We are excited to announce a big improvement to our spam call protection for our My Choice members!
In case you didn’t already know, we support spam call blocking right in the Republic App and it has already blocked over 1 million calls from reaching our members.
Our spam blocker works by keeping an updated, running list of likely spam numbers. If you have the spam block feature enabled and one of the numbers on the list calls you, we either block the call or send it right to voicemail (depending on your preference) without the call ever ringing your phone.
Starting in Republic App 3.28.1, we grew our list size to over 500k numbers daily. This is a huge increase in the total spam numbers we’re tracking each day and translates to 4-5x more spam calls blocked per day than were previously blocked.
And we are still being extremely cautious about avoiding blocking calls that aren’t very high risk; despite more calls being blocked, you don’t have to worry about us blocking important calls. If that remains a concern for you, you can always opt to send these calls right to voicemail to screen them.