YouMail Adds Anti-Robocall Tools to Android App
YouMail today updated its Android application with a number of new features. The key new capability of the application is the ability to permanently block unwanted calls from telemarketers, robocalls, and spammers. Android YouMail users can choose to "ditch" a call with one tap. Once ditched, calls from that number are no longer visible or ring the phone, they cannot leave a message, and the caller hears a greeting that the current number is out of service. YouMail says that its customers have reported numerous spammers, which will be identified as such if they call a YouMail subscriber. The service works with either the YouMail Visual Voicemail Plus or WhoAreYou apps for Android devices, which are available for download from Google Play.
Google's Fiber Phone Bridges Home and Mobile Service
Google today announced the Fiber Phone, a home-phone service for its Google Fiber internet customers. The service includes unlimited nationwide calling, caller ID, voicemail, privacy controls, spam filtering, and do-not-disturb tools.
Google Assistant Can Now Find Your Phone, Call from Your Mobile Number
Google today said its Home-based Google Assistant product can easily find your Android or iOS smartphone. Home owners need only say, "OK Google, find my phone." The Assistant will ring Android phones, or send a call to iPhones, even when the phone is in silent mode.
Google Contacts Gains More Editing Powers
Google recently updated the Contacts application for select Android devices and made it easier to edit contact details. Most significantly, Google expanded the app's availability from just Marshmallow to Lollipop.
T-Mobile Takes Steps to Block Scam Calls
T-Mobile today said it is rolling out new network-based tools to help identify and block potential scam calls. Beginning on April 5, T-Mobile will begin to analyze every call that reaches the T-Mobile network against a global database of known scammers.
Google Voice Integration with Sprint to End June 1
Google has begun informing Google Voice customers who’ve integrated their service with Sprint that the two services will cease working together on June 1. Google has laid out a number of steps that customers will need to take in order to retain their separate services if they so wish.