There are so many spam messages out there, from your email to phone calls to text messages. Marketers and scammers will try to get to you any way they can. Lifehacker proposed a few novel solutions, PrivacyStar included as one of the better text blocking apps out there. What you might not know, however, is that PrivacyStar does a lot more than just block text messages.
What Does the PrivacyStar Android App Do?
- Advanced caller ID
On your phone, when someone you don’t know calls you, the only thing that appears is the location that your carrier determines by the area code. It doesn’t show the name of the company calling you or watch for numbers that don’t actually exist. PrivacyStar’s app shows you more, including the name of the company, and blocks fake numbers from reaching you.
- Directory assistance
- Blocks text messages and phone calls
Our app is smarter than the rest—so smart, you can set it to block texts and calls from the top reported numbers using our SmartBlock feature. You can also set it to block entire groups of numbers based on phone number digits, perfect for blocking a pesky company that has multiple lines. And, of course, you can simply block one or two numbers—or thousands.
- Do Not Disturb mode
You can use the PrivacyStar app to send calls from callers you want to reach you directly to your voicemail when you’re busy. No more worrying about getting a call at an inopportune moment.
- Provides a permanent record of who calls you for legal action
If you’re being harassed by debt collectors or telemarketers are breaking the law when they call you, you might be able to receive up to $1,500 per call! But keeping the right records is important for this strategy. Without proof of the call, it’s harder for you to build your case.