Verizon Call Filter takes the guesswork out of answering your phone, with features that screen and automatically block incoming spam calls.
With Call Filter, you can:
• Identify suspected spam calls with alerts.
• Automatically block spam based on their risk level and send them to voicemail (Call Filter automatically blocks high-risk callers).
• Report phone numbers as spam.
• Use filters to block other unwanted callers, such as robocalls.
• Adjust spam filter settings any time.
For added security, upgrade to Call Filter Plus*. Features such as Caller ID and blocking entire area codes give you even more control over incoming calls.
Download Verizon Call Filter and start answering calls with confidence.
*Eligible customers get a 15-day trial for Call Filter Plus. At the end of the trial, customers can choose to subscribe to Call Filter Plus at $2.99 per month, per line. If no action is taken, customers will be auto enrolled in the free version of Call Filter. Accounts with 3 or more eligible lines can subscribe to Call Filter Plus (Multi-line) for $7.99/mo by logging in to My Verizon. The spam filter will be automatically set to block high-risk spam callers, but you can change your block settings at any time. Data charges apply.
Ratings and Reviews
I downloaded the Call Filter app and used the free plan it provides but Verizon can choose to automatically sign you up for the Plus version and charge you $2.99 a month. I didn’t realize this until I noticed my bill was getting a few dollars higher and higher each month and I hadn’t ordered or purchased anything so I done some digging on My Verizon App and I found what the charges were and that Verizon could enroll you in it themselves without even verifying or confirming it with you before hand and was VERY upset!! I then figured out how to take off the Call Filter Plus from my bill and did so but more then likely will not get my 2.99 back for each month they charged without my permission, unfortunately. And it being Easter Sunday, plus with Covid-19 accommodations I can not get in touch with anyone from Verizon about getting a refund if possible until 7am tomorrow morning Monday, April 12th 2020. So my advice would be to not download this app at all unless you want the “Plus” Version because they will automatically sign you up for it anyways and you won’t know until you realize you bill is increasing monthly without any changes you have made yourself.
Randomly starts blocking all calls!
The app quit working and started blocking all calls. There’s no way to see this is happening because it doesn’t tell you when it’s blocked calls and the calls don’t show up in recent cal history. I only figured it out after someone called my home phone to ask why I didn’t answer my iPhone. At that point, after troubleshooting, I realized I wasn’t receiving any calls at all on my iPhone, but to the person calling, it rings like normal and then goes to voicemail. In troubleshooting that issue, I tried to turn off spam filtering and it wouldn’t turn off. That allowed me to realize it’s probably what was causing the issue so I uninstalled it and bingo. I started receiving calls again.
I reinstalled it a few days later and it worked for about a week before it started blocking all calls again! I’ve uninstalled it for good now.
In addition, you can’t block #’s with the app. Verizon requires you to pay a monthly fee to block more than a small amount of #’s (I think it’s 10). It’s unethical to charge consumers to stop unwanted calls because it shows you have no incentive to help fix the issue of spam calls since you’re using them to make money. How long before Verizon starts helping spammers so the problem becomes some bad all Verizon customers are forced to sign up for their blocking service?
An update! This app, after missing most spam/telemarketers/robocalls, for a year of “use” finally started blocking calls! Yes, it blocked calls, in fact, it BLOCKED ALL CALLS, including my friends and even my sister! I started getting texts asking me what was wrong with my phone, did I know it was saying I wasn’t available or some such nonsense... Finally logged onto Verizon acct, checked the Call Filter report, sure enough, it listed several recent calls which it had faithfully blocked: calls from friends and family, and there was no option to unblock them either! So I went back to my phone settings and unchecked the option for blocking calls via call filter, and also deleted the app. Really, Verizon, is this the best you can do?
Every morning I get at least one unknown call, a number I don’t know, always around 9:00 to 9:30, they never leave a message and good old “reliable” call filter NEVER blocks them! So I launch call filter, the stupid thing says it’s checking my subscription—WTF? Too bad it doesn’t devote more energy to ACTUALLY WORKING! Then I add the annoying number into the CF “personal” block list, what for, I don’t know. This app is a waste of time! Verizon obviously doesn’t have a clue as to whether a call is reliable or whether it’s spam!
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