Watch out, robocallers!
In 2016, Verizon added call and spam screening at no additional charge to wireless customers who subscribe to their Call Filter service (formerly Caller Name ID). This service identifies spam callers and unknown numbers by their name and displays the level of spam risk associated with a call. If a call meets Verizon’s spam criteria, the incoming call screen displays a spam label.
And, Verizon is about to take it one step further and offer even more protection for ALL smartphone customers!
Starting in March 2019, Verizon’s spam and robocalling features will be offered completely free to all Verizon customers whose smartphones support these features, including iPhone and Android devices. There will be more information on how to sign up for the free service as the launch date gets closer, so stay tuned for more details.
Until then, check out this page for more info.
Don’t have Verizon?
Look into which spam and robocall controls your phone carrier provides to block unwanted and anonymous calls, like AT&T’s Call Protect or T-Mobile’s Scam ID and Scam Block. Most of them are free so it may be worth checking out your phone company’s website to see what’s available.