Firewall+ Pro is a call and sms blocker app. It was written by Matt Lee or I32606 on the maemo.org forums. Firewall+ Pro uses blacklists to block calls and whitelists to allow calls to go through. I tested this in the US for those that want a call blocking app without a restraining order, it works. The application is written very clearly, there are no lags, or hiccups, it works like a charm.
Before I start off this post, I'd like to write that this app was given to me for free. I did not pay for it, though I am beta testing newer versions and helping clear up bugs on the app. Anyone that wants to know that, I am disclosing it now.
I want to start off by saying that the app seems a bit high priced. At $4.99 usd, that's very pricey for an app, but it's actually not that expensive for what it does. It has a clean simple interface to use and a very easy set up process. Let's say you block your Mom's number, (sorry Mom) when your Mom calls she will automatically be sent to your voicemail without any questions asked. Mom will be none-the-wiser and assume your phone is off.
The app comes with a big list of differences from time based rules to a schedule mode as well.
Let's say you use your phone as your work phone and your personal phone. Come Friday evening you can set a white list of numbers (these are the allowed numbers) and Firewall+ Pro will accept only calls and texts from those numbers. Come Monday morning your phone can go back to Normal mode. Now there is no need to fear as the app remembers all numbers that it blocks calls and sms' from.
If you're like me, you screen calls. In this day and age I give my phone number out to many people. That doesn't mean I want them calling me after a few years or something. Or there was that girl in high school that I dumped for her best friend and she gave my number to everybody to call. Yeah I had to change my number again. There was also that stalker. To avoid all of these problems, I wish I would have had Firewall + Pro. They would have had no way of getting in contact with me at all.
Having had the app for over a week, I honestly can't find much I'd change with it. This will be one of my featured apps in my next must have apps list.
Here is the basic info as shown in the Ovi Store:
Then when you install it, this is the icon:
Then you get into the app itself, here is the start screen:
Here is a pic of the notification page:
This is a picture of the homescreen of the app it has blocked the call and sms:
Thank you Matt Lee for such an amazing app.
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