Android Privacy App Updated with Text Blocking

October 8, 2010
First Orion PrivacyStar

First Orion PrivacyStar

PrivacyStar by First Orion is a subscription service that allows users to block unwanted calls from specific telephone numbers. First Orion have now announced a new SMS text blocking feature on PrivacyStar for Android.

The original bread-and-butter service allows subscribers to block specific individual numbers or perhaps entire area codes. The tool is very versatile as it allows the users to also specify a range of numbers user ‘wild-card’ characters. This update now extends to text messages and “spam from telemarketers who use the Internet or VoIP to generate mobile spam”.

โ€œThe ability to block SMS text messages and carrier billing are two of the top requests we receive from the PrivacyStar community,โ€ said Jeff Stalnaker, CEO of First Orion. โ€œTherefore we are happy to introduce text message blocking for our Android users and very soon an easy way for AT&T and T-Mobile PrivacyStar subscribers to subscribe to our service. We will continue to listen to our subscribers about the features and functionality they want.โ€

If you are interested in this type of technology, we would recommend checking it out. There is a free 7-day trial period which then costs 2.99 (USD) per month. You may receive discounts on 6-month or 12-month billing periods. You can grab a copy from the Android Market or directly from their website, http://www.privacystar.com. If you’re using AT&T and T-Mobile you will simply be able to opt in by selecting the service on your monthly statement.

[Source: PrivacyStar]

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