So we all have those annoying moments when our phone rings and it’s an unsaved number (NOT referring to your ex!) and it’s an automated voice telling you to not hang up -right? So of course that’s the first thing I do! I like to consider them the cockroaches of cell phone calls…they’re everywhere and follow you wherever you go. I’ve been to different states and these bug-a-boo robocalls will literally call me with a new number from whatever area code I happen to be in. According to researchers, half of all cell phones in 2029 will be scams or spams! That’s insane…but never fret my friends. Tag me in for the save!
BLOCK CALLS MANUALLY:
iPhone Users: Do this by selecting “Phone” then tapping the information icon (the encircled lowercase “i”), and selecting “Block this Caller.”
Android Users: Tap on the caller’s name, then long-press the number and tap “Block/report spam” (note that this procedure can vary slightly from device to device on Android).
This can be tedious because like roaches they’re so many of them and constantly call from different numbers.
USE AN APP: Apps like Nomorobo and Robokiller are third party apps that give you a one-month free trial. After that you pay a small monthly fee between $0.99-$1.99. But ya girl got the plug in a free app called Hiya that does the same thing. Needless to say that’s the one I’ll be trying!
VERIZON CALLER ID: Cost $2.99/month. I have Verizon and considering they have the most expensive plan in the market…they won’t be getting anymore of my coins. But if it’s in your budget go for it!
iPhone Users: Under the iPhone’s Settings you tap on “Phone,” then “Call Blocking & Identification,” then toggle on the Verizon “Caller Name ID” app.
If you want to take this a step further, the Verizon app will also try to block suspicious calls and send them to voicemail. This requires going into the Verizon app and tapping “Block” then “Spam filter on” then setting a risk level.
Android Users: you open the Verizon Caller Name ID app, tap “Block management,” tap “Spam filter”, then toggle the feature on and select the risk level.
KILL ALL SUSPICIOUS CALLS: the most effective method is to limit calls to your contact list. On the iPhone, this will stop all unwanted calls from ringing on your phone. The only calls that get through are people on your contact list. Other legitimate calls typically go to voicemail.
>>go to Settings, then tap on “Do Not Disturb” then select “Allow Calls From” then “All Contacts”
Androis Users: you can do this with apps such as Calls Blacklist.