Blocking Unwanted Calls
How it works is simple, it sends a busy tone whenever you receive a call from an unwanted or unknown number. You can block any number from your call or message log or choose to block contacts from your address book so that you are never disturbed when you're busy concentrating on something. But the most promising aspect of this application is that it allows you to match and block marketing or promotional calls starting from numbers like 1800, 1866, 1877, 1888 etc. and even allows you to match the last 3 to 10 digits to make sure that you never receive a call from a certain location.
BuzzOff is developed by ToySoft Development Inc and you can purchase the full version from its website by providing some basic information and your Blackberry PIN number. The manufacturer also provides a trial version on its website if you want to test the software before buying the final product. The setup file is in .JAD format and is approximately 746KB in size and downloads within a flick of a second. I installed the application on my Smartphone easily by using Blackberry Desktop Manager and started the application from my phone's main menu.
I could then easily import contact numbers from my call and message log to the application’s blocking list and it worked nicely with Blackberry’s address book where I was able to pick up contact numbers that I wanted to block. I quickly navigated to the preferences menu and the first option allowed me to configure the pick and hangup feature for unknown numbers. Here I was also able to match and block marketing calls starting from 1800 and the next option allowed me to match the last 3 to 10 digits of a contact number so that every call within that matching number is permanently blocked.
The last option is a checkbox that allows you to enable/disable the vibration feature while blocking calls so that you are notified by a vibration alert every time a call is blocked. After I had configured my settings I closed the application and waited for the results. The application worked in the exact same manner as claimed by the manufacturer and I faced no difficulty while blocking the configured unwanted calls on my Blackberry Smartphone. It is quite easy to configure and compact enough so that it occupies a negligible space on your system memory.
Finally, this application is compatible with all Blackberry models having operating system 4.2 or higher and you can verify the list of compatible devices at the bottom of developer’s website.