Monday, March 12, 2012

5 Free Apps to Block Unwanted Calls on Android Smart Phone

She was crying aloud, and my wife sitting on the passenger seat of the car curiously followed up my phone conversation… They have separated two weeks ago, but he is calling her three times a day, driving her mad. She was ready to change the phone number, and she was asking for advice…

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What can I say? Since my friend has a smart Android phone, there is no need for her to change the number. There are quite few applications, and I would say, mostly, good applications, allowing blocking calls from the particular number, or multiple numbers, you decided to blacklist.

In this post, I will provide some brief listing of the top freeware Android applications, which will do for you what personal assistant can do – filter your incoming calls.

  1. Mr. Number

Mr. Number is probably one of the most applications for Android to block unwanted calls and SMSs. It is equipped with really powerful call blocker. You can block texts and calls from a person, a business, a prefix, or the world. Block calls and texts from any phone number, any area code or prefix, all private and restricted calls, or block everyone except your contacts. You can chose to pick up and hang up on some callers, and send others to voicemail – decision is yours, and the applications gives you all necessary tools for that.

Among other distinctive features is automatic reverse lookup for every number that is not in your contacts, outbound and inbound. So, you can catch the unwanted person calls even when call is made from unfamiliar to you number. Note that this Caller ID feature is only available in the US for now.

Rating: 4.4 (from more than 46K reviewers)

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  1. Call Control – Call Blocker

Call Control – Call Blocker is also belongs to the group of the leading Android applications on the market for blocking unwanted calls and SMSs. The interesting feature is pre-loaded Community Blacklist, generated from Community reports and FCC complaints, blocking thousands of spam and unwanted calls / text messages right out of the box.

The problem that the application switches to Light version with limited features after 14 days of trial period. In Light version, your personal blacklist is limited to 3 numbers only.

Rating: 4.3 (from 16K reviewers)
  1. Call Blocker

Call Blocker is another free application for calls and messages filtering. Among extra features its ability to backup your contact list to transfer it on another phone, even on another platform as Symbian or Blackberry. The same disadvantage as in the previous program - some additional features, as Private Space (ability to hide some icons from the main screen), for example, are available in the premium version of the program only.

Rating: 4.3 (from more than 10K reviewers)

  1. Private SMS & Call

Private SMS & Call is a simple and straightforward application which allows blacklisting and blocking SMSs and phone calls as firewall.

Rating: 4.3 (from about 10K reviewers)

  1. Call Filter

Free version of the Call Filter supports blocking unwanted phone calls only, so if you need to add SMSs, you will have to migrate to the PRO version, or choose another program from the list.

Rating: 4.2 (from more than 9K reviewers)


sell cell phones online said...

Great apps, for annoying unwanted calls.

Anonymous said...

I used Call Control for a few months, but I uninstalled it today because it "notifies" me each time *I make a call out*. I find it annoying to tell me that I made a phone call.

I'm trying Mr. Number now, but won't know how I feel until I've used it a few months.

Tasnik Khan said...

NQ Call Blocker (Number 3) is a piece of crap! It simply doesnt work.

Tasnik Khan said...

Call blocker is absolute crap! It worked for a few days and simply stopped altogether afterwards

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