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.

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.