through the app (20 for 99 cents).
We license the names and numbers in our Reverse Lookup database from several different companies that collect publicly available information. This information is constantly updated to make sure we’re returning the most accurate results possible, which is why we charge a fee for Reverse Lookups.
Business Caller ID provides details and deals
When you get a call from a business line, Mr. Number does a free Caller ID lookup to find a name. If we know who called, we’ll display rich information about the business, including any offers they may have, their location and a link to their website. (You can also block the business from calling you with one tap.)
If you have any questions, visit the updated Mr. Number FAQ or send a note to support [AT] mrnumber.com, and we’ll get back to you.
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