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Block Calls on a BlackBerryBlock unwanted calls on your BlackBerry with this lightweight app! If your like me, than you know how annoying unsolicited calls can be. Say goodbye to telemarketers, and any other phone numbers you would like to block.

BlackBall allows you to block unwanted callers from your BlackBerry. If you have voicemail setup, the call is automatically sent directly to voice mail. If not, then the caller will hear a busy tone when they call you if you have filtered their number. There are a few ways to block a number. You can add numbers through the address book, call log or keyed in manually. The missed call indicator is visible on each blocked call. Depending on your CPU and memory load, there may be a slight delay before a call is rejected. This is normal app behavior.

Features

  • Filters designated calls
  • Filters calls even while on an active phone call (call waiting)
  • Add a filter from the Address Book
  • Add a filter from the Phone Call Log
  • Add a filter by directly typing in the number
  • Disable call filtering without deleting all your previous entries
  • Provides blocked call statistics
  • Allows to Block All Calls
  • Allows to Block Private (number withheld) and Unknown calls
  • Allows blocking calls that are not in the address book

Minimum Requirements: BlackBerry OS 4.5+

Compatible Devices

BlackBerry: 8100 (Pearl), 8110 (Pearl), 8120 (Pearl), 8130 (Pearl), 8220 (Pearl Flip), 8230 (Pearl Flip), 8300 (Curve), 8310 (Curve), 8320 (Curve), 8330 (Curve), 8350i (Curve), 8520 (Curve), 8530 (Curve), 8700, 8700c, 8700f, 8700g, 8700r, 8700v, 8703e, 8705g, 8707g, 8707h, 8707v, 8800, 8820, 8830, 8900 (Curve), 8930 (Curve), 9000 (Bold), 9500 (Storm), 9530/9530T (Storm), 9550/9520 (Storm2), 9630/9650 (Tour), 9700 (Bold)

Customer Review

“Superb product. I’m surprised that the developer is literally giving this product away. It has functionality that easily commands a much higher price. I have seen other products that retail for 49.95 and yet others for 2.99. This product delivers almost all of the functionality of the 49.95 app for literally zero cost. I love the functionality of being able to block calls even when I’m already on a call. I tried Call Blocker, but it didn’t have this functionality. You might really want to get a hold of this app before the price reverts to 2.99. But even if it does, it’s worth much more!” – Scott Thomas

Download Blackball for only $.99. Good until January 31, 2010.

 

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10 Comments

  1. I wish I could do this with my phone. I have the same 800 number calling me about a bill that isn’t mine, and I’ve told several people that I don’t know the person they are calling for, but after a week or so they just start calling back again. It’s very annoying.

    ~ Kristi

  2. Drats … I used to have a blackberry but I killed it in the washer and dryer cycles :( Now I just have a LG Rumour phone and have to set up distinct sound tones to identify the ones I don’t want to answer!

  3. I’ve had calls from a 0899 number, they just ring once and when you try to ring them back, it cost you a few dollars. I’ve heard the people who did this made a fortune.

  4. Thanks for the article. It really helped me out! I was this close to sell my blackberry for an htc.

  5. time to start blocking very useful info thanks..

  6. thank you exellent work

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