This week, YouMail announced an update to the free YouMail Intelligent Call Management application for Android and iPhone that “automatically stops most annoying spam robocallers.”
According to an announcement emailed to MMW, this Smart Blocking feature addresses “a critical and growing consumer problem, as the YouMail Robocall Index revealed that U.S. phones were hit by a record 2.6 billion robocalls in both August and September.”
This problem has become so pervasive that the Federal Communications Commission formed a Robocall Strike Force to fight robocalls, which met on Oct. 26 in Washington, D.C. At that meeting, the FCC commissioners stressed the importance of rolling out effective solutions to consumers as soon as possible.
However, users of iPhone and Android phones, which make up 99.3% of global smartphone sales based on market data by IDC, don’t have to wait for the carriers or FCC to make progress. “YouMail’s flagship mobile app stops robocalls through a two-part process when a problematic robocaller is identified.”
“Americans are fed up with being pestered by the continual onslaught of robocalls, and they want to take preventative actions,” said YouMail CEO Alex Quilici. “YouMail’s solution leverages its patent pending Smart Blocking technology that combines call patterns, call histories, user data, and user feedback to create and maintain an ever-changing database of nearly 100,000 problematic phone numbers in the U.S. alone.”