Cellphones give spammers and telemarketers even more opportunities to annoy you than a home phone. Since your cellphone is usually nearby, an unwanted text or call bugs you no matter where you are.
The same goes for exes who can't move on and annoying acquaintances who want something. Any of these types of people can be relentless and make you just want to turn your phone off. But you don't have to.
Both Apple and Android have built-in ways to block people from contacting you. Of course, given how many versions of Android are around, not all of them will have the same blocking options. That's where a third-party app can help.
Mr. Number stops spammers in their tracks. It blocks calls and texts from any number you select. You can choose to send the caller right through to voicemail or just hang up on them completely.
If you're feeling a bit less chatty, you can block entire area codes or even just shut down incoming communication entirely.
When it comes to spam calls, you can mark the number as spam so it's always blocked in the future. Mr. Number has a database that tells you how many other people have marked a number as spam.