Robocalls are an epidemic in the United States, and they’re only getting worse. Some estimates say that 90% of American adults receive automated telemarketing calls on their cell phones every month, and when these calls aren’t explicitly illegal, they can be nearly impossible to stop without the help of technology. Robocall blockers like RoboKiller and Nomorobo are one solution to this problem, but which one should you choose? Let’s take a look at both solutions in more detail below and see which one will be right for you.
Robo killer at a Glance
RoboKiller was one of the first robocall-blocking apps on the market and has been downloaded over a million times. The app uses an audio fingerprinting technique to identify and block unwanted calls. RoboKiller also offers a number of other features, including the ability to block private numbers, set up a whitelist, and more. One drawback of this service is that you need to have a constant internet connection in order for it to work. RoboKiller requires iOS 8 or higher, but there are no Android versions available at this time.
The interface for RoboKiller is not very user-friendly and might be difficult to navigate if you’re not familiar with these types of programs. That being said, we found that the app works well when paired with another antivirus program like Kaspersky Mobile Security (see below). In our tests, RoboKiller detected and blocked 97% of all incoming spam calls from live robo callers.
Another downside to this product is that you will have to pay for premium services which start at $1.99 per month depending on your location and go up from there. There’s also no trial period so if you’re unsure about whether or not the service will work for you, then it might be worth trying something else instead.
Nomorobo at a Glance
Nomorobo was one of the first robocall blockers on the market and has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Forbes. The app uses a unique algorithm to identify and block robocalls, and it also offers a 14-day free trial. One drawback with Nomorobo is that it only works with an AT&T or Verizon phone number. It also has a lot of negative reviews on iTunes, which may be due to complaints about customer service. RoboKiller has more positive reviews than negative ones and is compatible with both Apple and Android devices.
Its technology blocks robocalls before they even reach your device, making them impossible to answer. Some users complain that RoboKiller’s servers are unreliable because the app doesn’t always work when they need it most (when they’re receiving a spam call). However, other users have pointed out that the $4.99 monthly subscription fee for the iOS version makes up for this issue by providing unlimited cloud storage. If you want to avoid paying anything upfront, then you’ll want to go with Nomorobo instead.
Why Choose One Over the Other?
If you’re looking for a robocall blocker, you’ve probably come across RoboKiller and Nomorobo. Both of these apps offer a great way to stop unwanted calls, but which one is right for you? Here’s a look at the key differences between the two apps to help you make a decision. • NomoRobo allows you to whitelist contacts who are allowed to call your phone. RoboKiller does not have this feature.
If you choose RoboKiller, keep in mind that any call from an unregistered number will go straight to voicemail – even if it’s important. With Nomorobo, on the other hand, if an unknown caller gets through and makes a robocall to your cell phone then they’ll hear a message telling them that their number has been blocked. The app also has a recorded warning that tells people why their number was blocked in case they want to unblock it.
Tips to Stop Robocalls From Reaching Your Phone in the First Place
Here are a few tips to help you stop robocalls from reaching your phone in the first place:
- Use a robocall blocker. There are many different kinds of robocall blockers available, so choose one that fits your needs.
- Add your number to the National Do Not Call Registry. This will stop most telemarketers from calling you.
- Be careful about giving out your phone number. Only give it out to people and businesses you trust. If someone starts calling and asking for personal information (social security number, date of birth), hang up. Report the call to the police if you feel threatened.