Verizon to offer free robocall blocking tools

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NBC News - 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.