Truecaller hits half billion calls monthly, joins Huawei for next-gen dialer

Truecaller revealed that its users are making over half a billion calls per month via the Truecaller app, within four months of its mission to transform the dialer.

The global partnership between the two has resulted in a preloaded Truecaller app in Huawei’s flagship devices beginning with Honor 8, offering smart dialer functions to its customers from the first day of usage.


“Today marks a great milestone for the company, as our users are making more than half a billion calls per month through the Truecaller app – this is a great testament that shows that we helping to solve daily communication problems. Our partnership with Huawei is a big milestone and is the first of its kind that has only scratched the surface of the immense potential that is yet to be discovered with Truecaller,” said Nami Zarringhalam, co-founder and chief strategy officer, Truecaller.

As a first, the Truecaller integration will be rolled out in America, Middle East & North Africa, South East Asia and India by end of September, this year.

Truecaller claims to function seamlessly with all devices with preloaded dialer integration.

The dialer aids to make calls, browse numbers, block spam calls, check availability and call duration apart from the usual dialers currently in practice.
The companies have added that the deal is void of a financial element, and is a strategy boosting mutual growth. “As we were planning the launch of our flagship device Honor 8, we were looking for partners who can truly redefine the user experience, Truecaller was an obvious choice to help improve the calling functions,” added George Zhao, president, Honor.

Huawei, with 100 million devices shipped in 2015, saw 33 percent growth last year compared to 2014, with 40 million devices shipped overseas. The company will integrate third-party apps to enhance Google services and stand out from other Android smartphones.

Vina Krishnan
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