If you have a BlackBerry smartphone running OS 6 or higher, you need to check out the Call Filter Pro from ToySoft Development Inc. Yes, we have seen call filtering applications that block unknown, private and undesired calls before, but this is by far one of the most user-friendly and powerful filter apps. What I like about this type of application is the freedom it brings you. How many people do you know that continuously ignore calls from the same number? Or have you heard “I’m not getting this, who’s calling?!” time and time again? Changing a number, especially from a coveted number ending in 0000, is a hard thing to do.
Call Filtering Pro can completely block a number so they won’t show up; or prevents a voicemail from being left. All they can do is call from another number, then you can block again, and so on and so forth. The application has two options when it comes to blocking calls. There’s the standard Block, which rejects the call, but lets callers leave a voicemail. Then there’s the “Pickup and Hangup” which does just that. It will automatically answer the call and hangs up almost immediately; thereby eliminating their chance to leave a message. This, of course, will use air time. Take a look at the other features:
- The First Call Filter application to support BlackBerry OS7.1
- Supports OS6.x and OS7.x
- Will not ring or vibrate when call is blocked if configured correctly on OS 7.1 ONLY
- Block Unknown and Private callers
- Block 1800 marketing calls
- Block callers NOT in Contacts application
- Block callers NOT in Call Filter PRO filter list
- Block callers in Contacts Category
- Supports both Block and Pickup and Hangup (Do not allow caller to leave voice mail)
- Works when your BB is in the Holster
- Works when your BB screen is locked or password locked
- Works with International calls
- Automatically backup all settings to the SD Card
- Restore settings and Filters from last backup
- Integrated with Native Contacts, SMS and Phone applications. Block caller directly from those apps
- Disable and Enable Call Filter PRO
Remember that if you think you may be using the Pickup and Hangup feature, make sure your voice plan has enough minutes to handle it. You can grab Call Filter PRO for $2.99 from BlackBerry App World.
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