Call Control Review: Blocking those Annoying Sms (Text) and Calls

Network providers such as Mtn, Airtel, 9Mobile, Globacomm and other mobile network providers has recently joined telemarketers, scammers, ex-lovers and annoying friends to become “a pain in the neck” to their customers. Making sure that our sleep is disturbed or at most drain our phone battery.

I am sure that this is something you would like to stop from happening any longer, or isn’t it?

I am just about unleashing the secret to stopping those ever-persistence, annoying or even unwanted calls and text messages from ever reaching your phone running on the android operating system.

If you came to this tutorial while searching for “how to block those stupid text messages (SMS) from Mtn Nigeria” and not necessarily for the android app review, kindly  grab the tips below or read on for android smartphone users.

Stopping Mtn and other Nigerian Providers from sending you stupid messages and Calls

I decided to chip in this tips alongside my review to help most of our readers who are from this part of the world. Most of the codes from this telecommunication providers is what I will be using throughout this application review.

Just take note of this short codes as they are usually the highest culprit when it comes to those annoying messages and calls.

Mtn Nigeria: I have been an mtn subscriber since 2006 and do know my little secret when it has to do with stopping their spam messages and advertorial calls from ever reaching my phone.

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If you are currently using an mtn line and would like to stop those annoying messages usually from 35685, 33113, 35020, 33115 and the rest of them, you can simply send “stop” as a text message to “33111“.

This will remove you from their campaign database  irrespective of the type of phone you used in sending the text message.

For other silly messages from their various campaign eg. 4100 caller tunes services and the like, all you need do is take note of the numbers (as long as it is not coming from a name eg. MTN) and add it to your phone’s blacklist using the “call control” app for android or “mobile guard” for Symbian and other mobile phone operating systems.

Other Nigerian Networks: If you intend blocking calls and messages from networks other than MTN Nigeria, you still need follow my last guide above taking note of the numbers.

eg. Glo will usually call or text using 4040, 8888 and etc. while Airtel uses 8181

It doesn’t matter the number they use as long as you won’t be needing further messages from that number, all you need do is add them to your mobile phone blacklist using “mobile guard” for other phones or “call control” for android.

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Introducing Call Control -Android’s Best “Call and Text Blocker”

what android phone users think about the call control app

Call blocker was never my first and will unlikely be my last app for blocking unwanted calls and text messages (sms) from telecommunication network providers, telemarketers and online scammers.

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One thing with android apps is that almost every app in the play store will normally have one or two more alternatives making the store so competitive and interesting too.

The first android phone I ever used was HTC which came with a call blocking feature by default, same with my Samsung galaxy note 10.1 but most other ones like tecno android, gionee, infinix and even the one I currently use do not come with this feature by default.

At a particular point I needed a call and unwanted text messages blocker and to my uttermost amazement the  “call control app” did it just the way I wanted it done. Hence my rating it above the other apps in the market that never worked for me.

If you have difficulties getting the “call control app” to work on your phone, here are other alternatives that has worked in the past for me.

I chose to list the alternatives to save you the stress in the case of call control refusing to work well on your device or requiring you to upgrade to pro in other to unlock more numbers.

Features of call control

call control review and features

  • – Automatically blocks thousands of active spam callers reported by the community.
  • – Community Blacklist stops telemarketers, debt collectors and other spam calls before they bother you.
  • – Personal Blacklist lets you block any phone number or area code (3 entry limit in Lite version)
  • – Reverse lookup for spam callers to find out who’s calling (and it’s free).
  • – Call Log Integration – Blacklist, Whitelist and Lookup right from your Android’s Call Log.
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How to install and set up the call control app on your android phone

Just like every other android app setting up the call control app is just as easy as:

==> Launch your google play from your device menu – applications list

==>Enter “call control” from the search icon

==> Install and open while still connected to the internet

==> activate the trial version to explore all the features or simply enable the free version

call control for android review

==> Head on to the settings menu and disable “block unknown calls” and “block private calls” if you don’t want to miss your bank alerts and other important services like that.

N/b. it is advisable to leave this features turned on if you need what it provides –> Blocking all unknown / private numbers.

==> Configure other options accordingly

==> Use the blacklist feature to add those unwanted numbers including your troublesome boss and ex-lover :p

My Verdict

Call control is a great app for blocking unwanted calls and messages on any android device that do not come with this feature by default. I will gladly pay for a pro version of it but do wish the free version will start allowing as much as 100 numbers to help me block some individuals that are currently “a past history” as long as my personal life and privacy is concerned.

Call Control FREE
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Summary

Call Control is a Call Blocker app by Kedlin Company

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14 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Obasi !
    Its good to know that companies are trying hard to stop people from being scammed with useless messages and calls.Thanks for sharing this update with us .

    -Pramod

    • Thanks for dropping by Pramod, obviously you got missed up with the real tips here, we are talking of network providers using telemarketing strategies along with other scammers to disturb us by calling or messaging us every now and then for one useless offer or the other and the best app to block them from doing so.

      Call control app obviously wasn’t developed by the network providers, another company actually developed it . thanks for dropping by though

  2. How I wish this was going in Ghana as well. Airtel Ghana sends out the most spammy messages.

    • As Christopher has already replied to your comment, you can block calls and text messages from any network provider irrespective of the country. Just install the app if your phone isn’t already having the feature

  3. Thanks for sharing this post. I am really fed up of these spammy messages.

    • Thanks for dropping by Sneha, just like every other person out there, we usually get fed up at a time when this kinda messages keep dropping in every now and then.
      Even most ex-date and bosses will keep calling at times, even though they do know that such can distract us from our activities, in such cases the only option is to block them completely.

      Do have a great week buddy

  4. No way of blacklisting on my Asha 205. @Emmanuel you can do it on your phone even if you stay in Ghana

    • Is the Nokia Asha 205 currently using the Symbian Operating system? if yes you can head on to download and install the “mobile guard” app by Netquin. It’s one of the best app for blacklisting calls on any nokia S60 phone.

  5. Daniel Sitoabasi

    Thanks man for sharing this info, it’s really helpful. Finally I can block those texts. Every day I receive silly message from those numbers.

    • Thanks for dropping by Daniel, I just helped a friend whose line mtn has been bombarding with their latest promotional scam number “38430” using this app. Just hope that others turn out to find this tutorial useful.

  6. Hello Obasi,
    I am not really worried about the Nigerian network spam messages, what i am really furious about, is the kind of people’s call i receive. I always wish that there is something i can do to block those stupid numbers… But you just provide me with a solution.
    Let me go use it and block enough people in my contact :). Thanks and have a great week…

    • Thanks Babanature for being here today.
      I am so intrigued by your telling how this tutorial could help you get those unwanted numbers from disturbing your personal activities.
      I have been doing this also; blocking people in my contact that usually has little or nothing to contribute other than wasting my precious time.

  7. Hey Obasi,

    Now this is something very useful you have written about. I am relieved to know about the app that can control and block texts and call from unwanted number.

    The app seems really a cool way to get rid of troubling calls and messages and your installation tutorial is quite good. :)

    Will install it in my phone soon. Thanks for sharing the information !

    • Thanks for dropping by buddy, it’s really awesome having you around today.

      Thanks too for appreciating my tutorial, the app sure works a great deal

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