PrivacyStar is a full-featured call protection solution for your smartphone from industry leader, First Orion. First Orion and PrivacyStar have been prominently featured by trusted news outlets such as:
"PrivacyStar won’t just tell you who it is, but also identify the caller indicating how likely they are to be an annoying telemarketer." -- TechCrunch
"PrivacyStar uses larger databases of untrustworthy numbers to preemptively block calls from the outside." -- The Verge
• Block any caller
• Stop Scams
• Reverse Number Search
• Block by Call Category
• Report fraudulent calls to FTC
• Protects your Privacy
Description of Features
BLOCK CALLS –You decide which numbers or callers to block, both individually or by category. You can quickly add any phone number to your personal block list.
STOP SCAMS– PrivacyStar automatically stops all known scammers, spammers, and stops fraudulent callers from bothering you. The database is updated every six minutes to ensure that your app receives the most accurate information available.
REVERSE NUMBER SEARCH– Unlimited reverse number lookups enable you to check any number, at any time. PrivacyStar will return a result displaying both the owner of the number and why that number may be calling.
PROTECTS PRIVACY– We take privacy seriously. Your contacts are YOUR contacts! Unlike other apps, PrivacyStar never shares or sells your personal contact list. Your contact list is only used by the app to aid and enhance your experience with incoming calls on your device.
BLOCK CATEGORIES– Tired of telemarketing and survey calls? PrivacyStar enables you to block entire call categories automatically! Block scammers, nuisance calls and more!
REPORT CALLERS– File complaints against abusive or aggressive callers directly from the app. These complaints are sent directly to the FTC to stop nuisance callers from bothering you. PrivacyStar, powered by First Orion, is the leader in FTC nuisance call reporting.
IDENTIFY CALLS– PrivacyStar will identify both the WHO and the WHY of any call! Enhanced call log and call detail information provides you with all available call detail, putting you in control! Real-time CallerID displays the caller name and any available additional category information.
FREE FOR 7 DAYS– Try PrivacyStar for 7 days and receive both BASIC and ENHANCED features. After the trial period ends, use the app for free with the BASIC features which will block scams and allow you to report abusive callers. Our monthly subscription to PrivacyStar includes both the BASIC and ENHANCED features. Payment will be charged to iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. The account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable.
BASIC PROTECTION (FREE)
Always free to protect you from the worst types of callers:
• Automatic detection & blocking of known scam numbers
• Unlimited reporting of abusive callers to FTC
Monthly subscription to PrivacyStar:
• Unlimited call blocking
• Customized blocking by caller category
• Real-Time CallerID
• Reverse number lookup
• Real-time call interaction with PrivacyStar’s Call Cente
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*Real time Caller ID requires a network connection.
App improvements and enhanced on-boarding experience.
Ratings and Reviews
Biggest scam on the App Store
So I wanted to give this app about 6 months before reviewing, here's what I think so far. So the protection has been adequate at best. And, while I still get tons of robocalls, I do know that indeed the app is working because of all of the privacy star voicemails. But that isn't my gripe. It's that fact that Mr. Number does the exact same thing as this but for FREE!!! Couple that with the fact that caller id never works and protection that is sub par at best is the reason for that 2 stars lol. Oh yeah and by the way I remember using Mr. Number from my blackberry days so there's another option that has been around for just as long if not longer that is completely free while giving similar if not better results.
Very functional, but still new
The app does exactly what it claims to do! I was recieving "free crusie" offers several times a week, and since I've downloded the app a few weeks ago, I haven't recieved a single one! The lookup sometimes has odd names, but overall the app works exceptionally well. After measuring for a few days, it takes less than 4% of my battery over the course of the day.
I would occasionally experience a reboot as described in some other reviews, but since upgrading iOS I haven't had the problem any more!
Has made a big difference!
I was about to lose my mind or change phone numbers before I discovered this app. Since downloading, I have received almost no spam calls. If I do get one, I put the number in and block, and the problem goes away.
- First Orion Corp
- 132.9 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © First Orion Corp. 2017
- In-App Purchases
- Call Blocking & CallerID $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.