Cell phones have increasingly become targets for calls that we don’t want from spammers and fraudsters. According to a recent report by the Federal Trade Commission, in 2017 the number of complaints for unwanted calls increased by 34%, despite the number of registered numbers on the Do Not Call Registry increasing by 4 million to 229 million. Clearly, spammers are continuing to find ways to get in front of users! While some Android devices are able to identify potential spam calls, we want you to be able to quickly take action and prevent a number from being able to call you again. Starting today we’re rolling out a feature in the Republic Wireless app that puts you in control.
Anytime you ignore or quickly end a phone call from a number that isn’t in your contact list already, we’ll give you an option to quickly add the number as a new contact or block all future calls and messages from that number.
Blocked numbers can still leave you a voicemail, in case you block an important number. If you do, you can always remove it from your blocklist by going through your phone app settings.
We’re always looking for ways to improve your experience and are excited to give you a new way to help block spam calls to your device.
Note: This feature will be available on all devices that run Android N (7.0) or higher and is rolling out in the Republic Wireless App to a phone near you in the coming weeks!.
For a text version of these steps, please see How to Block Calls from the Republic Wireless App