Smartphones have become an integral part of our daily lives. However, no one likes getting spam calls and messages every now and then.

This is where features like filters for spam and mystery calls come into the picture. There are several apps like Google Phone with such handy features.


Popular network service provider, Verizon, also provided its subscribers with the Call Filter app not long ago.

The Verizon Call Filter app allowed users to identify and block spam calls among other features when it first came out.

Now, it seems that the said app is getting some more enhancements to block specific number types with the latest update.

Verizon Call Filter

As per a recent report on Reddit, the latest app update allows Verizon subscribers to block numbers similar to theirs.

Apart from that, users can even block numbers based on the first six digits with the latest Call Filter app update.

While the said features do sound quite handy, it seems the network service provider does not want to highlight them.


This is because the App Store and Play Store pages for the Call Filter app do not outline the said changes as part of the latest update.

The latest Call Filter app update changelog simply states “New features and bug fixes.” This generic changelog is quite common with most app updates nowadays.

And yeah, Google and Apple should enforce detailed changelogs from app developers as a norm on their respective stores.

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However, since there have been no comments on the matter from either vendors, it is unclear whether such a norm will come into effect or not.

It is still good to see that Verizon is enhancing its Call Filter app with such handy features but such efforts go in vain if they are not properly highlighted in the changelogs.

That said, we will report back with more such stories as and when we get new information to share so stay tuned.

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Deveshwar Bhardwaj
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I'm a techy who is particularly fond of Android smartphones. A writer who usually finds himself on the other side of the spectrum. An artist who likes to sing and play the guitar. Also a photographer when in the mood.

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