CONWAY, Ark., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today PrivacyStar, makers of smartphone applications that enable users to take control of their mobile phones, is announcing the availability of a free SMS spam complaint filing feature for Android smartphones. With an all-new polished and functional interface, the application now offers for the first time the ability for users to easily file text message spam complaints directly to the Federal Trade Commission from their mobile phones.
"Analysts estimate that the amount of spam text messages in the U.S. rose by 45 percent from 2011 to a total of 4.5 billion text messages in 2012," said Jeff Stalnaker, CEO of PrivacyStar. "Spam text messages aren't going away any time soon and neither are calls from debt collectors and telemarketers. PrivacyStar is thrilled to offer an application with simple, one-touch call and text message complaint filing so mobile users can easily report those who are breaking the rules to the FTC."
Previous versions allowed users to report calls that are potential violations of the Do Not Call Registry and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. To date, PrivacyStar users have filed more than 470,000 complaints to the FTC. Now users can additionally file text message spam complaints.PrivacyStar currently offers a subscription-based application with unlimited call and text blocking capabilities, along with call and text number lookup features. Mobile users can enjoy the benefits of FTC complaint filing for SMS spam, Do Not Call Registry and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act violations without purchasing PrivacyStar's full suite of features. Pricing and AvailabilityPrivacyStar offers a free full feature seven-day trial. After the trial period, users can enjoy filing complaints free of charge and may continue using all features for a small monthly fee. PrivacyStar is available for immediate download at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.privacystar.android About PrivacyStar PrivacyStar, a smartphone application, provides consumers with the top of the line in phone privacy, protection and preference. Based in Conway, Arkansas, PrivacyStar has years of regulatory experience working with both Federal and State bodies to define and understand all aspects of consumer protection laws and regulations, and has patented numerous privacy and preference solutions. For regular PrivacyStar updates follow us at www.twitter.com/PrivacyStar, become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/PrivacyStar or visit www.PrivacyStar.com. PrivacyStar is a registered trademark of First Orion Corp. All registered or unregistered trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners.