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Wouldn’t it be great if you always knew the origin of every phone call you receive? We get so many marketing calls and scam calls Should You Record & Share Calls from Telephone Tech Support Scammers? Should You Record & Share Calls from Telephone Tech Support Scammers? You've seen the Windows tech support scam on YouTube; you've had some calls yourself. But is it a good idea to record these calls, or simply hang up and move on with life? Read More that it makes you want to throw your phone into the nearest puddle.

If you’re on Android, you’re in luck. You can keep your phone dry by installing an app called Phone2Location from the Google Play Store.

Phone2Location is a caller ID and location tracker How to Use an Android Smartphone as a Tracking Device How to Use an Android Smartphone as a Tracking Device Need a GPS tracker? Use your Android device! Read More . It lets you see the city, state, country, and network carrier of phone calls you receive on your device. Calls received from outside the five supported countries will only show the call’s country of origin.

The five supported countries are: United States, United Kingdom, Canada, China, and India. The developer is working on support for other locales.

Download: Phone2Location (Free)

What Other Features Does It Have?

In addition to the on-screen information when you receive a call, the app boasts some other useful features for users.

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They include an address book that sorts your contacts by location (city/state/country), the ability to block numbers from unwanted callers, and two different themes.

There is also a Premium version, which costs $7.99 for a lifetime license. It removes ads from the app and adds three additional themes, bringing the total number to five.

The app does a few restrictions you should be aware of:

Do you have Phone2Location installed on your phone? Have you been impressed with the amount of information it includes? We’d also love to hear from iPhone owners. What apps do you use that have a similar functionality?

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  1. Jonathan Cohen
    December 15, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    If it's a hangup call, or you get the same number frequently, try Googling it (e.g. xxx-xxx-xxxx in North America). Nine times of out ten, the search results will tell you if it's a robocall or boiler room operation...