While I have come to accept that a few might slip through the cracks, getting these calls on my cell phone is completely unacceptable, which is why I’m happy to have discovered Lookup+ by PrivacyStar.
This mobile app for iOS, Android and Blackberry is a glorified telephone directory/operator/super sleuth that lets you do things like report violations and telemarketers; add your number to the Do-Not-Call Registry (again); look up residential and business phone numbers, and, the best part, reverse lookup any incoming number.
Does that 947 number keep calling but you have no idea who it is? With Lookup+, you can simply type the number in and it will tell you the name or business that the number is coming from. How genius! And while iOS prohibits call blocking (only carriers provide the functionality–which, lame), Android users can rejoice: You’ve got call and text blocking directly from the app.
The app also acts as a phone directory, letting you look up any phone number in your area or any area you designate. You can rely on the icons representing general categories like Pharmacy, Food, Coffee Shops, or simply type in the number you’re looking for. All of this for a nominal fee, plus the ability to prevent those dinner time calls from happening–yeah, I’d say it’s worth it. –Jeana
Lookup+ is available for $2.99 on iTunes. The app is also available on Google Play and Blackberry, but note that it is called PrivacyStar Text & Call Block and is available for a free 7-day trial. If you wish to continue the service on your Android or Blackberry device, the cost is $2.99/month.