Callblock: Adblock for unwanted calls App Description & Overview
Callblock is the first app that lets you stop telemarketing phone calls in iOS (https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/07/callblocks-new-ios-app-will-block-calls-from-over-2-million-telemarketers/), with the world’s biggest directory of telemarketers – now over 3,000,000 classified entries from over 100 countries!
You love your iPhone – except sometimes the phone part and, in particular, the telemarketers often on the other end of the line. Telemarketers make 148 million annoying, time-wasting calls per day according to consumer group Private Citizen and do-not-call lists (where available) do not work (and weren’t even meant to for many types of telemarketers) according to governments themselves. Callblock helps prevent these calls.
The app blocks unwanted telephone calls not iMessage, SMS, or MMS messages. To allow Callblock to block calls:
1. press the Home button on your iPhone,
2. tap the “Settings” app,
3. tap “Phone” > (under “Calls”) “Call Blocking & Identification”, then
4. toggle the “Callblock” switch on.
To unblock calls or to add missing or misclassified callers, navigate to the Callblock app.
Enabling Callblock or making changes in the app may take up to a minute to take effect.
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Callblock was created and is maintained by Rocketship, an award-winning app studio whose mission is to design and develop the finest mobile and web experiences.
Improved VoiceOver support more, updated preloaded telemarketer directory.
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Worth a try
I'm going to give this app a try. I am going to wait to decide until it has time to be fully functional (with all the database downloaded ) then I will provide a fully informed review. I get A LOT of junk calls. I know I can block them with the iPhone but that takes a lot of time for the amount of calls I get. If it works out will definitely be worth it.
Just installed, paid version. Unhappy
A 20 minutes later, got a junk call. Not so happy. Added the call to the app. So far, no joy.
Cancelled subscription. Looks like I still have access for 30 days. Will use this period to evaluate further.
UPDATE: just got an email
From these guys. Said it takes a while to download the millions of numbers. Ok then. Well, even now - some time later. No Joy. I wrote them back and said it does It work. Period. What an insult, getting a standard email from them. I already voted by getting my refund.
Wish there was a consumer warning button.
Terrible support, terrible upgrade
Bought it when it came out last year. It was never that effective. But I felt it was better than nothing.
After recent upgrade, it lost my subscription status. I followed instruction to contact support with receipt, after a week I still haven't heard from them. I've deleted the app and back to manual blocking
EDIT: I did follow FAQ instruction and emailed receipt as I already stated in my review above. Still no response yet from your support. But only reply on here
Worked okay for a while
By David Kovsky
Update: it has improved again so I'm bumping this up to 4 stars. I just hope they can keep up with the spammers.
It feels like they've given up. I'm back to manually blocking callers that show up as spammers in google searches.
Does not work. Do not use.
1.) It is not free, requires a $20/year or $2/month subscription. No free option, it just stops working.
2.) If does not work. Literally an hour after I downloaded and subscribed, I received another junk robocall that it did not block or tag. I added it to the system but I can already block callers on my iPhone. Why would I pay $20/yr for something that the iPhone already can do.
3.) Even for your $20 the support does not care, is not knowledgeable and is either slow to respond or just unresponsive in general.
Considering I can block any phone number on my iPhone. I do not want to pay for something I already have.
This app has been really effective for me, significantly better than most of the other call blocking apps out there! A very small price to get rid of the huge unwanted call headache.
Love this app
Easy to blocks all the unknown numbers and spam calls that call to my phone number every day. Now my phone is nice and quiet.
The app is free but the second you download it makes you pay for a subscription. Two thumbs down
I highly recommend this app for anybody who does not appreciate getting telephone calls from unknown numbers over and over again. No more fraud, telemarketers, IRS scams and contacts that I don’t want calling! It’s a great peace of mind
Fails to identify most calls
It has identified only six out of over fifty spam/robo calls received since last October.
A great App
By Trang jenn
This application is very useful to me, protect me avoid the hassle by the call from the spam or unwanted. The interface is also very smart and easy to manage and use. I will recommend this App for my friends!