You can now see who is calling without third-party apps like Truecaller

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Receiving unwanted calls is one of the most irritating aspects of using a phone for users all over the country and the world. In most cases, this happens when we cannot recognize the number that is calling us, which may indicate that the number has not been saved. While there are applications available like Truecaller, not everyone is willing to sign up for it as they are concerned about their privacy. However, after the TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) implemented its new policy, you will not need to sign up for any third-party caller ID software.

According to a report from FE, the TRAI will soon introduce a mechanism that guarantees that as soon as a user is called, the caller’s name appears on the screen. This is the case regardless of the type of phone the user is using. The KYC (know your customer) database will be used by TRAI to obtain the information. We’ll have to wait and see if the functionality requires the installation of a new app or if it’s included in the app that’s now set as the default caller.

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You can still see the song name even if you haven’t saved the song. Truecaller isn’t terrible, but it does have one major drawback. Truecaller collects its information from the public. It bypasses the Know Your Customer system. On the other hand, if TRAI used the KYC database, the system would be more efficient and reliable than ever before.

Authorities can also use the KYC information to determine whether or not telecom service providers adhere to the entire protocol while preserving customer data. Eventually, TRAI’s caller ID system will work with both traditional phone calls and WhatsApp calls.

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WhatsApp calls, the notes of the report will also show the names of the people associated with the calling number. Individuals’ phone numbers are also linked to their WhatsApp accounts. However, this would be a very separate process that would be undertaken once the functionality is introduced for regular conversations using the basic voice calling applications.

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While this may seem like a positive step forward to some, others see it as an invasion of their personal space and therefore oppose it. Before any changes are implemented, TRAI holds a consultation procedure for the parties involved. Implementation of the mechanism requires final approval from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). After the consultation period, TRAI will advise the DoT.