Registration

As a registered tellows user you have numerous advantages in the tellows forum. However, registration is not required to participate in our forum. Comments can be submitted as a registered or unregistered user. Registration works via OpenID.

Benefits as a Registered tellows User

Edit Comments
You can edit submitted comments in the member area or on the number detail page.

Create Personal Blacklists
Negatively rated numbers are immediately added to your personal blacklist. If you use tellows products, your blacklist automatically includes all your previously rated numbers.

benefits of a registered user

Protection Against Deletion
Comments from registered users cannot be removed without a thorough review by the tellows support. We’ll contact you if someone wants to remove your comment.

No Captcha
As a registered user you do not need to enter captchas for each comment.

Notification
The e-mail address of the user is automatically stored for notifications. When commenting, only the tick for the notification must be set.

Premium User
Comments from registered users are marked with a star symbol in the forum.

tellows Karma
The more your comments are considered helpful, the more „tellows karma“ you get. The more karma you’ve collected, the better. You can display your tellows karma in the member area.

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How Do I Become a Registered User?

Simply click on „Login“ on the tellows page in the upper area and log in with one of the mentioned OpenID accounts. Only your email address will be stored in our system for comparison. You have to select a username after the connection. With this feature we contribute to significantly improving the quality and transparency of submitted comments. Learn more about: How does OpenID work?

Member Area

The member area is available to all registered users via desktop and mobile view. The tellows apps can also be linked to your user account.
You will find the member area after the login at the top of the page. There you can

  • Access your account settings (change your username and disable notifications)
  • Manage comments (overview of all comments and editing)
  • Manage your personal blacklist (e.g. for the Fritzbox, the tellows apps or the tellows call blocker)

Manage and Retrieve Your Personal Blacklist & tellows API

Negatively rated numbers immediately are added to your personal blacklist. It is important to login with your website or to link the app with your tellows account. Your personal blacklist contains all the numbers you have rated for yourself (regardless of the ratings of other users) and, of course, all other negatively rated phone numbers on tellows.

Example: A phone number has a score of 6. You assign a score 8 when rating the number. The number then automatically ends up in your blacklist with the score 8.

You can use the blacklist with all tellows products, such as the Fritz!Box, the mobile tellows apps, telephone systems (via CSV-API) or the tellows call blocker.

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Your Personal Code to Retrieve the Blacklist

This code is associated with your user account. If you are registered on tellows and buy a product using the same email address in the shop, your data will be linked to your user account. This means you will always receive personalized blacklists including your already rated numbers.

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Using the tellows API

All tellows products use the tellows API. With the purchase of a tellows API-Key or the tellows CSV-Lists you can make individual queries. For customization, various parameters are available to refine the output of the results. This will return results with phone numbers that correspond to e.g. the desired minimum score or that have a minimum number of comments.

For a detailed look at the tellows API with all available parameters, see our documentation:
tellows API Documentation.

If you are interested in an individual solution for your company, you can join our partner program:
tellows API – Partnership Program.

Managing Your User Account and Comments

In the member area settings you can change your nickname and activate / deactivate the notifications. Registered users get news first!

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Edit Comments

As a registered user you can edit your comments. Comments can be edited directly after submission. A wrong rating, typos or additional information can be corrected quickly without having to post the whole comment again. You can edit comments in the member area under „My Comments“ or on the number detail page itself.

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Actively Participate: Support Us as a Moderator and Improve tellows!

Numerous members of the community already examine tellows for spam every day and contribute to the quality of the forum. They have an important task, because the quality of the content on our website is our top priority.

The review of individual comments by tellows is not possible, because more than 50,000 comments are submitted each month in different countries and languages. Therefore, we are grateful if we get support from the community to review comments and remove those that violate the Terms of Use.

With the moderator feature we want to improve the review and removal process of comments and help you become an even more important part of the tellows community. If you are interested in joining the moderator team, feel free to contact us via mail.