Many of us are users who suffer calls from unknown phones at nap times, first thing in the morning or shortly before 10 o’clock at night. The reason is none other than trying to catch the unemployed user to be able to offer, in general, a series of services.
Fortunately, for this type of problem so annoying, we have at our disposal different options in the form of application, applications that complement each other, so we can use more than one application simultaneously. Here we show you how to know who is calling us with an unknown number.
Telephone operators, insurance agencies, commercials of all kinds … any person or company can be behind a phone number that we do not know. Some users choose to cut to the chase when we realize without realizing this type of calls by informing our interlocutor not to call us again, something that unfortunately does not happen and over time we receive a new call.
Although it is not as well known in the market, Hiya is one of the most complete and easy to use call identification systems that we have available in both iOS and Android. Hiya allows us to create and maintain a blacklist of blocked phone numbers so that at all times they are classified as spam and the call does not ring on our terminal or divert it directly to voicemail.
If any number skips the application, we can report it to the application to contribute to the database and other users benefit. It also allows us to identify any phone number, even SMS that is not on our agenda or that is similar, by numbering, to others that are in the application’s registry. Another advantage of this application is that it updates almost daily every time we open it, so every day we have new phone numbers.
True Caller is available in two versions, one of which also allows us to record phone calls (only in the Android version), does not show ads and allows us to request the identity of up to 30 unknown phone numbers per month. However, with the free conversion, we have more than enough most mortals, since it allows us to identify virtually any phone number that calls us.
In addition, it also allows us to directly block spam and telemarketing calls in addition to SMS, and block telephone numbers by series. It also offers us a messaging platform to chat with our friends, a feature that does not quite make sense in this type of application. If our smartphone has two SIMs, there is no problem, since the application works with any call that is received, not with the terminal’s main or secondary line.
Another of the great applications available in both Android and iOS to block calls from spam phones, is Call Blocker, an application that will automatically block both calls and SMS from companies registered in its database. It also offers us the possibility to check phone numbers through your database or even add new ones if you have managed to skip the application filter.
This application offers us the telephone numbers of both Spain and Latin America, so the other applications have not been able to help you, maybe if you do. Within the configuration options, Call Blocker allows us to block any phone number that is not in our contact list, international calls or all those calls that we receive with hidden numbers.
If you are looking for an application that does not require an internet connection to update continuously, Whoscall is the application you are looking for. It has a database of more than 600 million phone numbers that have been identified as spam or telemarketing. Like the rest of the applications, it allows us to block any type of call like the SMS of all the numbers included in the agenda of this application.
CallApp not only offers us an application to quickly identify phone numbers considered spam or related to telemarketing, but also allows us to record calls, so we can have a physical test if we need at any given time. Every time we receive a call, the name of the company to which it is linked will appear on the screen of our terminal, which will allow us to quickly decide if we want to pick up the call or not.
Call recording allows us to record both incoming and outgoing calls and easily share them from the application. This application also allows us to always keep updated the phone numbers of our contacts through different social networks, a plus that may be enough for some to opt for this application.
Due to the restrictions of iOS, this application is only available within the Android ecosystem, where there is no problem when using an application to record phone calls that we make or receive.
Caller ID Pro
We finalize the collection of the best applications to block phone numbers with Caller ID Pro, an application that works under subscription and is focused on users who need to know at all times who is calling them. The database of telephone numbers that shows us is updated daily.
Regarding the functions, Caller ID Pro offers us practically the same functions that we can find in any other application that we have commented on in this article. The price of subscriptions goes from 10.49 euros per month to 31.99 euros per year, if we pay all year. If we are clear that this is the application we need, we can choose to use the lifetime license that has a price of 54.99 euros.
Caller ID Pro is only available for devices managed by iOS, ie for the iPhone only and exclusively. At the moment there is no version available for Android.
Block calls without applications
If we do not want to make use of this type of application and do not mind picking up any other call that we receive at unsuitable times, we can choose to directly block that number directly from our terminal, either an iPhone or Android.
Block a phone number on iPhone
- First of all, we go to the call register.
- Next, we click on the I that is shown at the end of the phone number that we want to block.
- In the details of that phone number, we find the option Block this contact.
- By clicking on that option, iOS will inform us that we will not receive any calls or text messages from that contact.
Block a phone number on Android
- Within the call log, we must click on the phone number we want to block. If we have it stored on the agenda, click on the name.
- When pressed, a menu will be displayed that allows us to: Send a message, Block / Mark as spam and Call details. We click on the second option.
- Next, we just have to confirm that we want to block that phone number to stop receiving both text messages and phone calls.