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Truecaller Nigeria is home to the spam king of the world

According to Truecaller, a Nigerian telco makes the most spam calls in the whole world.

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Truecaller, our favourite underrated call app, has crowned a Nigerian telco the Spam king of the world. 

Everyone loves when a company releases data from the past year. It helps us all understand users better, and gives great learnings for everyone. 

So when Truecaller decided to share data for calling in 2017, we knew it was a good day. 

Some interesting Truecaller numbers.

10 billion calls were made using Truecaller’s dialer. The country that took the lion share of these calls was Somalia. This country made the most calls per person in 2017, with the average person making about 19 calls while receiving 14, daily. 

The SMS king though, is Tanzania. The average user sends 10 SMSes per day and receives 16 per day.

The Spam count shot up this year.

They was a spike in the amount of spam calls this year, all over the world. Over 40 million unique spam numbers were detected this year by Truecaller. Bringing it back home, one number connected with a Telco in Nigeria made 38 million calls in a year!

At second position is our Southeast Asian cousin, India, and 31 million calls. 

Why do these Telcos make spam calls? 

Marketing. Very very annoying marketing. It would be interesting to one day see numbers of how many people actually listen to those calls. 


These numbers are clearly based on Truecaller stats alone. The Swedish company is simply a telephone directory on steroids, but not the ultimate directory of the entire world, at least not yet. And while we don't know exactly what Telco Truecaller is talking about, we have guesses.

But first, we'd like to hear yours;



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