Category: Industry

President Donald Trump signed a bill on Monday that increases fines on criminal robocall violations and cracks down on companies making the calls, as part of a federal push against telephone scammers. “This historic legislation will provide American consumers with even greater protection against annoying unsolicited robocalls,” the White House Office of the Press Secretary…

Hiya, the industry leader in nuisance and scam call protection, has seen spam calls rise 49% since this time last year (January through November 2019), based on data the company analyzes from more than 13 billion calls per month. The data also finds more than 2.1 billion spam calls were made in 2019, with the…

Today Hiya released findings showing that as spam calls steadily rise, Americans continue to let their phone ring through to voicemail. The findings come on the heels of the newly announced Pallone-Thune TRACED Act, which aims to do away with the scourge of robocalls, having just passed nearly unanimously by the notoriously divided House of…

Today, was a win for advocates pushing to find a solution against the scourge of robocalls flooding consumers across the U.S. Thanks to an almost-unanimous vote of 417-3, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill, backed by Rep. Anthony Brindisi, D-Utica, that directs the Federal Communications Commission to submit evidence of criminal robocall violations…

We may develop the Hiya app in Seattle but Pumpkin Spice Lattes aren’t the only thing we’ve got brewin’! In addition to keeping our caffeine intake up as Fall sets in, we’ve been hard at work on some enhancements to the app that we’d like to tell you about.  Our mission at Hiya is to…

GoDaddy, the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, today launched the Spam Call Filter in GoDaddy’s SmartLine mobile app, a feature introduced in partnership with Hiya, an industry leader in nuisance and scam call protection. The feature sends spam calls from known black lists directly to voicemail, minimizing interruptions throughout the day for busy small business…

Today, Hiya announced a new product that allows businesses to provide meaningful context into their calls to mobile customers. Featuring business name, logo, location and reason for the call, Hiya Connect helps companies improve contact rates and increase the quality of conversations with their customers. With Hiya Connect, businesses are able to instill trust by…

Yesterday, CNET and TechCrunch published articles claiming that some robocalling apps (including Hiya) send basic device data (e.g. OS version, device timezone) to third-party data analytics companies without consumers’ explicit consent. To be clear, the third party analytics companies that these stories are referring to are services like Google Analytics, all of which help Hiya…

The ongoing battle for the fight against robocalls has found a stronger line of defense after the US House of Representatives pass the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act (H.R. 3375) on Wednesday, July 24 by a vote of 429-3. The Act is as follows: Requires that phone carriers implement call authentication technology so consumers can trust…

Today, we are excited to announce that we are collaborating with Comcast to help protect Xfinity Mobile customers from unwanted nuisance and scam phone calls. Starting today, Xfinity Mobile customers can download the Hiya app for free to begin receiving alerts about potential spam calls and block them, as well. With Hiya, Xfinity Mobile customers…