Verizon improves its protection against robocalls with spam filters by tagging unknown callers by importance, ie recognizing whether the caller is, for example, a healthcare facility or a public service, so that you can decide more quickly whether to answer.
According to Big Red, the Call Filter system has been able to identify 2.5 billion unauthorized calls and block robocalls for more than ten times that amount in the May-June period alone using the STIR/SHAKEN system, as well as the Call Filter and other tools.
How to stop robocalls on Verizon?
Still, spam and robocalls are pretty much an issue the carriers have to fight against on a daily basis, so Verizon has some advice to hand out to people looking to tackle their unapproved incoming calls:
How to block spam texts and robocalls on Verizon?
- Do not respond to unwanted/suspicious texts. (Not even to say STOP).
- Report spammers to Verizon.
- Filter potential spam texts and robocalls with tools like Call Filter.
- Block specific spammers in your My Verizon account.
Report spam texts and robocalls
- Forward spam messages directly to Verizon at SPAM (7726)
- Report the text to the Federal Trade Commission
- Use the free Call Filter app to report a number as spam
Verizon’s Call Filter option comes free with its unlimited 5G plans, but if you want to upgrade to the Premium Call Filter option, it costs $2.99 per month for a single line, or $7.99 for three or more more lines.
When it comes to unwanted text messages, Verizon says it “all organizations to comply with industry guidelines that, among other things, require organizations to obtain consent before sending texts and to honor opt-out requestsas a way to block the dissemination of unapproved texts, which are becoming more and more of a nuisance.