At some point in the past couple of years, the number of daily spam calls I received went up noticeably. All of a sudden, I was dealing with multiple spam calls every day.

While some of these were recognizable (they had the same area code as the place where I first got a sim card – which is different from the area I lived in), others weren’t.

Enter Truecaller. I re-discovered Truecaller and, right after installation, it changed the game. I still get ~2 spam calls every day (I think Truecaller blocks the rest) but they’re marked as “Spam Risk” or “Telemarketer.”

Every time I see a Truecaller tagged number, I am reminded of how a “simple” service – a working spam filter – can be magical when it just works.