Block Unwanted Phone Calls
Unwanted telemarketing calls have gone beyond simply ruining dinners and have traversed to the realm of impinging on work days. As people conduct more of their business and lives on their mobile phones, spam calls can interrupt people at all times of the day, wherever they are. Thankfully, there are apps that can help block some or all of these unwanted calls that can keep you from the frustration of picking up the phone and hearing something other than a human voice. These apps are generally inexpensive, and for a couple of dollars per month, can give you the peace of mind of being protected from spam calls. These apps have the sophistication to keep you one step ahead of the spammers.
Nomorobo is an aptly-named app that works on both iPhones and Android phones. There is a free version that works on users' landlines. For mobile phones, the device costs $1.99 per user per month. There are no advertisements that are shown to users on the mobile service. This app offers protection from unwanted calls at all times. Users can download the app for a free 14-day trial so they can decide if they want to sign up for paid service. Nomorobo claims to have blocked over a billion robocalls to date. It has won the FTC Robocall Challenge, which is a competition that gives cash prizes to programmers who can provide the best possible solution to block robocalls relying upon filter software. Winning this competition is a means for apps to demonstrate their actual effectiveness.
Hiya Caller ID allows for a customizable user experience. Their database can provide the user with further information about who is calling before they answer the call. Users can identify the calls that they want ahead of time, and Hiya Caller ID will block the rest of the unwanted calls. Their app is compatible with all of the major wireless carriers. The app is free to download, and they offer a seven-day free trial so users can try out the app. After the free trial ends, users can sign up for a subscription. The cost is $2.99 per month or $14.99 for the year if users want a cheaper option that saves them money on a monthly basis. Hiya screens over three billion phone calls per month and also works with business on how best to display their calls when they are placing phone calls.
RoboKiller can block over a million different robocallers from either their own numbers or numbers from which they are spoofing. They offer a 90 percent reduction in spam calls within 30 days of downloading the app. RoboKiller can audio-print scammers in order to detect them. Their app has AnswerBots that can frustrate and tie up telephone spammers. This gives users the satisfaction of giving telephone spammers the proverbial taste of their own medicine. These AnswerBots are combined with sophisticated algorithms to provide users with the maximum possible protection against unwanted calls. Users can also create their own personal lists of callers that they wish to block and can customize and personalize their own experience. RoboKiller won the 2015 FTC Robocall challenge. It costs 99 cents per month for use of RoboKiller on your mobile device, and it can work on both iPhone and Android devices.