TurboCall Guide  (Rev. 1.01 Build 130601)

  • Features
  • Description
  • Interface
  • Icons
  • Menus
  • Options
  • FAQs
  • Installation
  • Registrstion
  • Reports


    Features

  • Show number location of incoming/outgoing call: Support 202 countries, US/CA 307 area codes, about 15,000 cities and 160,000 number prefixs, US number owns line type (Landline/Cell Phone).
  • Missed call and new SMS alert: Alert with vibration, voice, message window and notification regularly.
  • Incoming call firewall: Intercept incoming calls according to blacklist, whitelist or Contacts.
  • SMS firewall: Intercept SMS according to blacklist, whitelist, Contacts or keywords.
  • Privacy list: Hide all call and SMS info for numbers in the privacy list.
  • Smart dial: Input digits or letters to match contact's number or name/company.
  • Call vibrate: Vibrate on call connect or disconnect.
  • Call recording: Recording calls automatically or manually.
  • Biorhythm: Daily physical, emotional and intellectual analysis.
  • Battery log and estimate: Record battery level, calculate the average power consumption and estimate available time.
  • Alert on battery full or low: Beep twice when battery level reaches full or low.
  • Auto turn off WiFi/Bluetooth: Turn off WiFi/Bluetooth automatically after screen off.
  • More: System info display, enhanced call log, one key to shutdown/reboot...


    Description

  • Show number location of incoming/outgoing call
    Show state, city and US number's line type, and company (if it is a contact number and has) on the phone screen, support conference call (each number's location, number and name/company are visible).
    Line type is indicated with an icon before the location: '☎' indicates US Landline, '✓' is US Cell Phone and '♣' is Canada number.

  • Missed call and new SMS alert
    Missed call, new SMS(MMS), intercepted call/SMS, privacy call/SMS can be alerted with vibration, voice, message window and notification regularly.
    Voice is "You have a call" for missed call and "You have a message" for new SMS.
    Message window shows content:
    1. Missed Call: total and the most recent call info (number, number location, time and duration).
    2. New SMS: total and the most recent SMS info (number, number location, time and content).
    3. Intercepted call/SMS: total and the most recent info (number, number location, time and SMS's content).
    4. Privacy call/SMS: just total, nor more info.

  • Incoming call firewall
    Intercept calls according to list or Contacts, and record number and time. Six modes are available:
    1. Blacklist: intercept all numbers in the blacklist
    2. Whitelist: intercept all numbers not in the whitelist
    3. Black Contacts: intercept all numbers in Contacts
    4. White Contacts: intercept all numbers not in Contacts
    5. Whitelist + White Contacts: intercept all numbers not in whitelist and Contacts
    6. Blacklist + White Contacts: intercept all numbers in blacklist (but not in Contacts)

    NOTE: if Contacts changed and switch to TurboCall, synchronizing Contacts is done automatically. If not synchronized, TurboCall only uses old Contacts.

  • SMS firewall
    Intercept SMS according to list, Contacts or keywords, and record number, time, length, keyword, and content of SMS. Mode is same as incoming call firewall.
    If "SMS Keywords" is not null in options, the SMS firewall is always on.
    NOTE: if incoming call firewall is on, "¹" appears in TurboCall's title; SMS firewall is on (or SMS keywords is not null), "²" appears in title; if both on, "³" appears in title.

  • Privacy list
    Any call and SMS info for numbers in the privacy list are invisble in the device, but you can check them in the privacy log, and you can set a password for the privacy log.

    Unreviewed number of intercepted call/sms and privacy call/sms is shown on the title, for example, "2-0-0-1" means there are unreviewed 2 intercepted calls and 1 privacy SMS now. After entering intercept log, the number of intercepted call/sms is cleared. After entering privacy log, the number of privacy call/sms is cleared.

    NOTE: Only missed privacy call and received privacy SMS count and alert.
    NOTE: If you send SMS to the privacy number with deveice's Messaging, the SMS will disappear when it have been sent.

  • Smart dial
    Input digits or letters to match contact's number or name/company.
    There are two match modes:
    1. Any mode: input and match any part of a number or name/company.
    2. Prefix mode: input and match the prefix of a number or name/company.
    The info format on the right of the title bar is: "Matched items/Contacts items".
    if Contacts items is less than 100, please input at least 2 digits/letters to match, otherwise needs 3.
    To switch between digit input and letter input, long press button '0' or ' ', or slide from right to left on the input box.
    To clear input quickly, long press the backspace (◀) button or slide from left to right on the input box.

  • Call vibrate
    "Vibrate on connect", "Vibrate on disconnect" are available.
    NOTE: to make outgoing calls vibrate on connect, "USB debugging" in device's settings must be enabled.

  • Call recording
    To start or prepare for recording, slide from left to right on the number location, slide from right to left to stop.
    Recording will be available after call connect, you can prepare for recodring before connect. Recording files will be saved to the <TurboCall> directory on your SD card.
    If a call log has an icon "♬", it means there are recording files for the call, click it and select "Play Recording" to listen to the file.
    NOTE: many Android devices are not able to record call truly, so the default audio source is microphone, it means when call connect, if you want to record other side voice, you must turn on speakerphone. Of course, if your device supports recording natively, just select a valid audio source in options.

  • Biorhythm
    Biorhythms are inherent cycles which regulate memory, ambition, coordination, endurance, temperament, emotions, and much more. We each have three fundamental biorhythm cycles. Each biorhythm cycle has a particular function, and a particular life cycle. Our physical biorhythm cycle completes one life cycle in 23 days. Our emotional biorhythm cycle lasts 28 days, and our intellectual biorhythm cycle lasts 33 days. For details, please visit at:
    Biorhythm (Wikipedia) and Biorhythm.

    Show: "Phy. Value Status Emo. Value Status Int. Value Status".
    Value is from 0 to 100, >50 is the climax period, <50 is the low tide period.
    Status: ▲ is upward trend; ▼ is downward trend; ■ is the critical day.

    The date which needs special care (sort by the degree of risk):
    1. Triple critical day (3 ■) - the worst day.
    2. Double critical day (2 ■) - danger day.
    3. Single critical day (1 ■) - bad day.
    4. The peak day in the low tide period (Value is 0) - the lowest point day.

  • Battery log and estimate
    Record time and value for each battery level change (decrease or stop charging). Average power consumption is given by the recorded data, and total/left available time (to 15%) is estimated. (NOTE: stop charging or batter level increases will clear all records)

  • Alert on battery full or low
    Beep twice when battery level reaches full(100) or low(15).

  • Auto turn off WiFi/Bluetooth
    Turn off WiFi/Bluetooth automatically to save power after screen off.

  • One key to shutdown/reboot
    Long press on any one of three tab buttons to open the context menu, then select shutdown or reboot.
    NOTE: to use this feature, the device must have been rooted.


    Interface

    Main screen has 3 tabsheets: "System info", "Smart Dial" and "Call Log", the "System info" show below info:

    1. SIM: current SIM card info.
    2. Signal: show the signal value of device.
    3. WiFi: if WiFi is on (but not connected to hotspot), "WiFi" appears on the left of signal. If connected to a hotspot, "WiFi" will change to the name of the hotspot (SSID) and its signal strength.
    For example: "TPLINK -40 dBm, -80 dBm" indicates the hotspot "TPLINK" was connected, and its signal strength is -40 dBm, and the phone's signal value is -80 dBm.
    4. Bluetooth: if bluetooth is on, show the mac address of it.
    5. Battery: show "Average power consumption per day, Voltage, Temperature, Battery level". NOTE: Average power consumption per day appears only when battery log has more than one record.
    6. Status: show battery status and health. The health may be: "Unknown", "Good", "Dead", "Over voltage" or "Over heat". The status may be:

  • Normal
  • AC Charging - battery is charging via the AC contacts.
  • USB Charging - battery is charging via USB.
  • Discharging - battery at or below zero percent.
  • Full - battery is full.
  • Low - battery is low (<= 15%).
  • Very Low - battery is very low (<= 5%).
  • Unknown

    7. Memory: current free system memory size.
    8. Date: show month, day and week.
    9. Biorhythm: daily biorhythm.

    NOTE: Signal, WiFi, Bluetooth and Memory are not auto-updated, but when switch to TurboCall or screen turns on, they will be updated. And you can refresh them manually: slide from left to right on info window with text (PS. if you long press on the part without text, the context menu will pop up).


    Icons

    Below icons are shown in log, alert window, number location display, black/white list.
    ☎:US Landline  ✓:US Cell Phone  ♣:Canada number
    ★:call blacklist ☆:call whitelist  ♦:SMS blacklist  ♢:SMS whitelist
    ✖:incoming call ignored by you or outgoing call canceled by you or ignored by the other side.
    ◀:incloming call  ▶:outgoing call  ◁:missed call  ♪:missed call ringing time  ♬:recording file  ▤:SMS  ▩:MMS
    ☜:intercepted privacy call (if a number is in both black/white list and privacy list, only saved to privacy log if it was intercepted)

    NOTE: if a missed call occurred during a call, its ringing time is unknown (no ♪ icon).


    Menus

  • Battery: battery log.
  • List: edit black/white list or privacy list.
  • Log: view intercep log or privacy log.
  • Options: application options.
  • About: about TurboCall.
  • Exit: exit TurboCall.
  • Help: view this guide file.
  • Clear Call Log: clear call log (tabsheet "Call Log").


    Options

    Show number location: Show number location on call screen.

    Location Display
    Top of location: 0 is on the top of screen. NOTE: do not make it display on the hook position, otherwise you will not be able to hang up.
    Font size: font size.
    Font color: font color.
    Background color: background color.
    Background opacity: from 0 to 255, 0 is transparent, 255 is opaque.

    Call Vibrate
    Vibrate on connect: vibrate on call connect.
    Vibrate on disconnect: Vibrate on call disconnect.
    Vibrate duration (ms): the duration of vibration (millisecond).

    Firewall
    Call firewall: incoming call firewall.
    Outside the period: the second call firewall, available if not in open day weekly or not in open time daily.
    Open day weekly: open day weekly. (1:Sun. 2:Mon. 3:Tue. 4:Wed. 5:Thu. 6:Fri. 7:Sat.)
    Open time daily: open time daily. If Start time is less than End time, it is available after Start time or before End time.
    SMS firewall: SMS firewall.
    SMS keywords: SMS contains one of keywords will be intercepted. Split keywords with comma and the keyword is caseless.
    Escape keywords: do not check keywords for numbers in SMS Whitelist or Contacts.

    Alert
    Window alert: pop up a window to alert.
    Vibrate alert: vibrate alert.
    Voice alert: voice alert.
    Notificaton: System notification.
    Restart alert after call: after a call disconnect, previous alert will restart as new alert at once, otherwise the old alert will run on the original timer.
    Window font size: font size for message window.
    Alert interval (min): the interval time between each alert, default is 5 minute.
    Voice alert times: the number of times for missed call and new SMS voice alert.
    Voice volume: the volume for voice alert.
    Vibrate duration (ms): the duration of each vibrate alert (millisecond).

    NOTE: alert will stop if you click the button on pop-up window, click the system notification, or switch to TurboCall under no call situation, at the same time, the count for missed call and new SMS was cleared.

    Call Recording
    Record on incoming call: auto record on incoming call connect.
    Record on outgoing call: auto record on outgoing call connect.
    Auto turn on speakerphone: Auto turn on speakerphone when start recording.
    Audio source: if your device does not support recording natively, select the default microphone, otherwise choose one of below generally:
    Voice call: both side voice.
    Voice uplink: only your voice.
    Voice downlink: only other side voice.
    SD card path: the default SD card path is "/mnt/sdcard", if your targeted SD card path is different, set it here.

    Auto turn off WiFi/Bluetooth
    Auto turn off WiFi: turn off WiFi automatically after screen off for some time. Set 0 to disable this feature.
    Auto turn off Bluetooth: turn off Bluetooth automatically after screen off for some time. Set 0 to disable this feature.
    Do not turn off while charging: do not turn off WiFi or Bluetooth automatically while charging.
    Delay time (min): wait some time after screen off (minute).

    Misc
    Alert on battery full or low: beep twice when battery level reaches full(100) or low(15).
    Auto prefix outgoing call: add prefix 1 for the outgoing call number of different area automatically.
    Area code of phone number: set it if the SIM column in the "System info" tabsheet does not show your phone number. The area code is the first three digits of your phone numer.
    Auto sync Contacts: if Contacts changed, auto sync when switch to TurboCall. If not check this, you have to do it manually by selecting "Sync Contacts" from the context menu.
    Prefix match mode: match number prefix on smart dial.
    Maximum number of log: the maximum number for call log, intercept log or privacy log.
    Biorhythm birthday: set your birthday to show daily biorhythm.
    Privacy password: if the password is not null, you must input password before entering privacy log or options.


    FAQs

    1. The application has a huge database and so many features, but why the size is so small?
    We introduce an advanced data compression algorithm in it, and the software's code is very efficient.

    2. Some features do not work, such as vibration or recording on outgoing call connect?

    3. After revising Contacts and switch to TurboCall, why show a hint "Synchronized with Contacts!"?
    It means TurboCall has known Contacts was changed. If not synchronized, TurboCall only uses old Contacts.

    4. Why number location is not visible on the phone screen during a call?
    Delete other conflicted softwares related to phone or call firewall.

    5. Why SMS firewall does not work?
    Delete other conflicted softwares related to SMS firewall.

    6. I call a number 1xxx-xxx-xxxx, why TurboCall's call log only shows xxx-xxx-xxxx?
    It is not a bug, TurboCall just shows the number without the prefix 1. And TurboCall is able to add prefix 1 for the outgoing call number automatically - that means you can dial the number without prefix 1.

    7. My device has two SD cards, for call recording, how can I set the SD card path in options?
    You should check what the path for each SD card is firstly (many apps with file explorer can do it), if the SD card path you want to use is not "/mnt/sdcard", set it in options.

    8. I found some items of log or list not saved?
    TurboCall saves data one time each day normally, also to save when you exit TurboCall or use shutdown or reboot feature of it. In some special cases, such as pulling the battery or automatic device restart, some new data may have not been saved. So remember to exit TurboCall before doing something like restart.

    9. What does the "1/2" at the end of an item in call log mean?
    It means there are 2 calls during call, and this is the first call. Another example, if you found two consequent items: 1/3 and 3/3, but no 2/3, that means 2/3 is intercepted or a privacy call, you can find 2/3 in intercept log or privacy log.

    10. How to use firewall?
    Navigate to software options, set "Incoming call firewall" or "SMS firewall" as one of below:

    1. Blacklist
    2. Whitelist
    3. Black Contacts
    4. White Contacts
    5. Whitelist + White Contacts
    6. Blacklist + White Contacts

    If the selection includes blacklist or whitelist, select menu "List" to add/edit blacklist/whitelist.
    NOTE: black/white list supports at most one wildcard "*" for each item, and it must be at the end of line, for example, "709*" means all numbers start with 709.

    If "SMS keywords" is not null, SMS contain keywords will be intercepted no matter what "SMS firewall" is.
    Example 1: "SMS firwall" is Blacklist, and "SMS keywords" is "test". When SMS is incoming, check whether its number is in blacklist, if not, check whether SMS contents contain the keyword "test".
    Example 2: "SMS firwall" is None, and "SMS keywords" is "test". When SMS is incoming, check whether SMS contents contain the keyword "test".

    Incoming call firewall is available for the special day of week and time period.
    Example 1: Open time daily is "8:00-17:00", it is available between 8:00~17:00.
    Example 2: Open time daily is "17:00-8:00", it is available between 17:00~24:00 or 0:00~8:00.
    Example 3: Open day weekly is "23456", it is available in open time daily from Monday to Friday.
    Example 4: Open day weekly is "71", it is available in open time daily on Saturday and Sunday.


    Installation and Requirements

    TurboCall supports Android OS 2.2 or higher.

    Some features need USB debugging mode, please enable it in your device:
    Navigate to device's "Settings > Developer Options > Debugging > USB debugging" and check it.
    NOTE: OS 4.2 or higher, "USB debugging" is invisible, do the following to make it visible firstly:
    1. Open up your device's "Settings", scroll to the bottom and tap "About phone".
    2. At the "About" screen, scroll to the bottom and tap on "Build number" seven times. If a "You are now a developer!" message pop up, that is OK.


    Trial and Registrstion

    The demo verion of this software has some limitations. To order an official version, please visit at:
    http://www.allweb-soft.com/tc for more info.


    Reports

    If you have any issues, please feel free to send email to:
    support@allweb-soft.com, Thanks!