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We’ve helped Nigerians block 13m calls, 25m spam SMS—Truecaller

By Emeka Aginam

The Director and Head of Worldwide Developer Relations of Truecaller, Priyam Bose, weekend, revealed how Truecaller app has helped Nigerian users block over 13 million calls and 25 million spam SMS, monthly.

Bose, who stated this at an event in Lagos to unveil the company’s plans for the region, further revealed that mobile operators in Nigeria account for over 61 percent of calls, which have continued to be a challenge to users and the regulator.

While sharing their plans for the region at a briefing, he said: “We see Nigeria as one of the most promising eco-systems in Africa. That is why we have decided to kick-off our tour in the market.

“After engaging with some of the top tech start-ups and digital businesses in the country, we are even more convinced that Truecaller SDK— mobile identity solution— will help solve many of their challenges when on-boarding and verifying new users.”

The Truecaller app, according to him, has already more than 50 million users in Africa, adding that the service is helping users block more than half a billion spam calls on a monthly basis in the region, and more than 50 percent of all messages being filtered is considered as spam.


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