Powerful Privacy Solution Allows Users to Report Potential Telemarketing Violations, Block Unwanted Calls, Indentify Unknown Numbers and More
BOSTON,Mass. / CONWAY, Ark. –December 15, 2009– First Orion, a corporation with a significant intellectual property portfolio dedicated to phone privacy and preference, today announced the availability of the PrivacyStar™ application for BlackBerry® smartphones. PrivacyStar can be downloaded by visiting www.PrivacyStar.com. PrivacyStar will be available via other smartphones and telephone carriers beginning early next year.
PrivacyStar is a simple-to-use yet powerful privacy app that enables users to take complete control of their phones by reporting potential telemarketing violators to regulatory enforcement authorities, blocking any and all unwanted callers, using Caller Lookup to identify unknown callers and providing the flexibility to change their privacy preferences directly on the BlackBerry or on their own synchronized personal web portal account.
The new PrivacyStar app is the first and only mobile privacy app that helps authorities identify and locate potential telemarketing violators. PrivacyStar captures detailed information about possible violations including date, time, number and identity and allows the user to provide this information to law enforcement authorities for investigation.
"While federal and state Do Not Call programs have been successful, we believe that millions of unwanted calls and telemarketing violations occur each day in the United States," said Jeff Stalnaker, president of First Orion. "A major contributor to this problem is the inability to identify and quickly shut down violators. PrivacyStar not only empowers callers to immediately decide who can no longer call them, it also provides regulatory agencies with new capabilities to identify and shut down the worst violators. Another very popular feature offered by PrivacyStar is the Caller Look-up feature that allows users to find the name associated with a phon e number with a simple keystroke."
ThePrivacyStar app allows users to easily view all their information and make any changes through the application or through a personal web portal. The web portal is fully integrated and synchronized with the device and any changes made through either the portal or the device is automatically synched with the other.
PrivacyStar Features and Benefits
- Simple to Use – After receiving an unwanted call, select the number from the call log to add to the Privacy List and that call will be blocked in the future
- Report Potential Telemarketing Violations – Upon the user’s request, PrivacyStar captures detailed information about possible violations including date, time, number and identity. PrivacyStar easily allows users to provide this information to law enforcement authorities so they may take action
- Caller Lookup – After receiving a call from a number that is not recognized (not in the contacts list), PrivacyStar Caller Lookup allows a user to identify unknown callers by name and take appropriate action, such as adding to the contacts list or Privacy List
- Web Portal – Utilize the fully integrated personal web portal to manage blocked callers (including unblocking), provide additional details on violations and manage their PrivacyStar account
Pricing and Availability
The PrivacyStar application is free for the first 30 days and is available immediately for download. Following the trial period, PrivacyStar is available for $2.99 per month.To download the PrivacyStar app visit: www.PrivacyStar.com.
About First Orion
First Orion delivers the only network-based privacy and preference service to wireline, wireless, VoIP users and smartphones. FirstOrion has patented numerous privacy and preference solutions and has offices in Boston, Massachusetts and Conway, Arkansas. The company provides consumers the best in phone privacy solutions. For more information about PrivacyStar, visit www.PrivacyStar.com.
First Orion and PrivacyStar are registered trademarks of First Orion, Corp. All registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners.