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New apps help firms screen phone numbers on Do-Not-Call list

Published on Jan 9, 2014 8:03 AM
A screen capture of the Hoiio telephony app which has the SpiderGate software on it. Each time a call is made from the app, the user can check the number against the DNC Registry over the Internet. -- ST PHOTO: IRENE THAM

As firms scramble to comply with the Do-Not-Call (DNC) Registry rules that are now in force, new services have sprung up quickly to help them screen their extensive call lists.

One local firm, Straits Interactive, has developed paid software called SpiderGate, which works with free telephony app Hoiio to identify within seconds if a number is listed on the DNC Registry.

The app was developed by local telephony firm Hoiio.

The service is targeted at firms from sectors such as insurance and property, whose agents are constantly on the move.

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