For the last month I’ve been running a free trial of a pretty cool call blocking and reverse phone number look up application for the BlackBerry named PrivacyStar. There are three main pieces of functionality bundled into PrivacyStar.
- The ability to block and number in your call log from calling again. (Used this several times)
- A mechanism to report any offending telemarketer to the proper authorities. (Didn’t use it once)
- The ability to do a reverse phone number lookup on incoming telephone numbers that you don’t recognize. (Used this many times)
My thirty day free trial has expired, so, I am faced with decision to either uninstall PrivacyStar or pony up a little cash and purchase the application. On one hand I like PrivacyStar and use 2 of the 3 main features in the application.
On the other, PrivacyStar, unlike most other applications in its class, has a recurring monthly subscription as compared to a one time cost and I can’t for the life of me figure out why BlackBerry users would pay it.
What am I missing when it comes to PrivacyStar?
If PrivacyStar had a one time fee of 5 or 6 bucks I’d pay it in a heartbeat. I just can’t see coming out of pocket for this every single month. Is there something obvious about PrivacyStar that I am overlooking?
If you want to try PrivacyStar out for yourself, First Orion, the company behind PrivacyStar is offering Free, no strings attached , 30-Day Trial.