Beginning this March, Verizon is rolling out spam alerting and call blocking tools to all wireless customers absolutely free of charge.
In a recent third-party study, Verizon’s tools for identifying potentially spam and robocallers was deemed most accurate among wireless carriers. In an effort to bring these tools to the masses, anyone with a supported iPhone or Android phone will have access to these tools. For a breakdown of these tools, what Verizon is continuously referring to in this context is its Call Filter service, which currently costs $2.99/month.
So, what’s exactly happening?
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. There will be more information on how to sign up for the free service as we get closer to launch.
There you go. If you have a supported device on Verizon, you’ll soon have better protection against spammers and robocallers. If you’re not on Verizon and you’re on T-Mobile instead, don’t worry, the Uncarrier announced something extremely similar for its own wireless customers.
F*ck you, spam.