Using your phone in your hand while driving is illegal in many countries around the world, but sometimes it is all too tempting to reply to that text you just got. Especially if you’re on a long straight road and can see where you’re going, right? Only thing is, you’re actually 23 times more likely to crash when holding your phone than not.
That’s where tXtBlocker comes in. This software blocks texts to your phone when you’re engaging in certain activities to make you and others around you a whole lot safer.
tXtBlocker works by limiting the functions that your phone can perform when you’re in the car or in certain locations – think schools and workplaces where texting is practically becoming an epidemic. Private signal jamming isn’t legal, so tXtBlocker takes a different tack.
You can set the exact amount of control you want to be able to have over your phone when you’re in blocked mode, and you’ll still be able to make emergency calls and can designate some numbers of people that you could call in an emergency. You can also use the software to locate a missing phone.
Available for a slew of phones and OSes already, but surprisingly not the iPhone, Pre or Windows Mobile 7 (yet).
Pricing is $6.99 a month, or $69.99 a year. At the moment there is a family plan offer allowing you to cover your whole family for $9.99. It’s a bit pricey considering some of the other options out there, but could be well worth it if you know you can’t help yourself!
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)