Put an end to mystery calls with Verizon Call Filter. Get spam alerts right on your incoming call screen and block calls based on your preferred level of risk. Call Filter also identifies unknown callers by name and helps you manage unwanted calls with a personal spam and block list. Now, you'll actually enjoy the sound of your phone ringing.
• Get real-time alerts on your incoming call screen so you can better avoid spam calls
• Automatically send spam callers to voicemail with the spam filter
• See each spam call’s level of risk so that you can learn more about the caller
• Manage other unwanted calls with a personal spam and block list
• Search our spam database to see if a number has already been identified as spam
• Identify unknown callers by name on the incoming call screen and call log, even if the caller is not saved to your contacts
• Seamlessly update your contacts with newly identified numbers
Try it for free! Eligible customers get a 10-day trial. After the trial ends, you can choose to get just the basics (spam detection, blocking and reporting) for free, or subscribe for all that and more for $2.99 per month, per line. After your 10-day trial, open the Call Filter app and tap “Turn on for free” to enroll in free spam protection. The spam filter will be automatically set to block high-risk spam callers once you enroll in the free or paid versions of Call Filter via the app, but you can change your block settings at any time. If you’d like to enroll in the free version right away and forgo the 10-day trial, you can enroll in free spam protection through My Verizon. Data charges apply.
Please reference https://www.vzw.com/support/how-to-use-call-filter/ and https://www.vzw.com/support/call-filter-faqs/ for step-by-step instructions on how to use the app and answers to frequently asked questions. For additional details on the free and paid versions of the service, please see https://www.verizonwireless.com/solutions-and-services/call-filter/.
• Spam filter automatically set to block high risk spam calls when you enroll in the free or paid version of Call Filter via the app, change settings within the app at any time.
Ratings and Reviews
Not sure it does anything
Update #2: It would be really nice to have Verizon address directly the question of why so many calls are labeled robocall, potential spam call, etc. but they still ring through? This has been asked in numerous reviews and Verizon still has never given an answer that I’ve seen other than some generic nonsense.
Update: After using this for several months, I’ve probably only seen maybe two calls blocked. Since virtually all spam calls nowadays appear to be spoofed, I don’t think reporting a number really does anything. Sometimes the scammers even seem to be spoofing legitimate numbers. Until Verizon has a way to deal with spoofed numbers, I don’t really see a way to effectively block spam calls.
I’m not sure this app does anything. I can’t say I’ve seen anything blocked. It has identified some calls as “potential spam.” However, even though I have the app set to block all spam, including potential spam, these calls still merrily come through and are not sent to VM. Verizon has such a good network. It’s kind of embarrassing they don’t have a more effective call blocker app. I won’t even talk about Verizon charging $3 per month for this app.
App works as it should.
I see a lot of really bad reviews. A lot. And they are all coming from pretentious individuals who believe everything should be handed to them. So let’s settle this. Your number is public information. It can be found easily. Spam calls, robo-calls, whatever you want to label it, are not very different from spam emails. You’re going to get them. This app will help keep the amount of those calls from coming through, but it doesn’t stop them all. It can’t, realistically. I’ve been issuing since day one, and as time goes on, I get less and less spam calls. If you’re using this app, do your part and report those spam numbers as they come it. That’s how the database is built. By the consumer. Is that too much work for you? Then drop your service with Verizon, toss you phone in the trash, and start using smoke signals. Because that is the ONLY way you can stop all the spam calls.
Big help but missing a huge opportunity
I’m now using the free version, after the premium free trial expired. Overall, I’m stoked to have this. I was getting inundated with spam calls and this app/service takes the edge off. That said, I think Verizon is making a big mistake by limiting the free version to not allow reporting of spam callers. Think about this for a second... The app blocks maybe 30% of spam calls. What if I had the ability to report the ones that got through and others could do the same? That would make it better for everyone, right? Well, that functionality is only available in the paid version... so we have to pay so we can do work to make it better for others. Verizon is missing out on the network effect of its users (come on guys, this is basic strategy stuff). We will work for free if you let us. Take a look at Waze, for example. Verizon has the opportunity to solve this major problem for its customers, and the customers are willing to help... if you’ll let us.
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- 43.1 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.