In this day and age carrying a cell phone can become somewhat of a burden. You can receive countless phone calls from people you don't want to talk to, unsolicited text messages and those oh so fun sales pitches that everyone just loves. Unfortunately there is no real easy way to identify these numbers and block them, aside from the use of a service like Google Voice. MetroPCS understands how annoying this can become and has partnered up with PrivacyStar, a well respected company supporting over one million smartphones, and they have come up with Metro Block-It.
The purpose behind this application is for users to be able to quickly and easily identify these unwanted and unsolicited calls or messages that they are receiving and putting an end to them right from their device. No more do you have to call customer service with the number and hope that they are able to put a block on it, instead you can do so right from the Block-It application. In addition users can also report Do Not Call Registry and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act violations with a few simple clicks, and reports are automatically filed on their behalf. The complaint data that PrivacyStar collects is automatically forwarded to the Consumer Sentine which houses over 1,800 law enforcement agencies, allowing them to properly act on these infringements.
We understand our customers’ needs and, with mobile devices being the primary phone and Internet device for many of our customers, recognize the need to provide them with a service that allows for uninterrupted use and control over their primary lifeline to the world,” said Tom Keys, president and chief operating officer of MetroPCS.
Block-It is now available for MetroPCS customers using an Android powered device, and the first 30 days are free. After the first 30 days users can continue with the service for only $1 a month, and the application can be downloaded through the Metro App Store on your device.