Our fight against needless calls and spam messaging continues. Today we’re pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with Nomorobo, winner of the FTC Robocall Challenge, to block robocalls and telemarketers for Burner customers.
Burner is the first and only virtual phone number app to integrate Nomorobo's technology. Adding Nomorobo to Burner’s arsenal of Connections also extends our mission to create the first truly open phone number platform.
Would you like “Rachel from Card Services” to stop ringing you every time you sit down to dinner? Us too!
Here’s how it works:
1. Activate Nomorobo
First, make sure you update your app to the latest version (iOS 3.5.1 or Android 3.5.4) on your device.
Also, you’ll need to have a Premium subscription. Only Premium customers will have the Nomorobo Connection.
Once the app updates, the Nomorobo Connection will be turned on by default for all Burner lines for Premium subscribers. A prompt will appear indicating the new Connection, and give you the option to turn it off.
2. Robocalls and telemarketers are filtered out automatically
Once you turn on the Nomorobo Connection, robocalls and telemarketers are pre-scanned, and filtered out automatically. Those calls won’t ring to your phone.
Nomorobo works by cross-referencing the incoming number with “a MASSIVE database of known, illegal robocallers ... compiled with the help of the FTC, user reports, and [their] own honey traps.” Honey traps, also known as honeypots, are hidden security mechanisms designed to fool robots and other spammers (see Nomorobo’s FAQ).
For you, it’s zero hassle. No extra action is required, nor is there any inconvenience for legitimate callers. Your friends and colleagues won’t even know you’ve turned it on.
3. View Filtered calls
If a call finds a match in Nomorobo’s database, it gets placed into the “Filtered” section of your call history.
If there’s no match, the call goes through.
4. Whitelist non-spam numbers
If a call was Filtered incorrectly (or you believe the system made an error), tap the call and then select “Move to Inbox” to whitelist the number.
In the future, calls made to you from this number will ring to your phone.
5. Turn it off at any time
You can manage the Nomorobo Connection in the “Details” section of each Burner line, so that you can activate it on a line-by-line basis.
To improve our user’s overall experience, Nomorobo will be turned on by default for all lines for Premium subscribers.
A free bonus for Premium customers
For Premium subscribers, the Nomorobo Connection will be available at no extra charge—a great benefit for great customers.
If you’re not subscribed, you can learn more about Burner Premium and upgrade to an unlimited Burner line for only $4.99/mo.
Do you have feedback or questions about Burner or the new Nomorobo Connection? Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, enjoy your peace of mind while calls from "Rachel from Card Services" go right where they belong!
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