Category Archives: App Support

New update from our Android app

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Dear tellows users,

Today we would like to talk about the new features of our Android app!

Since 2014, the year we launched it, our app has grown: we have moved to over 450,000 downloads, more than 6,400 evaluations and 200,000 subscribers. Every day we work hard to improve it and your advice and feedbacks have been fundamental.

Functionality at a glance

  • Immediately identify who is calling you:

We have improved Caller ID, so that the spam numbers are immediately detected through the tellows app; the tellows score will be always shown on the screen of our mobile phone and, in addition to the rating, you will also be able to find out the name of the caller, the type of call and from which location it phones. You will have all the information you need, so you can decide whether or not to answer calls!

  • Find any number and info on callers:

With over 180.000 reviews per day, you can find out who is bothering you in no time. Thanks to your reports, our database is constantly updated and over time it has become a big world family. New countries and new languages ​​are available in the application, no scammers or call centers around the globe will have a chance!

  • Evaluate and comment on phone numbers:

Commenting and evaluating is now easier and more immediate, in order that you can help us in our mission against telephone scams; just connect to your account and enter in the tellows world from all devices in a simple and free way. It is not required to leave a comment anymore when rating a number which makes it faster to evaluate unknown numbers. Your negative rated numbers are also on your personalized blacklist and can be blocked with premium.

  • Call barring and Blacklist customized with Premium:

In the Premium version, all dangerous numbers rated by you, are saved on your phone and can be blocked even in offline mode. All is possible thanks to the black list stored and updated locally and also use it without any advertising.

We could not be more proud of our product, but without your support and the trust that you give us every day, we would not have made the giant steps we have taken so far: you, our community tellows, are the beating heart of our app!

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Introducing Our New Rating Box

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Dear tellows fellows,

Our community is changing and developing every day. We always take our users’ suggestions and ideas into account, in order to make tellows a better platform. Therefore, we have developed some new features to make the tellows community even more helpful and effective than before!

1. Rating without comment

It is very important for us that we can give information for our users which are not just informative but also helpful. We believe it’s significant to consider the fact that our users might not have enough information to write lengthy comments about some phone numbers. Therefore we have developed a new feature, so that you are able to rate a phone number without writing any comment, especially if you think that there’s no necessary information you can share. Continue reading

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Let tellows mellow your day – Protect yourself from nuisance calls with the tellows caller identification app

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Dear tellows fellows,

reap the benefits of your patience for our tellows app is finally available for Android users! Up to now the only way to look up numbers was to open our webpage, meaning, looking the calling number up was only possible after the call.

Thanks to our new tellows Android app you will discern the trustworthieness of the incoming call on the first ring of your phone. The tellows Score provides the means to decide whether to answer the phone or deny the call.

Update (2018): The tellows app can now also block unwanted spam calls!
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Android App Support

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Dear tellows users,

the following text contains frequently asked questions and their respective answers. If your question is not listed below, please use the contact form to address our support directly.

We are looking forward to your comments, suggestions and feedback. Should you miss features or feel the necessity for improvement, please let us know.

tellows Android App F.A.Q

-> How does the tellows Score sync work?
In contrast to the tellows iPhone app, our Android app syncs to the tellows servers in real time. Hence, there is no need to download any score lists or to update data bases. You are always up-to-date.

-> I already use the old Android app, do I have to pay for the update?
No. Since you remained true to our old app, it’s free for you.

->I’m from the Netherlands or Poland. Does the english version work for me as well?
Yes of course, Have a look at the app’s country setting and check whether you home country is selected. Otherwise the tellows app syncs with the wrong domain.

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Iphone App: No Access to Contacts

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Issue: You receive an error message saying that the tellows app does not have access to your contacts.

App Access Error

Solution: Open your local settings menu and click on “Data Protection”

Local Settings

Open the “Contacts” menu in “Privacy”.

Privacy

Enable tellows app access to contacts.

Menu 2

The app is now allowed to add the score lists to your contacts.

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iPhone App: Issues with the Import of Score Lists

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Issue: The tellwso pro caller recognition app is unable to add the tellows score lists (negatively rated) to your contacts.
In this case you probably use only Exchange-Accounts to synchronize your contacts and never enabled neither iCloud nor t your local iPhone contact list.

Background: The tellows app imports the score lists with negatively rated numbers and adds 3 new contacts by the name of “tellows Score X” (X equals the score of 7 – 9). There are known issues when importing the score lists using certain Exchange-Servers (i.e. Google) since they can attribute only a small amount of phone numbers to the contacts.

There are two ways to resolve this issue:

1.Solution
To successfully import the lists the local contacts list of your iPhone needs to be addressed manually (the tellows app does not have access to your contacts list). To achieve this, you have temporalily disable the Exchange-servers and add a “dummy” contact. The screens below offer further information on the procedure.

1. Edit Exchange-Server Settingstemporalily disable the Exchange-servers
2. Disable Contact Synchronization
3. Delete any contacts from the phone to avoid duplicate entries
4. Add new contact

5. Save contact – A name is sufficient

6. Enable contact synchronization of Exchange-servers and keep created contacts on the phone
7. The groups overview now shows the group "On my iPhone" in which the tellows score lists are saved

2.Solution
Apple’s iCloud service provides an additional way for the contact synchronization which also supports multiple numbers per contact. The activation of the iCloud synchronization solves the issue as well and, therewith, allows the tellows app to import negatively rated numbers.
The standard account for maintaining your contacts (create / edit / delete) stays untouched.

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App Support

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Hey there fellow tellows app user,

Below you will find an overview of known app errors and their solution.

As far as other errors are concerned, please, use the contact fom for further inqueries.

Iphone App F.A.Q:

→ I received an unsoliceted call, but from which number?
Did you receive a call the tellows score rated as dubious and you would like to know from which number the call originated? Just open the contacts list and click the numbers score. The number that called will be highlighted in blue.

→ the score lists are not imported properly:
Due to the use of Exchange servers or CarDAV-Accounts, the synchronization of contact information leads to an error message while importing the score lists.You will find a detailed workaround here.

→ App cannot access the contacts list:
Please make sure to approve of the app’s access to the contacts list in your settings on data protection! Find a detailed explanation on how to change you settings here.

→ Import of score list takes aeons:
Running in iOS 6 the score list’s import is known to last up to a minute. During the import the app freezes.

→ the use of additional contacts managers may result in delays updating the scorelists or other issues.

Known Issues:

  • Viber : Since the tellows Scorelists contain a vast amount of contacts, Viber’s contact synchronization may be delayed or aborted rendering “Viber” useless. If you’d like enjoy both apps, it is imperative to remove tellows scorelists before starting “Viber”. Update tge scorelists once you finished using “Viber”.

    If any other errors or questions occur, please use the contact form below:

    Your Email Address (mandatory)

    Your Name (mandatory)

    Which iOS version do you use?

    Which iPhone do you use?

    Welche tellows App verwenden Sie?

    Which tellows app version do you use? (in the app's number search you will find an "i" on the left top. After clicking on it the version will show at the bottom of the page)

    Do you use Exchange Server or CarDAV-Accounts to synchronize your contact details?

    Do you use iCloud to synchronize your contact details?

    Please describe the occurring error as detailed as possible. During which options (i.e. app start or synchronization) do errors occur? (i.e. App crashes, score lists are not imported, etc)

    To reduce spam, please solve:

    I have taken note of the privacy policy. I agree that the information may be used for answering the inquiry or for further inquiries. The request is sent to the server in encrypted form via https.

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