Is Truecaller Android App Reading Your Text Messages?

If you are using Truecaller App on your Android phone, this information may come as a big surprise for you.

I downloaded and installed McAfree Antivirus (McAfee LiveSafe) on my Sony Xperia Android phone to ensure the safety of my critical data. Minutes after the installation, Mc Afee started scanning my phone for vulnerable applications. To my surprise the anti-virus program warned me about Truecaller app installed on my phone.

According to McAfee LiveSafe, Truecaller version 5.31 has an above average data exposure. The app knows your latitude and may send your data to a website. The app also reads your text messages. Truecaller knows about email account on your device and reads your phone number. Additionally, ad libraries associated with Truecaller know about your wireless carrier, and can also read your device ID (IMEI).

So, please ensure you know about the amount of data you are sharing through Android Apps.

Tata Docomo celebrates 1 million fans on Facebook

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The launch of brand Tata DOCOMO marked a significant milestone in the Indian telecom landscape.Simplifying consumers’ telecom experience and enriching their lives is the brand’s promise and what hasemerged are a series of relevant innovations that has made them the First telecom brand in India andonly the 5th Indian brand to cross the 1 million fans mark on Facebook.
Seen as the game changer in the telecom market, Tata DOCOMO is one of the first Indian brands to takethe Social Media Marketing route and make its impact on popular social networks such as Facebook,Twitter, Orkut and YouTube. The brand has been nimble footed and deft in adapting to the new mediaof youth connect – the Internet. Tata DOCOMO has quickly reached to the pedestal of becomingone of the most admired brands on the Internet, in a short span of 18 months. A strong and growingcommunity of more than 1 million fans is engaged with the brand on Facebook alone.
Seems they would like to celebrate this occasion with friends and guess what they have in store for theconsumers??? “Tata Docomo Fans” can now celebrate with an “Industry First Double Talktime” offerwith Tata Docomo top up recharges for the next 3 days. Tata DOCOMO users can register for this offerdirectly from its Facebook Page ( and can make the recharges throughits website or through any valid Tata Docomo channels.
Talktime will be doubled 7 days after the promotional period ends. Tata DOCOMO Prepay users mustkeep in mind that only the highest of their recharge values during the promotional period will getdoubled. Thus if a user does 3 recharges of Rs. 50, Rs.100 and Rs.200, he will get double talktime onlyfor the Rs.200 recharge as it is the highest value amongst the three recharges done. ‘Double talktime’offer is valid only for recharges done upto a maximum of Rs.1, 000. Click here to know more.
With a company of Millions to Celebrate and with MNP round the corner, Tata Docomo now hasmore than one reason to celebrate. While the consumers are still mesmerized (and the competitionis agonized) with the tune of DO-DO-DO, the brand has set itself up for surpassing the standardsand establishing new ones – for ‘Doing the New’ is not just a brand thought, it’s a way of life at TataDOCOMO.

Got talent? Will CREATE and CELEBRATE!

Got talent? Will CREATE and CELEBRATE!

 Tata DOCOMO’s CREATE platform is back again. For newcomers, the platform was launched to give participants an opportunity to showcase their talent to the world and also co-create the brand in process. The idea emanates from the larger brand belief of respecting and celebrating the power of – DO. Tata DOCOMO Create platform has so far gathered tremendous response on their previous legs which encouraged Animation, Music, Photography and Merchandise, whereby individual prowess was tapped, recognised and felicitated. In its latest leg, Tata DOCOMO will invite fellow ‘DO’ers to come and celebrate the popular festivals of India with them on its CREATE CELEBRATIONS Platform! Tata DOCOMO realizes that in India, each one celebrates the spirit of a festival in his own unique way. Taking off on this thought, the CREATE CELEBRATIONS platform encourages animators and designers to come forth and bring to life their expression of each festival. While there are 8 cheerful festivals to celebrate between now and the New Year, currently Tata DOCOMO’s CREATE CELEBRATIONS platform is encouraging people to create entries expressing their celebrations around Ganesh Chaturthi. Celebrations, in the most interesting and creative way possible. The three categories of participation are – Animation films, Mobile Screensaver and Mobile Wallpaper. All shortlisted entries in the Animation film category will win an INR 1,00,000 cash prize each! The shortlisted entries in the Mobile wallpaper and Mobile screensaver categories will each earn a cash prize of INR 10,000. Not wanting to put a cap on the talent, Tata DOCOMO has continued its tradition of awarding all decided that there will be no limit to the number of entries to be selected and rewarded. This only means that the talented individuals can earn as much as they deserve. The last date of submission for entries celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi is September 11, 2010. The ‘DO’ mantra of the brand seems to be resonating with the animators and designers who have embraced this platform with aplomb. So come andcelebrate the spirit of Ganesh Chaturthi in your style with Tata DOCOMO and showcase your talent to the world by going right here – ‘’ Participants can express their Ganesh Chaturthi

HTC Tatadocomo unveil HTC Desire


In keeping their promise to DO the New, TATA DOCOMO have announced a partnership with HTC to launch the ‘HTC Desire’ in India. The HTC Desire is the latest Android Smartphone that offers the enhanced HTC Sense experience to users.

HTC Desire delivers intense brilliance, sharp contrast and true colors on the expansive 3.7-inch 480 X 800 WVGA display. The 1-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor makes the phone incredibly responsive while the instinctive HTC Sense experience lets the user experience the HTC Desire with the greatest of ease. With one of the most advanced displays available on a phone today, HTC Desire is designed to enhance and maximise content, whether it is pictures and videos, browsing the Web or checking on friends’ status updates. Thanks to the latest Android 2.1, as well as the ultrafast processor, HTC Desire offers a wide range of live wallpapers for user choices.

The HTC Desire comes with an exclusive offer for TATA DOCOMO users in India, wherein TATA DOCOMO Postpay subscribers will get free data download of 500 MB per month for 06 months. To avail this offer Tata DOCOMO customers will have to SMS ‘Android’ to 54321 from their HTC Desire handset.

“When we launched our services, we had promised our subscribers that we would bring to them the best products and services—products that will stand for innovation and a pioneering spirit, and which would offer them convenience and simplicity”. Mr. GurinderSingh Sandhu, Head Marketing, Tata DOCOMO said. “Living up to that promise, we are launching the HTC Desire. This launch marks the strong relationship TATA DOCOMO enjoys with HTC and, going forward, we will continue to work together to launch more innovative mobile offerings for Indian consumers on the Tata DOCOMO platform,” he added.

HTC Desire also comes packed with the HTC Sense which is a user experience focused on putting people at the centre by making phones work in a more simple and natural way. The new HTC Sense experience continues to focus on improving your interactions with your most important people.  This begins with a new HTC application and widget called Friend Stream that seamlessly aggregates all of your social communication including Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr into one organised flow of updates.

To know more about this cool handset visit

You can get your hands on this uber cool handset at a Market Operating Price of Rs. 28,900* at all authorized HTC resellers across the country. So what’re you waiting for, go get what your heart desires, dive-into the world of HTC Desire!

* Prices may vary according to the local applicable taxes

Promotional Mobile SMS Messages On My Cellphone


This is an off beat post in which I am simply listing promotional mobile messages sent to me during past 1 week.

  • Earn as you learn the art of professional gift packaging
  • Plots in sector in Noida Expressway
  • Spring mattress- pillows and bedsheets free
  • 15% Off on Indian Cuisine
  • Star Gold Twenty 20
  • Test drive a car
  • Book a cab online
  • Dance Competition 2010
  • Work and settle in Canada
  • Guranteed discount on apartments in Gurgaon
  • Australia Admission Program by some college
  • Love is in air. Meet charming person.
  • 3 Year warranty on electronics
  • Sale on Retail brands
  • Seo training and web designing
  • Domain names registration
  • 10% off on hair and beauty
  • Premium apartments in Noida
  • Home Loans at cheaper rates
  • Do insurance, win LCD TV
  • Part time property business
  • Ayurvedic oils and shampoo
  • Clinical Research Diploma
  • Kya kehta hai apka bhagya?

I am sure you would be having most of them in common.

Whats my take on mobile promotional SMS messages?

  • I do read all of them as sometimes I get news about courses, fairs, contests and other info
  • I hate it when property messages flood my inbox
  • I went to a fair on basis od text msg which failed. (There was no fair)

Do post your feedback and contributions on sms which I missed in the post.

My experience with mobile phones


I have just started using a business smart phone – Acer BE Touch E100. So just thought of sharing my experience with mobile phones.

  • My first mobile phone

I started using mobile phones as early as 2002 when I bought Motorolla Start up model with all basic functions. It was a unique experience as SMS and calls were exciting. Wanted to access emails but that was not possible on a basic model. The set costed 2500 Rs.

  • Next upgradation – Sony Ericsson T610

In 2004, I bought Sony Ericsson T610 – which was a smart phone too. The phone had gprs and wap facility so I was delighted as net access was possible on phone!! The set created problems in 2007  and finally it had to be disposed off in 2008. The set was priced at 10000Rs.

  • Motorolla C168

I used this cell phone for time period 2007-2009.  The cell costed 3500 Rs and I enjoyed listening to radio 24×7. The cell had issues due to which it was disposed off in 2009.

  • Nokia Express Music 5310

I bought this for 8200 Rs from Planet M. The phone has been great with great music quality and good net browsing. The phone is still with me as a back up.

  • Acer BE Touch E 100

It is a windows mobile which is touchscreen. I am new to such platform. The phone doesnt have radio and battery back up is quite less. But I do keep discovering new features daily. The cell is priced at 15000 Rs but I paid only gift tax as I won this in a contest online.

That was my story of mobile transitions 2002-2009.

Hope you enjoyed reading.