1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Block Telemarketers

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by frederickmd, Oct 4, 2011.

?

Which is the best for Blocking Telemarketers

  1. PrivacyStar

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Call Control

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Other post below

    100.0%
  1. frederickmd

    frederickmd Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    25
    Posts:
    4
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2011

    Oct 4, 2011
    4
    0
    25
    Computer Repair
    Maryland
    My cell phone gets like 5-10 spam calls a day and i have Registered it on the Do Not CAll list.<br>I was looking at 2 apps to help
    PrivacyStar is like $20
    CallControl is like $8
    I see they both update their apps pretty regularly which is important to me.<br>i also use Whitepages with Callerid which works maybe 20% of the time for Caller id purposes ..which app would be the best to block spam calls ?
    Thanks :thinking:
     

    Advertisement

  2. sofiablak

    sofiablak Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    73
    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011

    Sep 19, 2011
    73
    4
    36
    Market Research
    I use Call Filter Pro to block calls. I dont know about other Applications but this application is one of the best.
     
  3. RDKamikaze

    RDKamikaze Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    73
    Posts:
    254
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2010

    Jul 3, 2010
    254
    57
    73
    Unknown
    I had a really nice detailed post but it looks like it didn't submit :(

    So to be short and sweet (ask if you want details again), you can do any of the following:
    1. Buy either of those apps ;)
    2. Change your voicemail to first have a fax machine beep or one of those "I'm sorry, the number you have dialed has been disconnected" or a busy signal for about 10 seconds. This wards off spam callers and they put down the line's dead :)
    3. If it's your Google Voice (GV) number, look at GV's new feature to have your phone not receive calls from the user-created spam call database
    4. Port your phone# to GV for a one-time $10 if it's your actual cell phone # having the issues. Make sure you only do this out of contract so it doesn't terminate early!
    5. Add those #s to your "block caller" list on your phone. I believe this is a native Android feature, or at least on the phones I've had.

    I had much more details but will only post them if you find this relevant lol! Best of luck, friend :)
     
  4. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    313
    Posts:
    7,687
    Joined:
    May 10, 2011

    May 10, 2011
    7,687
    4,270
    313
    Male
    I fix stuff
    Over there <points>
    Or take legal action against them because you're registered on the Do Not Call list. Report them through the Do Not Call registry.
     
  5. frederickmd

    frederickmd Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    25
    Posts:
    4
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2011

    Oct 4, 2011
    4
    0
    25
    Computer Repair
    Maryland
    lol i thought about this route but i dont have time to do this.. im suprised more people dont have experience with these 2 apps....
     
  6. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    443
    Posts:
    7,413
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011

    Jan 24, 2011
    7,413
    2,655
    443
    Gonna be hard to take legal action on your congresscritters who want the same privilege.
     
  7. AngryHatter

    AngryHatter Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    78
    Posts:
    973
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011

    Jan 21, 2011
    973
    92
    78
    QA Admin
    SoCal
    You don't have the 4 minutes it takes to report a number?:eek:
     
  8. left4dead

    left4dead Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    62
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2010

    Sep 4, 2010
    62
    6
    16
    I HIGHLY recommend Extreme Call Blocker Droid ($5.99)

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.greythinker.punchback&feature=related_apps

    I was experiencing similar issues and I settled and purchased this app 2 months ago after researching similar apps on the market.

    IMO it's the best of it's kind and the price is reasonable and the support is top-notch.

    Very customizable and you can even download ringtones.

    Hope this helps.
     
  9. sofiablak

    sofiablak Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    36
    Posts:
    73
    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2011

    Sep 19, 2011
    73
    4
    36
    Market Research
    All this no need to do you can just download Call Filter Pro. It also block Messages with Number :)
     

Share This Page

Loading...