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  1. dgstorm

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    Good afternoon guys! I intend that your Thursday is going well. For all of the folks out there who have noticed the trend of telemarketers getting more bothersome on your cell phone over the past year or two, we have a video review above you will want to check out.

    We decided to review a handy little call blocker app from NQ Mobile. It's called Call Blocker - Blacklist and it's a very handy app if you are being inundated with voice or message spam from telemarketers. Check out the video review above for all the details.

    Here's a link to the Google Play Store to pick up this great free app: Call Blocker Free - Blacklist - Android Apps on Google Play
     
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    Cool app! Man, I cant tell you how many times I wish I had something like this to stop those cold callers. There's a company that calls me about every 2 weeks, and I tell them every time not to call. Doesn't work.
    Thanks for the app review, stormy.
     
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    My pleasure!
     
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    Awesome review @dgstorm - well done as always!
     
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    I was able to block calls without an app on my m8.
     
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    I hope this works. Thanks for the tip. I used to be able to block calls on my RAZR Maxx but the S5 won't do it consistently.
     
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    Not that I'm against using an app like this by any means, but according to the FCC...

    "placing telemarketing calls to wireless phones is - and always has been - illegal in most cases."

    It goes on to say that their are rumors going around that they're creating a sort of 411 for wireless, but this is only in an idea stage.

    As well, "Wireless phone subscribers have always been able to add their personal wireless phone numbers to the national Do-Not-Call list, either online, or by calling toll-free to 1-888-382-1222 from the phone number they wish to register. The do-not-call rules require callers that are not exempt from the rules to stop telemarketing calls 30 days after you register a number." I did this a couple years ago and rarely, if ever, receive telemarketing calls on my cell.

    Then, there's always a way to file a complaint:

    "If you receive an unwanted telemarketing call that you think violates the do-not-call rules, you can file a complaint using an online complaint form. There is no charge for filing a complaint. You can also file your complaint with the FCC's Consumer Center by calling 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice or 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) for TTY; or writing to:

    Federal Communications Commission
    Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
    Consumer Inquiries and Complaints Division
    445 12th Street, SW
    Washington, DC 20554."

    With that said, seems like this app will be able to help you block callers that are exempt from the Do Not Call rules.

    Still a great video though. I feel like it'd be easy to start using the app if I found myself in need of it after watching and I'm glad you mentioned things like dropping a current call if a blocked call comes in, because that's good to know from the start.

    Source: Truth About Wireless Phones and the National Do-Not-Call List FCC.gov
     
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    Thanks for the info @Jonny Kansas! I am actually on the Do-Not-Call list, but I didn't know about the complaint line. My app makes things even easier I suppose though. :)
     
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    Definitely quicker to tap a couple buttons in an app and stop the annoyance. I loved that Samsung added the ability to create an ignore list on the S4. Can't recall whether it's on the Note 4 as well, but I haven't had much trouble since upgrading. If they didn't, I might add this app to my arsenal.
     
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    Also, I'm pretty sure telemarketers count on people not knowing that they can file a complaint, so I'd recommend using it once in a while.
     
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