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Don't use inaccurate data to measure branded calling ...

Branded caller ID is an investment for any enterprise that makes a high volume of calls. And, just as with any other expense, management ... >

Deflating the ballooning challenge of Artificially Inflated ...

Throughout the telecommunications industry, Artificially Inflated Traffic (AIT) continues to be a concern, driving up enterprise costs and ... >

Understanding and avoiding the Eversource scam

In an era dominated by technology, phone scams have become an escalating concern for individuals and businesses alike. The ubiquity of ... >

Introducing call branding in the UK

Hiya’s data show that more than one in every four unidentified calls received in the UK are flagged as spam. Brits experience one of the ... >

Speed to lead: how to improve sales calling practices

Meeting buyers where they are is essential in today's ever-evolving buyer landscape. Comparison sites and online marketplaces provide ... >

Are robocalls illegal? Laws, protections, and best practices

Robocalls have become a nuisance in the lives of consumers and businesses alike. These unsolicited calls often deliver pre-recorded ... >

Call branding essentials for Canadian businesses

Hiya’s data shows that one in every five unidentified calls received in Canada is flagged as a suspicious call, and Canadians experience ... >

Revitalizing phone connections: improving call reputation ...

For most people, receiving unwanted calls is a routine experience. In fact, Hiya data shows that one out of every four calls consumers ... >

How Canadian voice providers defend against fraudulent calls

Since the beginning of 2023, more people in Canada have begun seeing “call labels” on some calls they receive. These labels warn call ... >

Mastering outbound calls: strategies for success

Outbound calls play a pivotal role in connecting with customers, prospects, and partners. They enable companies to proactively reach out, ... >

How Apple iOS 17 update impacts voice calling

A new season is upon us. The leaves are changing, kids are going back to school, and as Apple users have come to expect for years now, ... >

Why customer-centric companies need branded caller ID to ...

Customer experience is more than a buzzword. It’s the sum of all interactions between a customer and a business. In a world where customers ... >

How mortgage lenders can close sales faster with branded ...

Consumers love the convenience of online shopping. It’s quick, easy and can be done at any hour of the day or night. But when it comes to ... >

Branded insurance calls: Why insurance providers need them

In today's competitive insurance industry, brand recognition plays a crucial role in attracting and retaining customers. One effective way ... >

4 tips to turn cold calls into hot conversations

While digital channels continue to grow in popularity for simple purchases, there are some purchases where communicating via an app or ... >

What is lead nurturing and how can calls help?

Some purchase decisions are easy. If you're at the grocery store and need a certain product, you may look at the choices on the shelf and ... >

Spam labeling: the role of recipient reactions

With the rise of spam calls, our phones have become battlegrounds, where legitimate calls vie for our attention amidst a deluge of unwanted ... >

Scam calls: The top 4 most impersonated industries

In most phone scams there is a caller and a victim. But with impersonation scams, there are two victims: the individual who gets scammed ... >

Best call practices: 4 tips for financial services

Consumers love the convenience of online banking and mobile apps when it comes to simple financial transactions like checking account ... >

Are your business calls being flagged as spam?

You call and call again, trying to reach your customers or prospects. Different days, different times, but still no answer. Why don’t the ... >

What is vishing?

Most people have been the recipient of a call that sounds alarming and urges them to take immediate action to protect their bank account or ... >

Understanding spam rate: enhancing call performance and ...

Navigating the telecommunication landscape can be a complex task for businesses, especially with the rising tide of spam calls. At Hiya, we ... >

Boost your business growth with branded caller ID: A ...

In the hyper-competitive world of remodeling and landscaping, standing out and reaching potential customers promptly is not a choice – it's ... >

The high cost of spam calls in dollars and lost time

You might think of unwanted calls as a mere annoyance. But there are huge costs associated with nuisance and fraud calls, both in terms of ... >

Top 10 reasons your calls are reported as spam

If you're an enterprise that makes a lot of calls, you might have been perplexed and frustrated about why some of your calls are heading ... >

The value of voice in an omni-channel world: Insights from ...

With all the communications options available to consumers today — email, text, video calls, social media, etc. — you might think the phone ... >

Call transparency for your telecom dialing strategy

With so many phone scams creating uneasiness for consumers, one of the biggest challenges for outbound call centers is establishing ... >

Harness the power of branded caller ID to boost your solar ...

You have a hot lead. The prospective customer has recently filled out a form saying she wants to be contacted to get a quote on solar ... >

What are “Spam Risk” or “Scam Likely” numbers and why do ...

One of the best advancements in telephone technology over the past 50 years is the caller ID display. Being able to see who is calling has ... >

State of the Call 2023 webinar: the importance of identity

“Identity is king.” - Tanvi Saxena, VP of Product Management at Hiya For the 6th year in a row, Hiya has gathered top trends and insights ... >

What is customer effort score (CES)?

Customer effort score, also known as CES, is a customer experience metric that measures the effort a customer has to exert in order to ... >

Enterprise Caller Scoring - a new layer of Hiya Protect

Hiya just announced the release of Enterprise Caller Scoring, a new layer of Hiya’s Adaptive AI. This new feature of Hiya Protect further ... >

What is an outbound call center?

Outbound calls are a huge part of marketing, customer service, sales, research, fundraising, and so many other business operations. But ... >

Protecting vulnerable populations from phone scams

Anyone can be fooled by a phone scam. All it takes is to get caught off guard or to hear something that sounds plausible and act on it ... >

Global Call Threat Report: the world is drowning in spam ...

The world is drowning in spam calls. That seems to be the overarching contention of the recently-published Global Call Threat Report from ... >

What is number rotation and why is it so insidious?

Consumers are being bombarded with spam. In response, carriers have implemented technology to block or label suspected spam and fraud calls ... >

Contact centers vs. call centers

Contact centers and call centers both operate and promote customer communications. Although their names are similar, call centers and ... >

5 ways to improve banking communication

One of the best ways to set your bank apart from the competition is to provide top-tier communication to your customers. Without it, ... >

Hiya expands branded caller ID to all major U.S. carriers

We are excited to announce that Hiya Connect, our branded caller ID solution, is now available across all major U.S. carriers including ... >

BT Group and EE Select Hiya for Spam and Fraud Call ...

We’re thrilled to announce a new agreement with BT Group and EE, to provide the industry’s leading call protection service, Hiya Protect, ... >

Beyond Answer Rates: Attempts to Connect for Sales

Welcome to the latest post in our Beyond Answer Rates series. Last time we talked about the metrics that are impacted every time an ... >

What Are Call Center KPIs?

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are specific metrics that a business sets in order to drive performance; these metrics can align ... >

Traditional Caller ID vs Branded Caller ID

When you receive a call from an unidentified number, do you answer it or ignore it? If you ignore it, you’re with the majority of ... >

Beyond Answer Rates: Attempts to Connect for Services

Whether your business is making outbound calls for sales or customer service, you know that maintaining a base of happy customers is the ... >

Hey Grandma, I'm in Trouble: Grandparent Scam on the Rise ...

Millions of dollars are being stolen from Canadians in what’s been called the grandparent scam. Here’s how it works: The scammer calls, ... >

Beyond Answer Rates: First Call Resolution and First Call ...

Call centers are well aware of the importance of answer rates: a critical metric that tracks the percentage of customers who answer your ... >

State of the Call for Services: How Spam Impacts the Voice ...

Over the last few years, we have seen the work world change drastically; remote work is becoming the norm. The voice channel is the ... >

Webinar: Is Your Branded Caller ID Solution Secure?

Hiya will be presenting a special webinar at the upcoming STIR/SHAKEN Enterprise Summit, a week-long webinar series focused on enterprise ... >

Cold Call the Right Way: 4 Tips to Improve Your Success ...

If your phone rings with an unknown number, how likely are you to answer it? If you’re like most Americans, the percentage chance of ... >

iOS 16 Changes the Way Caller Names are Displayed on ...

IOS 16 has arrived and is fully available for all iPhone users. There are a ton of new customizable features, improvements, and ... >

Turning Call Data into Actionable Customer Insights with ...

Over the years, there’s been an explosion of new ways for businesses and consumers to communicate. Customers’ expectations of their ... >

Beyond CATI: Making Real Connections with Voice

Computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) is a technology that saves time and increases response rates for companies that use ... >

Beyond Answer Rates: Call Duration

When you get lost in a captivating phone call, it can feel as though hours pass by in the blink of an eye. You find yourself reflecting ... >

Nurture Your Leads by Ensuring Your Calls are Answered

In its most simplistic form, lead nurturing is the act of turning qualified prospects into sales-ready opportunities. Effective lead ... >

Why does my number show up as a spam risk?

As an individual consumer, you probably appreciate it when your caller ID identifies incoming calls with a “Spam Risk” label or similar ... >

The State of Voice in Canada in 2022

Hiya recently released the State of the Call: Canada 2022 report and the results are definitive; voice is not only growing in popularity, ... >

Call Conversion and Improved Answer Rates

Whether it’s an internal business development group or an external call center, call conversion rates are used as measurements of ... >

Taking You Beyond the Black Box with Branded Call ...

Within any large enterprise, the call center is one of the most sophisticated operations in the company. High performing call centers ... >

Hiya Launches Branded Call Intelligence

We are happy to announce the launch of Hiya’s Branded Call Intelligence. This full suite of call delivery and performance analytics is ... >

Extend Call Duration Through Transparent Data

Spoof calls are causing a devastating effect on the reputation of call centers and businesses everywhere. When customers are not able to ... >

6 Customer Service Tips for Financial Companies

Companies in the financial service industry can improve conversion rates and build customer loyalty by delivering high-quality financial ... >

5 Strategies for Banking Customer Service

There is a single quality that unites every company regardless of industry: customer service. Every organization is striving to build loyal ... >

How Real Estate Agencies Can Benefit from an Optimized ...

Spring has sprung and many people are looking to make a drastic change in their lives. This season brings with it the opportunity to start ... >

Improve Answer Rates with Transparent Data

The scammers are getting smarter. Their deceptive measures have infiltrated the voice channel and now everyone’s reputation is at risk. ... >

How Big Box Retailers Can Stay Connected this Spring

The sun is shining and everyone is anxious to get out and greet the open world. With the spring season well underway it is safe to say that ... >

IT Professionals: How to Optimize your Voice Calling ...

In a world where IT departments are tasked with maintaining company computer systems, networks, software, and security, it’s easy to put ... >

How Movers and Home Improvement Specialists Benefit from an ...

When spring rolls around it seems like everybody and their mothers are moving or working on some sort of home improvement project. As the ... >

Spoofing cell phone numbers

Spoofed cell phone numbers allow calls from one number to be displayed as coming from another number. Spoofing occurs when callers ... >

Optimizing Average Talk Time

Have you ever had a conversation that seems to go on forever? You need a piece of information from the person, but they never seem to get ... >

Get Connected and Stay Connected: Combating Call Abandonment

A missed or abandoned call is a missed business opportunity for sales. While call abandonment and connection issues may seem like only a ... >

Call Center’s Guide to Brand Protection

Every call makes an impression on your customers. Maintaining a good image is a responsibility that must be given attention. Without ... >

9 Call Center Best Practices

Without a properly functioning call center, your business is missing out on a huge chance to engage with customers. Call centers allow ... >

The State of Voice in Insurance in 2022

Recently, Hiya released our annual State of the Call report. We surveyed 1,800 professionals and 12,239 consumers across 6 different ... >

Enterprise Connect: Bringing the Industry Together

Enterprise Connect brings the customer engagement industry together to share ideas and showcase new talent. This year the event ran from ... >

Call and Contact Center Expo: What You Missed

The Call & Contact Center Expo was on March 16th and 17th in Vegas. Hiya was there with industry experts to share innovative engagement ... >

Six Different Types of Call Centers

Can you imagine a world without call centers? There would be no technical support, no person to speak to about changing appointments, and ... >

What To Expect at LeadsCon 2022!

LeadsCon! Each March in Las Vegas, marketers come together from around the world to discuss the age-old question: how do we drive leads? ... >

Top 5 Trends in Voice in 2022

This morning, Hiya released our annual State of the Call report. We surveyed 1,800 professionals and 12,239 consumers across 6 different ... >

Landline-Based Caller ID vs. Branded Caller ID

It’s 1995. You’re at home with your parents and the phone rings. You trot over to the landline to see who’s calling. Though only 15 ... >

Hiya’s 2022 State of the Call Webinar: The Highlights

Last Thursday (2/17), Alex Algard, founder and CEO of Hiya, Inc., presented the first look at our findings for our 2022 State of the ... >

Do You Really Need an Outbound Dialer Software?

In the robust environment of a call center floor, one of the biggest challenges call center managers face is preventing agents from ... >

State of the Call 2022 Webinar

There is no doubt that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered the workplace and our collective understanding of what ... >

The ROI of Implementing Hiya Connect Webinar

Reaching and engaging with customers is critical to business success. But, so often, businesses struggle with exactly how to do that. There ... >

Customer Contact Week Las Vegas

Happy 2022! As we get ready to hit the ground running in the new year, we’re excited to look back on one of our most exciting events from ... >

What's the Best Caller ID Solution for Your Business?

But first — what’s the deal with Caller ID? >

Business phone number registration: how does it work?

Business registration and call branding are two steps to help establish your brand’s credibility. >

VPP vs. CNAM: What’s the Difference?

Is your branded call service running technology from the ‘70s? >

The Call Delivery Report

Here at Hiya, Accountability is one 3 core values that we stand behind in our Hiya Customer Bill of Rights. It’s important that our ... >

What is enterprise branded call? Display a branded caller ...

We’ve all had the experience of seeing an unknown number pop up on our phones. Without thinking, we answer the call, only to hear, “[car ... >

What Is the TCPA?

In 1991, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was passed by Congress to protect consumers from unwanted telephone solicitations. ... >

How to change your outbound caller ID

Have you ever tried calling your customer only to have your call ignored or declined because they suspected it was spam? We've found that ... >

4 Benefits of Changing Your Outbound Caller ID

People tend to answer the phone every time, right? Well, that isn’t necessarily true. Answer rates are continuing to plummet, with 94% of ... >

Caller ID spoofing: How to prevent fraudulent calls

When most businesses think about ramping up security, they imagine implementing a robust cybersecurity strategy to prevent data breaches. ... >

How to block unwanted calls on iOS, Android, and Windows ...

As often as we get unwanted calls claiming we’ve won a “free cruise,” or if we were to take a survey we’ll receive vouchers for a vacation, ... >

The Best Caller ID Apps for Android to Screen Your Calls

From a persistent credit card company, to a clingy ex, to an overly attached salesman, Billa from Joy of Android has named Hiya one of the ... >

How to Block Spam Calls on your iPhone with Hiya

You can finally identify and block spam calls on your iPhone. Finally!!! Apple’s been a bit behind the curve for some time now, but not any ... >

Hiya FAQ: Most Common Questions (iOS)

You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers. Here at Hiya, we get a lot of the same questions from our users so we figured, why not hit the ... >

Hiya Premium Providing More Value To the Phone Experience

Spam and scam detection are at the heart of what we do at Hiya, and our primary focus is to provide this service to as many users possible ... >

Caller ID Displays Throughout the Ages

Do you ever think about what you’d do without caller ID? Would you ever answer the phone without knowing who was calling? Aside from the ... >

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