For all of the convenience and functionality cell phones have provided there is one not so pleasant byproduct to our faithful pocket companion: Unwanted calls and texts. Americans block calls for many reasons, from dodging those pesky telemarketers and scammers to avoiding awkward conversations with the ex. Whatever the reason there are apps available which can help block unwanted calls and texts…and WhitePages has two of the best in the Android Google Play market.
WhitePages Current identifies calls and texts from unknown numbers in real time. It uses information from your address book, social networks, and WhitePages database of over 200 million contacts to help identify incoming numbers. WhitePages constantly adds suspected scammers to Current Caller ID’s database to alert users of incoming calls from potentially harmful numbers. Users can also add contacts, both known and unknown numbers, to a block list which can either disconnect the call or send them straight to voicemail. Launched in 2012, WhitePages Current has been downloaded over 5 million times from Google Play Store and has helped users to identify more than 7 billion incoming calls and texts.
If you are looking for more advanced call-blocking features Mr. Number is a great option. Mr. Number helps identify millions of spam calls a day and the app allows users to block single numbers or even entire area codes. By displaying user submitted comments about spam numbers you are protected with the most up to date information. Add ‘suspected spam’ to your block list and Mr. Number blocks them all automatically. It has been awarded an Appy for the Best Communication App as well as reviewed by PCMag as one of the “100 Best Android Apps”. Mr. Number is the most powerful call blocker on the market, closing in on 10 million installs to date from Google Play store.