According to YouMail, there was 4.7 billion robocalls in May.
“If there is one thing in our country right now that unites Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives, socialists and libertarians, vegetarians and carnivores, Ohio State and Michigan fans, it is that they are sick and tired of being bombarded by unwanted robocalls,” FCC chairman, Ajit Pai.
Since robocalls are not going away anytime soon, here’s a few ways to keep your phone from ringing non-stop with spam.
Are you a Verizon user? Use the ‘Call Filter‘ app to detect and block the spam calls.
Are you a AT&T user? Use the ‘Call Protect’ app.
T-Mobile users can use ‘Scam Block‘.
Unfortunately, Sprint doesn’t have a free spam blocker. The Sprint ‘Premium Caller ID‘ costs $2.99 per month.
You can also download and use these third-party apps:
RoboKiller ($1 per month)
Nomorobo ($2 per month)
In addition to the apps, make sure you sign up for the FTC’s National Do Not Call Registry. This doesn’t block robocalls (as they are illegal already) but it will keep those pesky telemarketers from calling. Sign up here.
Lastly, both Android and iOS offer call blocking options so you can block numbers on your own.
For Android: Phone > Recents > Block and Report Call As Spam
For iOS: Call log under Recents > tap the information icons on the far right next to each call entry > > scroll down to Block this Caller