FREE FEATURES TO CATCH SPAM CALLS AND STOP ROBOCALLS TO BE RELEASED THIS WEEK
The robocalls are very common and you must also have had a headache due to it. Good news is that Verizon, the biggest wireless provider in the United States is delivering new tools to block the robocall and alert for free spams for their customers. The smartphones which are able to support these features are the iPhones and Android.
According to Verizon, the numbers that were found to be linked to the robocalling and spam reached around 300 million after the features were published two months back. It is expected that additional information on the usage and availability of this application will be notified towards this weekend as reported by Forbes. This was announced by Richard Young, Verizon’s director of corporate communications.
The previous week, AT&T and Comcast said that they could validate the calls made between their home phone services by using “digital signature.” They will circulate this system to home phone users at the end of this year for free and AT&T will also provide this to the mobile users.
- Cracking down of Robocall - Four groups have been stopped by the federal trade commission making billions of Robocalls.
- Privacy of 5G - The coming wireless generation will be more secure with the invention of 5G
- Options of streaming - An age of unbundling will be experienced by the introduction of Apple TV+.
Major wireless as well as traditional voice providers of home along with Verizon have requested a verification system support feature and have planned to test it this year. There are companies along with Verizon who are currently offering this feature.
According to the Federal Communications Commission, if the system is not implemented by this yearend, regulatory actions will be taken. Towards the beginning of the month, FCC was criticized by the host of a show because the companies were not required to acquire the technology.
- Action to be taken - To stop robocalls, such numbers should be blocked everywhere, be it Android, iPhone, or landline.
- Identifying the caller ID - If on a call to be received, the name “Scam Likely” is being displayed, the call should be ignored.
Some robocalls for political campaigns and charities are legal. Despite this, there are robocalls, most of which are spam. People are continuously receiving spoofed calls that come from authenticated numbers. Hence, it is absolutely necessary to solve this problem ASAP.