Nokia has added a call and SMS blocking feature to its extras and info service app that will allow Windows Phone 8 users to filter out and blacklist numbers from which they don t wish to receive calls and SMSes. This will be a small yet very useful feature addition especially for those who always wanted their WP8 running Lumia s to offer one such call and messages-based filter. This feature will work only with the Lumia phones running Amber update and will be available from today onwards. Also Read - Nokia’s new Windows Phone strategy is guaranteed to confuse everyone
To use the feature, one can either block a number by long tapping on it and choosing the block number option given on the screen, or can go to the settings menu and opt for call and SMS filter . One can also put the filter on and off to block or unblock any number, and can also create a Live Tile shortcut for this feature.
While this feature has been available on Android via a third party app or vendor customization, Apple is also bringing this feature in iOS 7, which will be available to users later this year.