WePhone App Going to ban in India
WePhone app Update: Today Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has been asked by an Intelligence Agency to block WePhone Andriod app in India. This initiative is taken to protect the caller’s identity, as you already know that by using WePhone service we can make fake calls i.e. Call Spoofing (any number can be shown on receiver phone).
As per Minister of Communications & IT Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, “A reference from an intelligence agency was received by the Department of Telecommunications to block the ‘WePhone’ App which facilitates its subscriber to spoof the Calling Line Identification (CLI) through Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) platform.”
Know How Actually WePhone App Works:
It works on a very simple mechanism of VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). When you call any number using WePhone then, WePhone routeit to its Own server which is located outside India, And From that country they callsecond person with another number. For this they only use ATA ( analog telephone adaptor ).
What is ATA:
The simplest and most common way is through the use of a device called an ATA (analog telephone adaptor). The ATA allows you to connect a standard phone to your computer or your Internet connection for use with VoIP. The ATA is an analog-to-digital converter. It takes the analog signal from your traditional phone and converts it into digital data for transmission over the Internet. Providers like Vonage and AT&T CallVantage are bundling ATAs free with their service. You simply crack the ATA out of the box, plug the cable from your phone that would normally go in the wall socket into the ATA, and you’re ready to make VoIP calls. Some ATAs may ship with additional software that is loaded onto the host computer to configure it; but in any case, it’s a very straightforward setup.