The FCC finally ruled in your favor in a 3 to 2 vote allowing phone companies to block unwanted robocalls and spam texts.
Maybe it was the vocal majority who lodged some 215,000 complaints. The only problem is that the governing body may have made a bold move in the right direction, but they did not force the phone companies to block these annoying calls.
Whether the phone companies decide to help us all out by slamming the door on robocalls and text spam that we never asked to receive, there are some easy to follow steps and apps to help you get a handle on shutting them out.
WHEN YOU GET A ROBOCALL
2) Interacting may only verify that the robocaller has found a sucker and will continue to call
3) Report the offending number listed on the caller id to the donotcall.gov site
BLOCK ROBOCALLS WITH APPS
If you use the following, see the associated app to help curb the annoying attacks of text spam and robocalls.
RoboKiller: Spam Call Blocker
The app gets high scores but is not foolproof. It says it can reduce unwanted calls by over 90% in 30 days. Go for the free 7 day trial and if it works, then maybe its worth the spend. Android | iOS
Call Blocker-Blacklist App for Android phones lets you filter out unwanted callers. It works when you add an offending caller to a blacklist. (Get it here)
- A good one is TrueCaller App for iOS (free)(Get it here)
- Close second pick is Hiya App (Get it here)
Nomorobo App – If you get your home phone through any variety of internet phone services unlike the hard wire from the phone company, you are in luck with an app that can prevent robocalls from getting through. So far Nomorobo has taken on criticism for not being as updated as it could be. (Get it here)
IPHONE TRICK TO BLOCK CALLER
Change your Phone Settings to block calls:
On an IPhone, tap the next to the contact or phone number you want to block
Scroll to bottom of info screen and tap “Block this Caller”
Tap “Block Contact”
ACTIVATE ANTI-SPAM AND ROBOCALL BLOCKING FREE VERSIONS FROM YOUR WIRELESS CARRIER