Have you noticed that when you make outbound calls, the recipients of your calls sometimes get a spam warning?
Rest assured: This spam warning CAN be removed.
Let me briefly explain why this happens, then I’ll explain how to remove the warning.
Why do recipients of my calls get spam warnings?
Numbers get passed around between phone carriers. This means that you might have unknowingly purchased a number with some negative history, based on how the previous owner used the number.
Each phone carrier maintains its own list of "scam" or "spam" numbers. There are a couple of actions that you can take to change the status of your number and remove it from each carrier’s scam list.
How to Remove My Number from the Scam Lists
(1) Register your number on the Free Caller Registry.
Sign up for the Free Caller Registry (a site established by the FCC) and register your phone number to establish your number as legitimate.
(2) Report that your phone number has been miscategorized as spam for each of the following phone carriers, using the links provided:
- T-Mobile: Click here.
- You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org. They can often whitelist a number faster when you reach out this way as compared to filling out the form.
- Verizon: Click here and here.
- Sprint: Click here.
- US Cellular: Click here.
- AT&T Wireless: Click here.
We recommend that you first sign up at the Free Caller Registry link above, then report your number at the carrier-specific sites as well.