Nowadays, an increasing number of unwanted calls from telemarketing agencies or scammers has been a real problem. If you have been receiving those worthless robocalls with neither your phone's built-in call blocking feature nor FTC's Do Not Call Registry being able to help, you can use one of the third-party robocall blocker apps to block any spam calls. These robocall blocker apps can filter unwanted calls and also help us to recognize spam numbers.
This article is to introduce 5 effective and trustworthy robocall blocker apps for iPhone and Android. Not all are free, but you are able to have a trial use first.
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1. Nomorobo Robocall Blocking
Nomorobo has a high reputation in the call blocking services. With a database of 655,000 identified spam numbers which keep growing with 1,300+ new robocallers identified every day, Nomoroba can effectively help block annoying robocalls, telemarketers, and phone scams. But don't worry, useful robocalls from schools, etc., won't be blocked. It can really bring peace and quiet back to your phone. Also, your privacy is valued since the app won't access your contacts or call logs.
Besides blocking unwanted calls on iPhone and Android phone, Nomorobo also works on VoIP landlines for free.
Nomorobo Robocall Blocking app is free for 14 days. After that, it's $1.99/month.
Hiya is a useful call blocking app. Based on a database of hundreds of millions of phone numbers, Hiya can not only block unwanted calls but also messages. When a call comes from an unknown number, Hiya can identify it as a suspected spam, a potential fraud or a telemarketer. Then you can choose to block it and send it to voicemail or blacklist the unwanted phone number. Also, Hiya offers reverse phone number lookup and caller ID security protection, which can not be normally found on a call blocker. With reverse phone number lookup, you can find out if the unknown caller is spoofed or legitimate.
The app is free with no ads.
RoboKiller is a great app to stop unwanted calls from telemarketers and scammers. It enables you to identify unfamiliar incoming calls and blocking unwanted spam and robocalls automatically. Furthermore, you can take little revenge on RoboKiller's answer Bots, which can automatically answer your spam calls, wasting the spam callers' time. Then if you want, you can listen to the blocked calls and see how the spam callers have been pranked.
RoboKiller offers monthly and yearly subscriptions, with a 7-day free trial.
Truecaller is a multi-purpose call blocker. Not only that it can automatically identify unknown numbers, block spam calls and messages and information, it can also record important phone calls, backup your call history, contacts, and settings to Google Drive, pay mobile bills (which is only available in India). If you want to make things easier, you can even block all spammers that are in the Truecaller database in one button.
It is free with ads and to remove ads and unlock advanced feature such as call recording, upgrade to the Premium version.
5. Call Blocker
Call Blocker is good to block unwanted and spam calls automatically. You can add the unwanted number to blacklist and stop the numbers from calling or sending messages to you. Moreover, you can add numbers that don't need to block to the whitelist. This app is small in size, which will take little CPU resources of your phone.
The app is free and ad-supported.