In recent times, there seems to be a renewed effort in the fight against robocalls, where carriers have announced new robocall fighting programs and with government organizations like the FCC stepping up their efforts as well, but the question is, how do customers take advantage of these programs?
We imagine that there might be some users who might not even know that such programs exist, but the good news is that if you’re a Verizon subscriber, you could already be enrolled in the carrier’s robocall blocking program. In an announcement by Verizon, the carrier has revealed that they will be auto-enrolling eligible customers into their Call Filter service.
This is a free service provided by Verizon that has been designed to block robocalls. Earlier this year, Verizon announced that they will be making their anti-robocalling feature free, but now it seems that they will be taking advantage of the FCC’s new rules on blocking robocalls by default by auto-enrolling their customers.
This means that calls that come from numbers that have been reported as fraudulent will be automatically blocked and forwarded to voicemail. Spam calls will also come with a label on the incoming call screen to let users know that they probably shouldn’t answer it. The program is already live and customers should already be automatically enrolled if you’re an Android user.