Do you have a call/SMS filtering app on your smartphone?

Jamie McKane

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Do you use an app like Truecaller that blocks spam calls, messages, or identifies unknown numbers on your smartphone?
 

UrBaN963

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Yes I use Truecaller.

I also have a built-in function that just refuses to answer unknown numbers.
 

supersunbird

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I don't have anything installed.

But I use the truecaller website to list scammers and pranksters and such...
 

C4Cat

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I just block everyone that's not in my contacts or white list. Not sure if this call/sms blocking I use is a MIUI feature or standard android but I didn't install it... I also keep my phone on silent permanently. I used to use truecaller but it wasn't working properly and was full of ads, plus I wasn't always so comfortable sharing all my contacts with them...
 

PaCiFieR

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I use Call Blocker (Android) far less resource intensive than TrueCaller. Works like a dream.
 

RVQ

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Truecaller and phone set to drop all unknown numbers
 

Ecco

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I use the standard android features for blocking calls or sms
 

Geoff.D

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Use the existing facilities available on the device, but use truecaller to ID a number if and when required, but not on a mobile device! I saw what happened to my daughters phone when she installed truecaller.
 
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The_Librarian

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At first I used the truecaller website to filter calls out, but after getting a barrage of spam SMS'es I have installed truecaller.

Somehow my cellphone number made it on a spam list, as I never received spam on this particular number before.
 

bigboy529

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Use the existing facilities available on the device, but use truecaller to ID a number if and when required, but not on a mobile device! I saw what happened to my daughters phone when she installed truecaller.


What happened to her phone?
 
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