Nearby Numbers

Microsoft has launched a new app specifically for the Chinese market called Nearby Numbers for Windows 10 Mobile. It's been made to integrate with the Phone app to help users find a phone number from the 80 million that are listed by China Telecom 114.

This app was actually seen a while ago in earlier Windows 10 Mobile builds but has apparently just gone live to the public in China. Here's an overview of its features:

  • Start searching online right from the Phone app, then call right away.
  • Find phone numbers for places quickly. When dialing in the Phone app, press the keys that match the first few characters of the place's name, then start searching online with Nearby Numbers.
  • Search by category or keyword when you don't know the exact name of the place.
  • Open Nearby Numbers from the App list to do more. For example, track the status of a package you're expecting.

Again, Microsoft has launched Nearby Numbers for Chinese users only. It's unknown if the app will be adapted for other markets like the US. There's also apparently a Windows 10 version of this same app planned but at the moment it doesn't appear to work for that platform.

Download Nearby Numbers for Windows 10 Mobile (China only)