Like Robokiller, Hiya allows you to customize your blocklist. However, unlike Robokiller, Hiya doesn't let you create an allow list. As a result, the app may block calls you want from getting through.
Like many spam blockers, Hiya blocks calls using a combination of caller ID and category blocking. The problem is, scammers can just change numbers to get around that. Robokiller, on the other hand, uses machine learning to detect scammers based on their unique audio fingerprints. Scammers may change their numbers, but they can’t change their voices.
Hiya does not offer SMS protection. Robokiller, on the other hand, offers 99% effective robotext blocking.
Some robocallers imitate local phone numbers so you’re more likely to answer them. Although Hiya does offer some anti-spoofing features, Robokiller knows how to identify and stop these sneaky spam calls before they ever reach you.
Robokiller doesn’t just block robocalls, we make it fun. Answer Bots intercept incoming spam calls and mimic a real person to waste telemarketers’ time. You can even listen to the recordings. It’s a little poetic justice (and bonus entertainment) that Hiya just can’t offer.