The reasons behind blocking someone from calling or texting you can be manifold. You might want to get rid of a pestering telemarketer from your phone or internet provider, fend off the relentless attacks of an unfunny prankster way too amateurish to hide their own phone number, ensure that your boss leaves you alone on your day off, or completely erase that ex from your life who has a tendency of drunk dialing. Call blocking, of course, can have more serious reasons which are in no way joke material, but regardless of the source from which the negative energy that unwanted calls bring into your life, these call blocker apps for android will reinstate your peace of mind by completely erasing said sources in only a few taps and swipes.
Calls Blacklist – Call Blocker
Calls Blacklist – Call Blocker is a free, lightweight app with the ability of blocking calls and text messages. It’s amazingly easy to use, all you have to do is add unwanted numbers to the blacklist or enable a blocking option from a selection of three: unknown numbers, private numbers, and all calls, which should rather be known as either “It’s my day off, eff off” or “I’m on holiday and way too busy drinking cocktails”. Calls Blacklist lets you to keep a journal of blocked calls and text messages, block numbers by prefix (in case you have a grudge against certain mobile network carriers), and load and save blacklists.
Mr. Number – Block Calls and Spam
Mr. Number is a multifaceted app that lets you block not only unwanted calls and text messages, but also identify and prevent spam, scam, and fraud. With Mr. Number’s superhuman blocking abilities, you can block calls and texts from a person, an area code, or even the entire world. In our humble opinion, the developers should have extended the scope of Mr. Number’s blocking range to intergalactic measures, but maybe Hiya Communications’ staff has never been prank called by the flying octopuses from Alpha Centauri infamous for their tasteless jokes. As for Mr. Number’s other features, you can report spam calls and texts so that other users are warned, and with the automatic caller lookup for all numbers in your device’s history, you can easily find the numbers you never again want to see pop up on your phone’s screen.
No offense, but something must have gone terribly wrong at the creative meeting aimed at coming up with a catchy name for Call Blocker, but since we mean no harm, let us just say that the app’s minimalistic name helps in accentuating what really matters: the content, i.e. its features. These features include a blacklist to which you can add numbers you want to block, a whitelist for numbers you have no intention of blocking, record logs of rejected numbers, and last not least three block modes: block blacklist, which speaks for itself, allow whitelist, which blocks all non-whitelist numbers, block unknown, and the ever-important block all calls.