Some of my friends have the patience to not answer unknown phone numbers. I am far too curious to not pick up. Yet most of the time, I regret doing so. Even with these experiences in mind, I continue to pick up calls from unknown phone numbers. It must be a personality flaw or something. Anyway, we’ve been over some call blocking applications in the past, and I wanted to point out two more of them today. They are Do Not Disturb, with a point from BerryReview, and BuzzOff, something I happen to find browsing the BBGeeks Store. Do Not Disturb is a basic call-blocking app. You can choose to block specific numbers, all numbers not in your address book, all private numbers, or all calls during a certain time. You won’t know the calls come in, because they’re sent right to voicemail. Like many call blockers, Do Not Disturb offers the option to send an SMS to certain numbers. This is useful when you’re in a meeting and receive a phone call. It’s generally considered rude to manually send a text to explain why you didn’t pick up, so the automation feature is nice. Do Not Disturb is available at App World for $6.99 until mid-December, at which point it will go back up to the regular $9.99 price. As Ronen at BerryReview notes, at least it’s not a subscription fee. In searching for Do Not Disturb at the BBGeeks Store (because I always want to hook you guys up with the better deal), I found BuzzOff. It, too, is a basic call blocker, but it has an added feature: you can refuse to send certain blocked numbers to voicemail. That’s going to be an important option for some people. Instead of sending a blocked call to voicemail, BuzzOff picks up and then hangs up your phone. You don’t know the call comes in, and the caller cannot leave a voicemail. It’s rather brilliant. Unlike Do Not Disturb, BuzzOff integrates with your call logs, messages, and address book, so you can automatically add numbers rather than entering them manually. That’s a big plus. You can just scroll through those applications, click the Menu button when you’re highlighting the correct number, and select Block Caller from the menu. That’s one of the main reasons I like this app more than DND. Also, it allows you to block certain prefixes. This is helpful for, say, 866 numbers, which are frequently used by telemarketers. Another thing I like about BuzzOff: the price. You can get BuzzOff for just $3.99 until December 11. Even after that, it’s just $4.99.