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Verizon's Spam-Blocking Call Filter Is Now Free

Robocalls are annoying as hell, and it seems the problem is only getting worse. But if you’re on Verizon, you may have a new way to block them with the company’s Call Filter app, which recently became free for all Verizon customers. Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Smartphones, Consumer Tech, Spam Calls, Stop The Robo Calls, Robo Calls, Call Filter

Here's How the Government Shutdown is Affecting Spam Robocalls

The two main agencies that are supposed to be helping monitor robocalls—the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)—halted operation 25 days ago because of the government shutdown. So how is that affecting the robocall plague? Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Plague, Robocalls, Ftc, Federal Trade Commission FTC, Federal Communications Commission FCC, Spam Calls

T-Mobile Is First Out the Gate With This Spam-Fighting Caller Verification Tech

As recent industry reports show that nearly half of U.S. calls this year could be scams, there’s finally a glimmer of hope. A major carrier has begun to deploy one of the most effective tools at fighting the plague of illegal calls—but so far, it works on just a single phone model.Read more...
Tags: Science, Robocalls, T Mobile, Spam Calls

Spam calls soar, with an estimated 25 million Americans scammed

If you feel that you've been beset by more spam calls than usual this year, you're not alone. Spam and scam calls rose in most parts of the world in 2018, according to Truecaller's annual report. The post Spam calls soar, with an estimated 25 million Americans scammed appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Security, Mobile, Business, News, Trends, Scams, Truecaller, Spam Calls

Google's Phone App Is Getting the Power to Send Spam Calls Straight to Voicemail

While Congress grills Silicon Valley’s most lifeless Jello Jiggler today, the folks over at 9to5Google noticed that Google’s dialer app for Pixel and other stock Android phones has been upgraded with the ability to send spam calls straight to voicemail. Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Congress, Smartphones, Silicon Valley, Robocalls, Pixel, Consumer Tech, Phone App, Spam Calls, Less Spam Please

Stop spam calls with the best call and text blocker apps

Unwanted calls and texts on your smartphone can be a serious headache. Put a stop to them with one of the best call and text blocker apps. We have singled out our top picks for Android and iPhone. The post Stop spam calls with the best call and text blocker apps appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, Robocalls, Android Army, Spam Calls, Call Blocking, Call Blocker Apps

Google Voice now filters out unwanted calls, thanks to update

Last summer, Google added spam filtering to its Pixel, Nexus, and Android One phones, and now that same technology is rolling out to users of the company's popular call-forwarding service. The post Google Voice now filters out unwanted calls, thanks to update appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Mobile, Trends, Google Voice, Spam Calls, Spam Blocking

Burner, the Disposable Phone Number App, Gets Nomorobo Integration to Block Spam Calls

Burner’s latest update adds support from Nomorobo, the spam call blocking service that keeps telemarketers from ruining your dinner.Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Updates, News, Phones, Burner, Nomorobo, Telemarketers, life-hacks, Spam Calls

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have a built-in spam call identification feature

Many readers might be users of Truecaller or similar services that allow users to identify and block spam calls. However, if you are the user of a Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, you may ...
Tags: Android, News, Samsung, Galaxy, Truecaller, Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7, S7, S7 Edge, Spam Calls