Text Deflector App for Android Phones
Thursday, December 5, 2013
The Text Deflector app is designed to auto-respond to text messages so drivers aren't tempted to text and drive.
Text Deflector is a free smart phone app that responds automatically to text messages while driving to help reduce the impulse to check messages while on the road. The app, which is not locked to a service provider, displays no ads, senses in-car and hands-free devices automatically and doesn’t collect any personal data, has recently been upgraded to include even more features.
Text Deflector 2.0 responds automatically to SMS (text) and now MMS (picture and video) messages, notifying the sender that the driver is unavailable and, as an option, requests the sender call instead. There’s now a system tray icon that shows when the app is active and a record of all auto responses sent.
There’s also an in-app upgrade to Text Deflector Premium which adds additional functionality such as multiple custom response messages, ability to pair with multiple Bluetooth devices and the ability to assign custom messages to different Bluetooth devices and individual contacts.
There are no additional costs or subscriptions required for Text Deflector
. Check out the website here
for more information. Currently there are only Android versions available but the company is also developing BlackBerry and Windows Phone versions. According to Text Deflector iOS does not allow for auto-responders at this time but will make an iPhone version available if/when Apple decides to change its rules.
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