July 22, 2014

App Review: PhoneTell

Given a typical day, there are a stream of updates and messages coming to our Android Devices. Calls from friends, co-workers, clients, and numbers we don’t know. Often, we can’t pickup to answer, but want to simply let them know we will get back with them, or to call later.  If this sounds like you, you might want to check out PhoneTell.  A clever, smart Android application for communication. It’s great.

Some of PhoneTell’s great features:

Inbound Call Assistant:

  • If the person calling is not in your contacts, it will perform an instant reverse lookup for the phone number and will even display it if it is a telemarketer.
  • If the person is calling from a mobile phone, and you decline or miss the call, there is an option to send an immediate text back.

You can create custom messages up to 135 characters. I think this is such a handy feature. So many times I mean to text someone to call me back and I get sidetracked. With PhoneTell, it’s easy.

Enhanced Directory Search:

This feature is integrated right into the Dialer screen.  Some place it should of been all along. This way, you can search your contacts, with your Google or Google Apps account, Salesforce.com account, or LinkedIn.com account. Now, this is where it gets good. You can also from the same search button, put in Mexican food, hotel, Enterprise, or even DirectTV, PayPal, Amazon, Apple, eBay, IRS, and more. Yes, even these hard to find numbers have been recently added to PhoneTell search database.

Now of course this will use GPS for your location. You can also set your location so if you want results faster, it will always check your default location.

I really like the simplicity of the app. Click search in dialer for internal contacts, external accounts, and searches for pizza. I thought this was so much easier than having to use multiple apps. Also having PhoneTell show me who and where someone is calling is nice. I know there are other apps that do this feature, but having one app with a company that has great support makes this an app I highly recommend.

It works with Google Voice and the voice recognition built into many of your Android devices. Checkout their website for more information or try it for yourself with the QR code below: