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Whether if you’re on a landline or purely wireless, Verizon will soon offer their third party rated number one spam and robocalling protection features to all customers for free – previously they charged $3/month for Call Filter service. “We are continuously updating our algorithm and to date have identified nearly 300 million numbers associated with spam and robocalling. In March, we will be rolling out our free spam alerting and call blocking tools to all of our wireless customers whose smartphones support these features, including iPhone and Android devices,” said the company in a press release. Read more for another video on stopping robocallers and additional information.
To ensure that more robocallers get filtered, Verizon supports STIR/SHAKEN call authentication technology which will visually alert consumers to spoofed calls and they also support legislation requiring service providers to deploy the STIR/SHAKEN call authentication technology.
“We’ve implemented programs to prevent our services from being used by illegal robocallers. And we’re encouraging other voice service providers to implement similar ‘know your customer” programs,’ adds the company.