Time for a bit of potentially practical Friday fun now in the shape of an attentive app to put off potential phone pests. The aptly named Dead Tone from RingTagz does away with your need to either stutter pleas for mercy or shout abuse at your Android when wound up by unwanted calls.
Maybe it’s an ex that can’t let things go, maybe it’s an old enemy who’s managed to get hold of your number, or maybe it’s nothing more than just your deranged and increasingly asthmatic stalker calling you in the middle of the night to breath hard at you, prior to threatening murderous intent if they ‘can’t have you’. Well, now you need no longer fear any number, with Dead Tone installed you can either record and assign custom ringing tones to your contacts or, and this is the name-justifying, problem-solving, killer-app, set a ‘Dead Tone’ that gives the appearance to caustic callers that your phone is no longer in use.
Simple to use, as an extra bonus, the app also allows users really rub it in by letting callers know that they have been ‘Dead Toned’ via text message, if they happen to be using the service for revenge purposes.
So, as well as an excellent way to personalise your contacts’ calling experience, an even better way to rid yourself of pests from the past, it also works as a tremendous tool for parents to cure that common scurge of kids these days: text bullying.
Available now, download Dead Tone for free from Google Play and nobble the number nuisances.