Spam calls will go right to voicemail with the Pixel/Nexus dialer and the Google Phone app

Spam calls will go right to voicemail with the Pixel/Nexus dialer and the Google Phone app
Isn't it a bitch when you're in the middle of something important and all of a sudden your smartphone's ringtone plays? And to make matters worse, you don't recognize the phone number being displayed on your phone's screen. Quickly your mind races; did something bad happen to Uncle Jaime or Aunt Erin? Did I forget to pay one of the credit cards? So you answer the phone and hear a recording of a salesperson trying to sell you an extended warranty for your car, which you've already donated last year to 1-800-Kars4Kids.

If you're sick of spam calls, Google has the answer, but only if your daily driver is a Pixel, Nexus or Android One phone. The Google Phone app will soon deliver an update to those compatible handsets that will send those unwanted spam calls to the smartphone version of hell. That's right, they will be sent straight to voicemail. Your phone won't ring, and whatever important activity you were in the middle of doing will not get interrupted.

Sure, you can wait a few weeks for this update to get rolled out, or you can stand up for your rights immediately by becoming a beta tester. All you need to do is visit the Google Play Store, open the Phone app and scroll to the bottom where it says "Become a tester." Keep in mind however, that the beta version of the app is considered unstable and could contain bugs. But that is the price you must pay to be among the first to try out new features before the general public sees them. If you're not happy with the beta, you can always uninstall the app and install the public version to replace it.

source: GooglePhone via  9to5Google

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5 Comments

1. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

This should be available on all android phones.

3. antroid

Posts: 392; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

It's a shame there is no option to delete comments here :(

2. antroid

Posts: 392; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

Great feature!

4. nivek4011

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 31, 2014

just tried to install but my S8 is not compatible. bummer.

5. Georgio

Posts: 259; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Because is made only for google phones( pixel and nexus) Oh and android one

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