1. 49ways's Avatar
    Today Privus Mobile announced a new service that increases the likelihood that incoming calls to cell lines can be identified via caller ID. Users of various BlackBerry and Windows Mobile smartphones can use the software, which costs $25 for three months or $90 for 12 months.

    More info here:

    Privus Mobile
    08-04-08 03:24 PM
  2. oakie's Avatar
    wow, that's expensive. youmail already does it for free.
    08-04-08 05:09 PM
  3. Phelos's Avatar
    Way spendy. Once a number is in your addressbook you don't need caller I'd
    =8')
    08-04-08 05:39 PM
  4. Kevtigger's Avatar
    Check the web link OP, my understanding is it is not fully functional on blackberries.
    08-04-08 05:49 PM
  5. MBW's Avatar
    Our review ran in June:

    Special Report Bonus Review 4: Privus Caller ID
    This is as much a warning as a review. Privus Mobiles aggressively priced $83.40/year Caller ID software & service for BlackBerry is a terrible solution in many ways. First, its name is misleading; you expect a Caller ID product to help you decide whether or not to answer a call; BlackBerry handsets already display whatever Caller ID info the carrier is sending; beyond that, if its a number on the BlackBerry contacts list, its able to display a name, the type of number (like work or home or mobile), a picture of the caller & play any specified custom ring tone. The Privus product doesnt do any of that. Its action begins after the call ends when it sends the info youve already seen to a remote server that does a reverse lookup (we all know how iffy a proposition that can be) & eventually displays what it found on the handset, where its big claim to usefulness apparently centers on making it a smidge easier to enter that info into your contacts list. Between its cut & paste & free applications that can do reverse lookups, were not in love with the idea of cluttering a BlackBerry with what we believe to be a slow, clumsy & overpriced application. Did we mention that registering involves agreeing to abandon some personal privacy rights? Bottom line: in our opinion, Privus Mobile Caller ID for BlackBerry is not all that useful, at least somewhat misleading, not appropriately priced, not a good value & probably not that good an idea to begin with.
    08-04-08 08:32 PM
  6. Nomad_#CB's Avatar
    This will have to be looked in to more.
    08-04-08 08:36 PM
  7. ScandaLeX's Avatar
    Today Privus Mobile announced a new service that increases the likelihood that incoming calls to cell lines can be identified via caller ID. Users of various BlackBerry and Windows Mobile smartphones can use the software, which costs $25 for three months or $90 for 12 months.

    More info here:

    Privus Mobile
    Before you start pimpin' Privus Mobile, you might want to take a look at this thread: Privus Mobile - Calling name for numbers that are not stored in contacts

    I'd think twice before giving them my money.
    08-04-08 08:47 PM
  8. kevcro's Avatar
    The website looks fancier but its nothing new...I got fleeced with this POS a couple months back...it doesn't work on Blackberries until a couple minutes after the call has ended. Save ur money on this 1,its not worth $5 IMO.
    08-04-08 09:17 PM
  9. ScandaLeX's Avatar
    The website looks fancier but its nothing new...I got fleeced with this POS a couple months back...it doesn't work on Blackberries until a couple minutes after the call has ended. Save ur money on this 1,its not worth $5 IMO.
    Kev~ I remember like it was yesterday all the BS you went through with this one and the fact that Privus himself talked in circles. Do you know that his only contribution to CB was his 3 raggedy post about his app.

    People dont waste your money on this~ I havent heard yet where it works as advertised.
    08-04-08 09:25 PM
  10. kevcro's Avatar
    Today Privus Mobile announced a new service that increases the likelihood that incoming calls to cell lines can be identified via caller ID. Users of various BlackBerry and Windows Mobile smartphones can use the software, which costs $25 for three months or $90 for 12 months.

    More info here:

    Privus Mobile
    This didn't just come up today...lol.
    Thats true Scandalex...Privus stopped trying after we laid into him.
    08-04-08 09:32 PM
  11. 49ways's Avatar
    Before you start pimpin' Privus Mobile, you might want to take a look at this thread: Privus Mobile - Calling name for numbers that are not stored in contacts

    I'd think twice before giving them my money.
    Oh I'm not pimpin' Privus. I'm just sharing info that I've found as I've done several times here.
    08-05-08 08:12 AM
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