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AT&T becomes first mobile service
provider to automatically block robocalls

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Posted By: mc squared, 7/11/2019 1:11:35 PM

AT&T is the first mobile service provider that will automatically block robocalls for its customers. The free service comes after the Federal Communications Commission ruled in June that phone service providers can offer call-blocking options for customers who choose to be part of the service. The AT&T service will try to block the unwanted calls and notify customers when it might be a robocall, according to the company. The service is available on all new lines and will be added to existing lines “over the coming months.” Customers will get a text message when the service is added. The Commission’s recent action builds on a years-long effect

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Reply 1 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper 7/11/2019 1:14:41 PM (No. 120682)
T Mobile has been using a warning that it is spam on incoming calls for a long time.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 7/11/2019 1:17:10 PM (No. 120684)
If I weren't already with AT&T, I would switch over. I hate robot calls!!!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: cor-vet 7/11/2019 1:31:03 PM (No. 120709)
I wonder if I can cancel my current AT&T contract, then open a new account, so I can get it right away? Will be waiting, but not so patiently.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Smart11344 7/11/2019 2:18:15 PM (No. 120778)
I wasn't aware some cell companies are actually helping their customers. I love it. Land line robo calls drive me crazy. I don't and won't pay Ma Bell a fee for caller ID. I just let my answering machine answer and if it's a friend, I answer.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: M2 7/11/2019 2:31:01 PM (No. 120794)
For a small monthly fee, Verizon will screen out all calls from people not in your iPhone contacts. I have had one solicitation call since signing on to that several months ago after suffering through at least two daily.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Wizard of is 7/11/2019 4:34:47 PM (No. 120907)
#3 if you don’t want to wait for ATT to add the feature you can go to the iOS or Android app store for your phone and download AT&T Call Protect
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Reply 7 - Posted by: bella 7/11/2019 5:58:45 PM (No. 120952)
Since the decision in June, number of calls is already down. Very happy about it.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DVC 7/11/2019 7:02:15 PM (No. 121002)
The real solution is to track them back to the source and burn their building down.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DVC 7/11/2019 7:03:22 PM (No. 121005)
Ok, I admit that I exaggerated, slightly. Maybe just smash their equipment with a hammer.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: anniebc 7/11/2019 8:10:01 PM (No. 121056)
Sometimes I answer the call, but I don't say anything. If the call is a recording, it can't start until I speak. If there's a real human on the line, they say, "Hello, hello, hello, then they hang up. If I make a mistake and speak before I realize it's a robocall, I let them speak but I don't answer. Or, I'll select one or two to speak to someone, and I make noise in the phone. It always makes me laugh.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: crazyzebra908 7/12/2019 9:56:17 PM (No. 121985)
I personally always ignore any calls if I'm not familiar with the numbers. It's better for us. Sometimes it's also nice to report the numbers to the FTC and also some websites like http://whycall.me, so that people will know about them.
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