SPAM? Verizon gives you a new tool to avoid those pesky robocalls with new Caller ID feature

World News: . []

NEW YORK, April 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- “I love robocalls,” said no one ever. In reality, the opposite is true, and it is in that spirit that Verizon is introducing a new Caller ID feature for its landline phone customers to help them protect themselves from potential malicious robocalls.

While Caller ID has always been a way for customers to screen unknown numbers as possible robocalls (and perhaps avoid certain known numbers!), just because a number is unknown doesn’t mean it might not be an important call.

Verizon’s new feature, called Spam Alerts, will now show “SPAM?” before a caller’s name on the Caller ID display if the calling number matches Verizon’s spam criteria. When a customer sees this, they’ll be able to better decide if they should answer the call.

Spam Alerts is automatically available now at no additional charge to all landline customers with Caller ID, whether they’re on copper or fiber.

Verizon's Spam Alerts feature utilizes  and to proactively identify illegal robocalls and other fraudulent caller activity with more accuracy.

Verizon is the first to offer an integrated landline feature like this to help customers make more informed decisions on whether to answer a call from an unknown number.

It’s also the latest tool Verizon has introduced to help its customers avoid robocalls. The recently upgraded gives Verizon Wireless customers the ability to identify incoming callers and text message senders by name and its Robocall Protection feature warns customers when incoming calls are likely spam, fraud, or a robocall.

For more information about more of Verizon’s anti-robocall tools and on how consumers can better protect themselves, please visit .

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) (Nasdaq:VZ), headquartered in New York City, generated $126 billion in 2017 revenues. The company operates America’s most reliable wireless network and the nation’s premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated solutions to businesses worldwide. Its Oath subsidiary reaches about one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of media and technology brands.

VERIZON'S ONLINE MEDIA CENTER: News releases, stories, media contacts and other resources are available at . News releases are also available through an RSS feed. To subscribe, visit .

More news and information about Verizon Communications

Published By:

Globe Newswire: 14:00 GMT Monday 16th April 2018

Published: .

Search for other references to "spam" on SPi News


Previous StoryNext Story

SPi News is published by Sector Publishing Intelligence Ltd.
© Sector Publishing Intelligence Ltd 2018. [Admin Only]
 
Sector Publishing Intelligence Ltd.
Ground Floor Offices, Little Keep Gate, Barrack Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1AH
Registered in England and Wales number 0751938.
 
Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions | Contact Us
 

Advertising on SPi News: Information For Advertisers