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Major Wireless carriers help block annoying robocalls

Posted: 5:45 PM, Jun 22, 2017
Updated: 2017-06-22 22:25:06Z
Wireless carriers help block annoying robocalls
Wireless carriers help block annoying robocalls

With millions of cell phone users bombarded by unwanted robocalls every day, the big cell phone carriers are finally taking notice.

Verizon, AT&T and T Mobile have launched services to block cell phone spam. T-Mobile's may go the furthest. It checks that incoming call instantly to see if it's a legitimate business or a known caller. If not, it flags it as a possible scam.

This new feature is free for T-Mobile customers. AT&T's service, free for it's wireless customers, is called "Call Protect," and flags suspicious numbers. Verizon says it's computers are now automatically blocking known spam calls. Though it also has a partnership with the call blocker Nomorobo for five dollars a month.