What Is Verizon Call Filter? Installation, Cost, Plans

Last Updated on November 16, 2023 by Ron D. Morgan

You will agree with me that spam calls are so annoying. To make matters worse, the calls won’t stop until you do something about it. The average American receives two to five spam calls every day.

Thankfully, most network carriers have taken steps to curb this situation. For instance, Verizon has the Verizon Call Filter, AT&T has call protection, and T-Mobile has a scam block. All these options have helped reduce the issue of spam calls drastically.

The focus of this content is on the Verizon Call Filter. You will understand what it is, how it works, how to install it and delete it, and similar details.

What Is Verizon Call Filter?

Verizon Call Filter is a service by Verizon that enables subscribers to block and filter out robocalls and spam calls. The service helps you filter out spam calls based on your risk level setup. It comes if you want to curb those annoying spam calls and texts you get multiple times a day.

How Does Verizon Call Filter Work?

How the Verizon Call Filter works is that Verizon has a database of regular numbers that have been identified as numbers for spam calls. They are usually numbers that other users have reported as spam numbers over time.

 After you download and activate the service, the network automatically detects incoming calls from these spam numbers and blocks the calls.

Although using the Verizon Call Filter does not guarantee that all your spam calls will stop, it reduces the rate you get the calls.

How To Set Up Verizon Call Filter

The Verizon Call Filter is preinstalled on some android smartphones. All you have to do is to enable the call filter option. But if the app is not installed on your phone, follow the steps below to install and activate it on your phone.

Note that you also have the option to activate service from your MYVERIZON account.

Set Up Verizon Call Filter On Android Phone.

. Check to see if the Call Filter app has been pre-installed on your phone. If not, visit the PlayStore and download and install the Call Filter app.

. Log in to your account using your Verizon account detail.

. Turn on the Spam Protection option on the app. This option is on the basic plan and is free for all users.

Set Up Verizon Call Filter On Android Phone.

Download and install the Call Filter app from the IOS app store.

. Log in to your account using your Verizon account detail.

. Turn on the Spam Protection option on the app. This option is free.

Set Up Verizon Call Filter On MYVERIZON.

. Visit the MYVerizon site or download the app for the app store.

. Enter your ‘User ID’ or ‘Verizon Number’ and ‘Password’ to log into your account.

. Click on ‘Add-ons and Apps’.

. Find and turn on the Call Filter option.

How Much Does Verizon Call Filter Cost?

Verizon Call Filter has a basic plan that is free for all users. But they have a Plus version that comes with additional features like Spam Risk Meter, Caller ID, Personal Block List, and Spam Lookup. The plus version cost $2.99 a month for one number and $7.99 a month for multiple numbers.

Does Verizon Call Filter Block Text Message?

Yes. In addition to spam calls and robocalls, the Call Filter blocks spam text messages. If you have been getting those annoying messages you didn’t subscribe to, you can use the Call Filter App to filter out those messages.

Is My Device Compatible With Verizon Call Filter?

Sadly, the Verizon Call Filter app is not compatible with all phones and devices. For instance, the app is not compatible with android phones manufactured in 2017 or earlier.

Before you download the app, it is advisable to go through the list of supported devices to confirm if your device is compatible or not.

This is a list of devices not eligible for the Verizon Call Filter App:

Basic Cell Phones

Smart Watches and other accessories

Smartphones produced in 2017 or earlier

Google X devices

BYOP Devices.

Note that, you can still use the Call Filter service on these devices that are not compatible via the MYVERIZON.

How To Uninstall The Verizon Call Filter?

If you’ve found a better spam call blocking service or you no longer require the service, you can easily cancel your Verizon Call Filter account and uninstall the app. It is advisable to call the subscription before the next due date. If you fail to cancel before the due date, your account will be billed automatically.

Follow the steps below to cancel your Verizon Call Filter subscription and uninstall the app.

Cancel Verizon Call Filter Subscription On Android

. Lunch the ‘Play Store’ and log into your Google Account.

. Tap on your ‘Profile Image’ on the top right of the page.

. From the options, select ‘Payments & Subscriptions’ and further select ‘Subscriptions’.

. Click on ‘Verizon Call Filter Subscription’ and select ‘Cancel Subscription’.

. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

Cancel Verizon Call Filter Subscription On iPhone

. Open the ‘Settings’ icon on your phone and click on your profile name.

. Select ‘Subscriptions’. You may need to visit the App store to access this.

. Select your ‘Apple ID’ and scroll down to ‘Subscriptions’.

. Tap on the ‘Verizon Call Filter’ subscription and select ‘Cancel’ to cancel the service.

How To Uninstall Verizon Call Filter On MYVERIZON

. Visit the MYVerizon site or download the app for the app store.

. Enter your ‘User ID’ or ‘Verizon Number’ and ‘Password’ to log into your account.

. Click on ‘Add-ons and Apps’ and select ‘Remove Call Filter’. You can remove the filter from just one line or multiple lines at the same time.

How To Delete Verizon Call Filter

After you cancel your Verizon Call Filter subscription, you can take it a step further to delete your account. To delete your account, contact Verizon customer support via [email protected] to delete your account.

You can finalize the process by deleting the app from your phone.

Conclusion

The Verizon Call Filter comes in handy to curb annoying spam calls. Although the app won’t stop the calls entirely, it can reduce the rate you receive spam calls. Everything you need to know about the Call Filter app, including the cost and installation process has been outlined in this post.