Announcing today, Whitepages Caller ID has packed its bags, kissed Mom and Dad goodbye (thanks for everything!), and moved into its own space in the mobile world as Hiya. From this day forward, Hiya is its own company, ready to take on the world!
Why? It’s time. After graduating college, I could have moved back in with my parents and hunkered down for the long term for some free food but I didn’t. I had learned so much and grown so much, it was time to make it on my own. Since its inception in 2008, Whitepages Caller ID has done some awesome, incredible things and it’s only getting bigger and better. What better way to continue improving than by allowing the team-formerly-known-as-Whitepages-Caller-ID to focus on its specialty?
All of us, at Whitepages and Hiya, are excited for this opportunity. We know it will be a success and give caller ID the focus that it deserves in this ever-changing mobile landscape with landlines becoming artifacts and scams and spams continuing to rise.
With Hiya, users can expect to find the exact same world-class features, such as:
Call and Text Identification: Hiya automatically identifies the person or business on the other end of the line, for incoming and outgoing calls, regardless of whether they are in a user’s contacts.
Real Time Spam and Scam Detection. Hiya analyzes more than 400 million calls per month to provide users with alerts and news on the latest phone scams and fraud.
Call Blocking. Hiya lets users block unwanted callers, and provides them with an auto-blocker that keeps known scam numbers from ever ringing through to a user’s phone.
Sound good? Of course it does! With that, I guess there’s nothing left to say but adieu! auf wiedersehen! gesundheit! farewell.
Now, swing on down to www.hiya.com to check out the goods. I mean, look at that friendly little dude, just saying “hi!”, ready to welcome you with open arms!