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Let’s find out how to stop spam calls in this article.
We live in a world of communication. Every single second, we are just a push of a button away to be in a direct conversation with anyone. When the medium is this immense, it brings a lot of problems and issues with it.
Let’s suppose that you get a call from someone. Normally, you would assume that there is a human on the other end of the line? Well, you might be wrong. According to stats, US citizens received over 26 billion robocalls just in 2018.
The purpose of these calls can be to inform the person that their car warranty is going to be expired or they have won a free trip or some other marketing strategy. These calls are executed by scammers to extract money out of people somehow.
More and More people are getting these robocalls every day, even more than actual phone calls by the people they know. All of this seems exhausting and you may feel powerless, but there are a few things that you can do which will enable you to identify and stop these spam calls.
If you’re an iPhone lover then you would probably receive more spam phone calls then Android users because Android offers an amazing spam-blocking application.
This application comes in most of the android phones on the market right now. Since Android 6.0 has been out, this application offers unique spam blocking feature that uses a specially crafted list compiled by Google themselves.
If you want to use this feature on your phone, click the options button which would direct you to the Caller ID & Spam settings. Here you can activate the Filter Spam Calls option that will block all of the callers recognized as spammers in Google’s database.
One of the best things about this feature is that your phone won’t even ring and the call will be blocked as soon as it reaches your phone’s antenna.
This is a feature that you can enjoy whether you’re an Android person or an iOS fanatic because this has nothing to do with your mobile device. It is related to your carrier.
Many of the phone carriers out there offer some sort of spam protection by detecting the calls as spam but they don’t offer advanced functionalities like actually blocking such calls.
Generally, the normal customers of the carrier do not have these types of features but if you purchase the special features then the carrier might hook you up with a lot more.
Let’s take a look at 4 of the USA’s major carriers and their packages.
If you don’t have a carrier service that blocks any unwanted calls for you or you’re using an operating system that doesn’t identify all of the spam calls for you and blocks them, then you’re still not hopeless because you live in a world of third-party applications.
Here’s a variety of different applications available on the market right now that identify and even block unwanted calls for you. They are:
If you don’t have the carrier service or you don’t want to use any third-party application, you can use the reported spam or blocking feature for any contact on your phone. This feature is available in literally every mobile device nowadays whether you’re using Android or iOS.
To apply this setting on any contact, just go to the contact settings and push the report spam/block button. This will stop any incoming calls from that contact from that point onwards.
Last but not the least, I also use TotalRecall as a call recording software. It does not help to ward off spam, but as far as recording every call is concerned, the program helps a lot. You can also export files in a variety of formats to your cloud drives.
We hope that this write-up helped you to some extent. If you have a personal app that wasn’t mentioned in this post, feel free to share it through the comments section below. Alternatively, you can also write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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