Q: How does YouMail stop robocalls from telemarketers and spammers?
A: YouMail has proprietary, patent-pending technology called "Smart Blocking" that recognizes when these calls hit our platform and plays them an ‘out of service greeting.’ These robocallers and telemarketers hear that greeting and generally assume your phone number is now out of service. That causes them to take you off their call lists, so they stop calling. Forever. We effectively block calls at the source, so they never happen, and so you don’t have to block calls one at a time!
Q: Do I have to do anything special to stop robocalls besides installing YouMail?
A: Once YouMail replaces your voicemail, just ignore any call that comes from a number you don’t recognize. Those calls are routed to YouMail and our technology will determine whether it’s a robocaller and automatically play the out of service greeting. If one is missed, all you have to is tap the giant circle/slash on the voicemail or hangup page in our apps after the call, and that helps YouMail learn which callers need to be ignored.
Q: Does YouMail only block robocalls on mobile phones?
A: No, YouMail can stop robocalls for your home and business lines too. All you need is the conditional call forwarding feature so you can arrange for missed calls to go to YouMail. (Don’t worry, when you sign up, YouMail figures out your carrier and will tell you what to do for your specific carrier.) It really is that simple to get rid of robocallers and telemarketers forever.
Q: What will it cost me to stop Robocalls with YouMail?
A: Nothing, YouMail is free. The lawyers do want us to say that assumes you have enough minutes in your phone plan to cover any minutes for forwarding calls for YouMail (which is true for most people), and that your carrier won’t charge you to set up conditional call forwarding (which is true for most of them).