Verizon to offer free robocall blocking tools by the end of the month

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FILE- In this May 2, 2017, file photo, people walk by a Verizon store in New York. Verizon is cutting about 800 jobs, or 7 percent of the staff in its media division, as it reorganizes the troubled unit. he new CEO of Verizon’s media division, Guru Gowrappan, sent an email to employees Wednesday, Jan. […]

Verizon is taking additional steps to block unwanted robocalls.

According to Forbes, Verizon Wireless will soon offer free robocall blocking tools for its customers.

The company already offers a blocking app that costs $2.99 a month, but a free version is expected by the end of the month.

Verizon is tapping into new verification technology that analyzes incoming calls and visually alerts consumers to spoofed calls on their smartphones.

Since last year, verizon has identified nearly 300 million numbers associated with spam and robo-calling.

The company says more information is forthcoming regarding sign up for the free service.

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