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Easy Filters Blocks Calls and Text Messages on Android Phones

If you’re looking for a flexible way to block specific numbers from calling and texting you, Easy Filter Call Blocker & SMS is an Android-based filter that is easy to configure and deploy.

Easy Filter goes well beyond simply blocking a call or text. You can set up notices to send a text message to the person you’ve blocked (you may, for example, want to let everyone know that you’re blocking contact because you’re in a meeting and will check back when you’re out). You can also vary your blocking scenario opting to block based on the block list, everyone, no one, allow only numbers that are contacts in your phonebook or you can even create a focused white list by inverting the role of the block list and blocking everyone but those listed in the application.

Hit up the link below to grab a free copy and take it for a test spin.

Easy Filter Call Blocker & SMS [via Addictive Tips]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/28/11

Comments (10)

  1. David

    If only some bright developer would come up with a blocking app that would play the “Beep-boop-beeeep We’re sorry, the number you have reached has been disconnected or is no longer in service” recording to get rid of telemarketers once and for all.

  2. Hatryst

    Ahem ahem… iPhone users?

  3. grrr

    ahem ahem fail, Shatryst

  4. mark justice hinton

    Google Voice has that option, although you have to select it per caller. Handles the repeat junk calls nicely. (Not specifically a mobile app function.)

  5. jim

    David. That’s brilliant! Mark, was your comment a response to David’s comment?

  6. Anon

    Does this option make sense?

    “Block The Block List”

    Correct me if I am wrong but what ever is in the block list should be blocked in the beginning with, that’s why its called “The Block List”.

  7. Telli

    isnt the 5th option ridiculous “Block All Except Block list” is like
    Allow all the ones I want to be blocked
    block ones that I want to receive.

    If its blocking automatically the ones in Block list, then this option is same as “Block All”.

  8. Walt

    Will it take care of the “Unknown Caller”? No name and no number.

  9. Andre

    What actions does it take for blocking other than voicemail routing? Can it forward, pick up and hold, or pick up and hang up?

  10. Mike

    I have it on my Samsung Android phone and it worked beautifully until yesterday. Now I am getting calls from a number that is on the block list! Why? I tried removing and re-adding the number and it did not help.

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