Carriers are finally stepping up now that the robocall menace has got out of hand more than it ever did before. Almost 26 billion calls placed last year were spam calls so it’s clear that something needs to be done about this. Verizon, the country’s largest mobile carrier, today announced that it’s rolling out the Call Filter service for free to all of its customers. This will help them identify and block robocalls.
A free version of Call Filter is being rolled out today to the carrier’s customers. The service offers spam alerts and more. Customers will get alerts when a call is likely spam, they will also be able to report unsolicited numbers and automatically block robocalls based on their preferred level of risk.
This service is available to all postpaid wireless customers with a compatible device. Certain features will vary based on the kind of device that the user has. Subscribers who want additional protection can sign up for Verizon’s full Call Filter feature which costs $2.99 per month, per line.
This brings all of the features of the free version and offers the ability to identify unknown callers by name. Users can create a personal robocall block list, see additional insights with a robocall risk meter, and take advantage of a spam number lookup feature.