Current Caller ID – Now Adds Call & Text Blocking

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WhitePages Current Caller ID, since it’s launch is August 2012, has helped millions of people identify over 3 billion calls and texts, and stay up to date with people most important to them with Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter feeds, plus local news and weather.

Current users are very engaged, and provide us a lot of positive feedback and suggestions on how to make Current even better. That is why I’m excited to launch an upgrade with the number one request from users – call & text blocking. Now Current lets you take control over who can contact you on your mobile phone.

Call and Text Blocking: How it Works

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Let’s say that a telemarketer calls you several times a week. Instead of hearing your phone ring, scrambling to see who it is, and thinking “not again” (or worse) when you see it’s a telemarketer, you can add that number to your block list with a simple tap and never be bothered again. The next time the telemarketer calls, they will go directly to voicemail or will be dropped altogether – depending on your settings preference.

Blocking works for texts too. Blocked texts will not appear in your phone’s text inbox or notify you, but will go discreetly into the Current app with a silent notification. Then, when you launch Current you can review the content of the text or automatically have it deleted. Think about that surprise party you are planning for your spouse. Now you can secretly plan without your spouse suspiciously noticing that you are receiving texts from her best friend.

So upgrade Current to version 4.2.1 today through Google Play, or download it if you haven’t had a chance to try it out yet. And please let us know how you use WhitePages Current, the all-in-one app with Call ID, Text ID, Social Feeds, News & Weather and now Blocking!

by Lori Roth

Lori is the Director of Mobile Products at WhitePages, and a 5 year veteran. During her tenure she's developed and executed product strategies and marketing plans for mobile offers across platforms including iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Mobile Web, and SMS.

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