You may not realize it, or want to admit it, but mobile phones have become our lifelines. Today, your mobile phone does much more than make phone calls. It’s your calendar, alarm clock, phone book, and portal to the Web, where other cherished items like email and social media live. So it’s no surprise then, that people are buying more of them. But with more phones in the wild, comes the flood of unknown numbers.
Let’s take a look at the spike in mobile phones and learn more about how Hiya helps you manage them by blocking unwanted calls.
Mobile phones are on the rise
The use of smartphones and tablets keeps growing. The number of worldwide mobile users is estimated to go from 4.3 billion in 2014 to 5.2 billion by 2019. That’s a 21% increase. Believe it or not, the average person in North America will own approximately 3 mobile devices by 2019. What these numbers tell us is simple: the amount of mobile phone numbers is rising rapidly.
What that means for you
Life would be easier if your mobile phone automatically identified names for incoming calls. Unfortunately, this only happens when a number is already stored in your phone book. And now, as mobile devices become more of a hot commodity that we all own, the chance of us getting caught off guard with a phone call from an unrecognized number is going to rise. No one wants to return a call to a telemarketer by accident or otherwise waste time with unknown numbers that are better off avoided. At the same time, the growing number of mobile devices—more than one per person on average—means it’s increasingly likely that when you receive a call, you won’t recognize the number, even if it’s a family member, close friend, or a manager at work. Sorting through these two very different types of calls is time consuming and frustrating without using the right tools.
Identify & block unwanted numbers
The old saying, where there’s a will there’s a way applies here. We developed Hiya to solve these issues. With Caller ID, you’ll finally have the ability to know who’s calling even if they aren’t in your phone book. It’s a free app for your Android that helps you make better decisions on which calls to answer. And as an increasing amount of mobile devices continue to flood the phone lines, you might find that you want to block certain numbers—spammers, scammers, and exes, to name a few. Caller ID allows you to block phone numbers of your choosing so they stop interrupting your day. Now’s your time to take control and send unwanted calls straight to voice mail and prevent them from ringing through.
Hiya has other cool features like location sharing and spam ID. Download it free on the Google Play Store.