While Hiya primarily focuses on call blocking, fraud detection & phone number lookup, YouMail offers a wide range of services, including spam call blocking, call screening, visual voicemail (transcriptions via text, email, and in app), call forwarding, custom voicemail greetings, second lines, and auto attendant. YouMail’s virtual phone numbers provide a second phone number to separate business calls from personal calls while keeping your cell phone private and protecting you from unwanted calls. In addition, YouMail provides a smarter voicemail, which gives you cloud-based voicemail transcription, emailed voicemails, and much more.

If you’re still wondering “is YouMail or Hiya better?” check out the helpful table and FAQs below.

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PriceFree, additional features available with paid plansFree (iOS and Android), Premium (iOS only): $2.99/month
User rating on app store4.7 (iOS), 4.4 (Android)4.5 (iOS), 4.2 (Android)
Block robocalls from ringing phone
Add callers to block list and allow list
Totally free for mobile phones
Over 11 million users
Play "out of service" to robocallers
Filter out spam voicemails
Label robocallers in call log
Patented audio fingerprinting technology
Voicemail transcriptions
(limited number for free each month; more available in paid plans)
Personalized greetings
Auto Attendant
Virtual/second lines

Still on the fence?

Remember, Hiya is limited to call blocking and caller ID features. While its free service works on both iOS and Android, its premium plan is only available on iOS. In addition, Hiya’s premium plan puts users on a 7-day trial period, which requires you to input credit card information. After the trial, Hiya costs $2.99/month.
YouMail is a completely FREE spam call blocker with other great features to make your life easier, so you can try us out without ever getting charged.
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Benjamin J. Testimonial

"This application gives you all the details you want and it's very simple and easy to use."

Benjamin J.

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Rose B. Testimonial

"Excellent. Significant reduction in spam and my friends enjoy the personalization when they call!"

Rose B.

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Alexander F. Testimonial

"This is absolutely an essential app in this day and age of so many frivolous calls. It brings much more efficiency to your voicemail."

Alexander F.

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Mary T. Testimonial

"Love this app! The personalized greetings are amazing! You can even trick bothersome callers with some greetings. Download this app!!"

Mary T.

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Frequently asked questions

Hiya is primarily a spam call blocker app that detects fraud and allows you to report scammers. While Hiya offers a reliable robocall blocking algorithm, it does not offer the personal and business services that come with YouMail. Not only does YouMail stop spam calls and work with authorities to put spammers out of business, it also gets you taken off of spam lists, so you can get back to doing the things you love.

Hiya requires a credit card for its 7-day free trial before rolling into a premium plan for mobile use, which costs $2.99 per month on iOS only.

YouMail keeps the user in mind by offering multiple features on our free plan, which offers basic call blocking and other great features, in addition to premium plans for both personal (Plus) and business (Essentials, Complete, and Ultimate) use.

Hiya makes money off of its paid plan, since the free trials end and everyone ends up paying.

To remove Hiya from your iPhone:
  1. Exit the app and long-press the app icon
  2. An "x" will appear in one corner. Tap the "x" to completely uninstall
If you are still having issues after uninstalling Hiya you might have to reinstall the app and then try these steps:
  1. Disable Hiya in the iPhone Settings (Settings > Phone > Call Blocking & Identification)
  2. Force-quit Settings
  3. Uninstall Hiya
  4. Restart your device
Hiya can be removed from your Android device like any Android app:
  1. Go to your phone's Settings panel
  2. Choose the App Manager
  3. Tap Hiya
  4. Tap the Uninstall button
Or, uninstall via the Google Play Store:
  1. Open Google Play Store and search for "Hiya"
  2. Tap Uninstall on the app's page
Then, sign up for YouMail since we block your calls and offer other great features for free.

Hiya does offer spam call blocking, but protecting you from scammers and shutting down robocallers is YouMail’s #1 priority. YouMail’s robocall blocking technology blocks spammers looking to steal your identity. From our free services to paid plans, YouMail reports illegal calls to carriers, enterprises, and the authorities, so they can locate, take down, and punish the callers.

YouMail offers more features than Hiya on both free and premium plans, such as spam call detection and blocking, voicemail transcriptions via email, in app, or text, caller ID, call screening, high voicemail storage and transcription limits, and other features such as additional second lines, auto attendant, and after hours settings if that’s what you’re looking for.