Spam and inaction on Jio


sharktale1212

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For past couple of months I am being spammed by Pokerbaazi on my Jio number. And in spite of raising multiple spam complaints they always tell that the operator found - No marketing activity. When DND had started I was spammed continuously by a company and they had to pay a huge price for it. Now it looks like operators have found ways around it and making the law toothless by claiming no marketing activity is there even though there is clearly one.
 

Harpy.eagle

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One has to opt between peace of mind or privacy. I just use truecaller (even though aware its not good for privacy) just to spare myself from spam.
 

Greyfalcon

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One has to opt between peace of mind or privacy. I just use truecaller (even though aware its not good for privacy) just to spare myself from spam.
I use truecaller for the same reason. But i TRULY hate that piece or crap. Every time they send a notification saying that someone has viewed my profile and show a blurred picture of some girl. What a sleazy way of getting people to upgrade to their premium service.


And insulting too. Is this what they think of all Indians?
 

Harpy.eagle

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I use truecaller for the same reason. But i TRULY hate that piece or crap. Every time they send a notification saying that someone has viewed my profile and show a blurred picture of some girl. What a sleazy way of getting people to upgrade to their premium service.


And insulting too. Is this what they think of all Indians?

I didnt see it anytime but i have blocked all notifications from true caller. So that might be the reason. Also that app is also POS showing caller id for disconnected call several times with popup boxes but what option do we have?

I am also desperately on the lookout for truecaller alternative.
 

nRiTeCh

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I use truecaller for the same reason. But i TRULY hate that piece or crap. Every time they send a notification saying that someone has viewed my profile and show a blurred picture of some girl. What a sleazy way of getting people to upgrade to their premium service.


And insulting too. Is this what they think of all Indians?

Well you can easily hide your profile from such prying eyes. There are lots of tweaks within the settings itself.

For past couple of months I am being spammed by Pokerbaazi on my Jio number. And in spite of raising multiple spam complaints they always tell that the operator found - No marketing activity. When DND had started I was spammed continuously by a company and they had to pay a huge price for it. Now it looks like operators have found ways around it and making the law toothless by claiming no marketing activity is there even though there is clearly one.
Well DND has gone shiity ways since past few yrs. For eg: even if you have opted for Full DND and if someone gives your no to some retailer, property agents, banks etc. then goodbye to the Dnd as it wont work in such cases...

I didnt see it anytime but i have blocked all notifications from true caller. So that might be the reason. Also that app is also POS showing caller id for disconnected call several times with popup boxes but what option do we have?

I am also desperately on the lookout for truecaller alternative.
Trust me I have tried over 30 popular and other apps none of them are worthy and always behind your wallet for upgrading to pro for even basic blocking features so its all money game and nothing useful.
 

Greyfalcon

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Well you can easily hide your profile from such prying eyes. There are lots of tweaks within the settings itself.
Well I dont care who sees my profile. But the thing is, the app shows notifications with ALWAYS some random girl's blurred out picture in hopes that the user will upgrade to premium so that he can find out who has seen his profile.
Its like "Look! so many girls have viewed your profile! You can check who has visited your profile and find out who these girls are if you upgrade to our premium service!"
 

nRiTeCh

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Well I dont care who sees my profile. But the thing is, the app shows notifications with ALWAYS some random girl's blurred out picture in hopes that the user will upgrade to premium so that he can find out who has seen his profile.
Its like "Look! so many girls have viewed your profile! You can check who has visited your profile and find out who these girls are if you upgrade to our premium service!"
Why not directly contact that girls and ask why she is so interested in you..
 

Harpy.eagle

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Just block all notifications from truecaller. Its very small issue. At the most you would be sacrificing 'not getting notification for otps' etc like i do. Have to figure out something for it. All bank otps go into spam in my phone with truecaller and i have to manually go into app to know otp code. Thats pain in the neck but better than actual spam.
 

Greyfalcon

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Why not directly contact that girls and ask why she is so interested in you..
Lol. First of all, you can't directly contact coz you dont know who it is. They just show a picture. No number. If you want to see the number of the person who has checked your truecaller profile then you have to buy premium.
Secondly, its not actually some girl checking the profile. Anytime ANYBODY(doesnt matter if its a boy/girl/grandpa/martian) checks your profile, truecaller falsely shows a blurred out picture of any random girl in hopes that you will buy premium trying to find out who it is
Its a borderline scam
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Just block all notifications from truecaller. Its very small issue. At the most you would be sacrificing 'not getting notification for otps' etc like i do. Have to figure out something for it. All bank otps go into spam in my phone with truecaller and i have to manually go into app to know otp code. Thats pain in the neck but better than actual spam.
Ohh. I always thought blocking the notifications will also disable the caller id coz the names are always shown on top during a call. Guess there's no harm in doing it then
 
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Harpy.eagle

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Trust me I have tried over 30 popular and other apps none of them are worthy and always behind your wallet for upgrading to pro for even basic blocking features so its all money game and nothing useful.

Would love to know all apps you tried so me as well as others dont waste efforts finding out alternatives.
 
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m0h1t

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For past couple of months I am being spammed by Pokerbaazi on my Jio number. And in spite of raising multiple spam complaints they always tell that the operator found - No marketing activity. When DND had started I was spammed continuously by a company and they had to pay a huge price for it. Now it looks like operators have found ways around it and making the law toothless by claiming no marketing activity is there even though there is clearly one.
if you're using an Android phone then try the Google phone dialer, it has inbuilt spam alert like truecaller and you can blanket or selectively block spam numbers. if you can't find it on the Play Store then download from apkmirror https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/google-phone/

for texts I use MS SMS organizer. it's auto sorting algorithm is really good and puts all spam and promotional messages in one category.
 

tech.monk

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Google phone dialer
With Android 10, I got the recording feature back (I'm using Mi A3) and just like @m0h1t said - Google Phone Dialer and MS SMS Organizer does the terrific job being a freeware

On a side note, Google Phone dialer uses Google's tools (such Google My Business and other information acquired through search tools) to show the caller information which for most of the cases (especially with Marketing calls) fails but picks it up for other users once anyone flags it as spam.

The blanket ban seems to be awesome but it also affects the calls from Banks' toll-free or even with Telecom companies number (since most of these numbers fall under spam)
 

6pack

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I started getting marketing calls and spam messages after installing Google phone app. Plus it has some problem with the proximity sensor. Phone just wouldn't switch on the display after taking the call so no way to hang up. Had to press power button two three times to wake up the phone. I uninstalled it asap. I'm still getting calls and unwanted messages though. I'm guessing they put money in Jio for such things. Jio has a huge customer base to earn money off.
 

Harpy.eagle

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I started getting marketing calls and spam messages after installing Google phone app. Plus it has some problem with the proximity sensor. Phone just wouldn't switch on the display after taking the call so no way to hang up. Had to press power button two three times to wake up the phone. I uninstalled it asap. I'm still getting calls and unwanted messages though. I'm guessing they put money in Jio for such things. Jio has a huge customer base to earn money off.
kare to kare kya... Bole to bole kya aise condition me !!!
 

nRiTeCh

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if you're using an Android phone then try the Google phone dialer, it has inbuilt spam alert like truecaller and you can blanket or selectively block spam numbers. if you can't find it on the Play Store then download from apkmirror https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/google-inc/google-phone/
Google phone dialer is not at all effective compared to Truecaller and offers just 50% of features of Truecaller. Its spam engine is mostly of US so it wont block Indian spam unless reported by most of the users.
 

m0h1t

drinks like a fish
Adept
Google phone dialer is not at all effective compared to Truecaller and offers just 50% of features of Truecaller. Its spam engine is mostly of US so it wont block Indian spam unless reported by most of the users.
my experience with Google dialer has been very good in regards to spam blocking, but yes truecaller probably has a better database and a large user base to continuously steal contact info from.
 

JMak

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For past couple of months I am being spammed by Pokerbaazi on my Jio number. And in spite of raising multiple spam complaints they always tell that the operator found - No marketing activity. When DND had started I was spammed continuously by a company and they had to pay a huge price for it. Now it looks like operators have found ways around it and making the law toothless by claiming no marketing activity is there even though there is clearly one.
Just go to the pg portal, and lodge a compliant directly to ministry of IT regarding spam.. Do mentioned that you have raised several DND requests to jio and if possible mention the service request numbers as well.

This will set the wheel in motion and rest assured it will be dealt with and from then onwards jio would honor all your requests.
 

sharktale1212

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Huh, this thread suddenly came alive.
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Just go to the pg portal, and lodge a compliant directly to ministry of IT regarding spam.. Do mentioned that you have raised several DND requests to jio and if possible mention the service request numbers as well.

This will set the wheel in motion and rest assured it will be dealt with and from then onwards jio would honor all your requests.
I am sorry what is pg portal?
 

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