PrivacyStar and MetroPCS unveiled Metro Block-it, a call and text message blocking service that also allows customers to directly file complaints against telemarketers and debt collectors with the Federal Trade Commission.
Initially, the service is available for Android smartphones only, but it will soon be expanded to include BlackBerrys and feature phones.
Using the application, folks are able to block unwanted calls and text messages from individual numbers, as well as all private and unknown numbers. Once blocked, these numbers can be managed directly from the phone, enabling easy monitor of all activities and the ability to block and unblock callers and see when and how many times a blocked number has tried to be in contact. Additionally, users can report potential Do Not Call Registry and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act violations directly from their phones.
Metro Block-it is available to download on the phone via the @metro App store. Initially users get a 30-day free unlimited trial of the application and then the service can easily be continued for $1.00 per month…