Say Hello to Hiya

We may have met in another life once, under a different name: Whitepages Caller ID. Don’t worry, it wasn’t a fake name to throw you off (we’re all about keeping identities real). We have set off as our own company, changed our name, got a makeover and man, are we excited!

A little background to guide our story: In 1997, a digital identity company named Whitepages launched in Seattle. In 2008, the company launched Whitepages Caller ID, a mobile business, and it has been a mover and a shaker ever since. Recently, as Whitepages Caller ID’s successes continued to grow, we realized we could make this product bigger – better – on our own. Long story short, here we are and darn glad to meet you!

So what is Hiya? What do you get with Hiya? Excellent question; glad you asked. For those experienced with Whitepages Caller ID, you’re getting the exact same high-quality services that you did before. Difference is, you’ll have a cleaner, slicker user-experience, with an updated look and feel to match our new identity. For those who are new to our space (welcome!), you can expect:

Caller Identification

Hiya has more than 600 million active mobile and landline numbers in the US and over 1.5 billion unique numbers on a global scale. So yes, we can tell you who’s on the other end of the line, regardless of whether they are in your contacts. We’re taking the guess work out of “to answer or not to answer.” Whether you want to avoid that distant relative is completely up to you.

Spam and Scam Protection

If it acts like a duck and quacks like a duck… we shoot the duck. (Not literally! Don’t report us to PETA). Hiya analyzes more than 400 million calls per month to provide users with alerts on the latest phone spam threats. We’ll keep you up to date on scams so you can stay safe. If a duck squeaks through the quacks (HA!), users can easily report that number to help protect the community.

Block Unwanted Calls

We know we’re not the only one who ever re-named a number in their address book as “BY THE BEARD OF ZEUS, DON’T ANSWER”. It’s easier now: Hiya lets users block unwanted callers, and provides an auto-blocker that keeps known scam numbers from ever ringing through to a user’s phone.

Needless to say, it’s pretty awesome, but there’s more! Come on down and you’ll also gain access to in-call location sharing (you’ll wonder how you lived without it), the ability to look-up any unknown number, and enhanced contact management.

Can you feel our excitement? Simply put, we are undeniably passionate about making today’s mobile calling experience better for all of us. We’re ecstatic to introduce you to Hiya and can’t wait to make a lasting impact!

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