1. Annie_i6s's Avatar
    EDITED: DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS APP!!! It didn't work correctly AND forwarded my email to another number. When I realized that, deleted the app AND had to have my carrier reset my voicemail to my number. All is well now, and I apologize profusely for posting before I thoroughly checked it out.

    I read earlier this morning about a new app called WhoApp. It's purpose is to identify unknown callers. Here's a link to the MacRumor's Blog article

    I'm wondering if anyone else here is using it yet.
    Last edited by Annie_i6s; 05-18-2016 at 05:07 PM. Reason: Urgent update
    05-18-2016 12:30 PM
  2. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    It changed the voicemail number?
    I can see where some might need this service. I would remove my contacts first. But I don't get enough spam calls to warrant it. There doesn't appear to be malicious intent, but still...
    Last edited by Ledsteplin; 05-18-2016 at 05:45 PM.
    05-18-2016 05:32 PM
  3. Michol Kim's Avatar
    use truecaller
    05-18-2016 05:43 PM
  4. Annie_i6s's Avatar
    The app actually forwarded my voicemail to their number, and I could only access it through their app. When I realized this, I got mad, and deleted the app. Of course, this disabled my voicemail, and I had to call AT&T to have them reset my voicemail. That was very easy and only took about 5 minutes, thank goodness!
    05-19-2016 09:45 AM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    The app actually forwarded my voicemail to their number, and I could only access it through their app. When I realized this, I got mad, and deleted the app. Of course, this disabled my voicemail, and I had to call AT&T to have them reset my voicemail. That was very easy and only took about 5 minutes, thank goodness!
    It doesn't appear to be anything malicious though. It's what they have to do to make the service work. It does seem creepy though.
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    05-19-2016 10:21 AM
  6. adam_teltech's Avatar
    The app actually forwarded my voicemail to their number, and I could only access it through their app. When I realized this, I got mad, and deleted the app. Of course, this disabled my voicemail, and I had to call AT&T to have them reset my voicemail. That was very easy and only took about 5 minutes, thank goodness!
    Hi Annie! Thanks for trying WhoApp. I'm sorry the experience wasn't what you expected. As Ledsteplin had said, our technology requires voicemail to go through us, similar to that of other services like Google Voice and YouMail.
    Ledsteplin likes this.
    05-19-2016 12:09 PM
  7. SpasticPat's Avatar
    Hi I downloaded and had the same problem, I'm not getting any voicemails at all now. I'm on tmobile, any idea how to get this fixed?
    05-20-2016 10:36 PM
  8. gizbug's Avatar
    Hi I downloaded and had the same problem, I'm not getting any voicemails at all now. I'm on tmobile, any idea how to get this fixed?
    delete the app
    05-21-2016 12:34 AM
  9. Annie_i6s's Avatar
    Hi I downloaded and had the same problem, I'm not getting any voicemails at all now. I'm on tmobile, any idea how to get this fixed?
    Simply deleting the app will not correct the problem with your voicemail. I had to call my carrier which is AT&T, who was able to remedy the situation within about five minutes. I'm sorry that you had the same problem that I did. After reading a lot about this issue in the comments section on the article by Mac Rumors, i'm glad I deleted the app and I won't be giving it a second chance.
    SpasticPat and Rob Phillips like this.
    05-21-2016 05:31 AM
  10. Steve Gonzales1's Avatar
    It's not "creepy" at all. This is similar to how Google Voice intercepts voice mails and gives you more features as well. When you pasted **004*.... into the dialer, you to told AT&T's switch to reroute your voice mails; note that the app did not make the change, you did when you dialed the **004*.... There is another command (not sure what it is) to revert back. I think this is part of the PCS or GSM standard built into cell phones for the past two decades.
    https://forums.att.com/t5/General-De...g/td-p/4786894
    Rob Phillips likes this.
    05-21-2016 01:48 PM
  11. Annie_i6s's Avatar
    While I had the app installed, it failed to block a call that turned out to be a spammer. The app simply did not work for me.
    Last edited by Annie_i6s; 05-23-2016 at 09:21 AM.
    05-21-2016 03:20 PM
  12. adam_teltech's Avatar
    Hi I downloaded and had the same problem, I'm not getting any voicemails at all now. I'm on tmobile, any idea how to get this fixed?
    SpasticPat: Please contact support through the app. They can help you there!
    05-23-2016 10:21 AM
  13. SpasticPat's Avatar
    Thanks, I did **004* and that seems to have corrected it
    05-23-2016 10:37 AM
  14. anna_rose23's Avatar
    Hi There,

    Hoping you can help - I am unable to set the call forwarding for WhoApp up. When I copy and paste the phone number then dial, the call immediately fails. I have tried different *-- combinations in front of the 10 digit number provided in case Verizon has a different formula and still no luck. I am missing important voicemails that are time pressing that I do need for work purposes and also a lawsuit I am filing.. I am afraid to delete the app as I've seen that will delete the messages but also really want to just retrieve them and turn the forwarding off to avoid any future issues. Any ideas?

    Thanks!
    06-02-2016 10:43 PM
  15. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Hi There,

    Hoping you can help - I am unable to set the call forwarding for WhoApp up. When I copy and paste the phone number then dial, the call immediately fails. I have tried different *-- combinations in front of the 10 digit number provided in case Verizon has a different formula and still no luck. I am missing important voicemails that are time pressing that I do need for work purposes and also a lawsuit I am filing.. I am afraid to delete the app as I've seen that will delete the messages but also really want to just retrieve them and turn the forwarding off to avoid any future issues. Any ideas?

    Thanks!
    Try contacting Support through the app.
    06-03-2016 10:34 AM
  16. anna_rose23's Avatar
    Hey there - thank you! Unfortunately I can't even get that far.. I'm stuck at the setup instructions screen. I double checked the website's support section too (Want to know who?s calling? - WhoApp) and that wasn't helpful.

    I'm thinking of maybe just going to Verizon to see if they can somehow retrieve my voicemails and then deleting the app.
    06-03-2016 10:21 PM
  17. Barry Wulfe's Avatar
    You apparently ignored all of the information provided during the setup process. The app specifically states that in order for it to function, you must allow it to intercept all calls sent to your regular voicemail. It also points out the fact that it CAN NOT automatically block calls. (The iOS operating system does not permit developer access to such functions.)

    What WhoApp does do, is provide you with caller ID information for numbers coming in, without full identification. This allows you to ignore telemarketing, spam and other unwanted calls. If you want to completely block a number; you have to do that via the iPhone's phone app. Go to "recent calls" and locate the number you want blocked. Select the circled "i" button, to the right of that number. This will bring up a screen; where you can choose to have that number blocked.

    Regarding your voicemail and uninstalling the app; WhoApp informs you that it is creating a new voicemail system (since, in order to function, it must intercept calls destined for your carrier's/apple voicemail, in order to identify the caller.) The final step of installation, sends you to a web page; which provides you with full uninstall instructions. Those instructions include the following:

    To deativate WhoApp, please find your carrier and follow these instructions (include all special characters * and #):

    AT&T: call this number, ##004#: If that does not work call ##61#, then call ##62#, then call ##67#

    T-Mobile: call this number, ##004#

    Metro-PCS: call this number, ##004#

    Sprint: call *730, then call *740

    Verizon: call *73: if that does not work call *920, then call *900

    US Cellular: call *920 then call *900

    WhoApp was created by a developer who won a $25,000 competition, sponsored by the FCC. The goal was to create the best application to assist individuals in avoiding annoying Spam / telemarketing calls. While the FCC has had its "Do not call" registration list for several years; scammers and spammers will simply ignore that list. This is one of the few options available to iPhone users to avoid such nuisance calls.
    06-07-2016 02:31 PM

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