AT&T is taking a big step to remove the robocall headache for its subscribers. The carrier today announced that it will automatically start blocking robocalls for users and that they don’t need to opt-in for this. It says that automatic fraud call blocking and suspected spam call alerts will be added to consumer lines for no additional charge.
It also points out that new AT&T Mobility lines will come with this anti-robocall service as well while millions of existing AT&T customers will see it added to their accounts automatically over the next few months.
The carrier has been able to provide this service following a June ruling of the FCC which allowed mobile carriers in the country to offer an “opt out” robocall blocking service. This means that AT&T can provide their customers with this anti-robocall service until they decide to opt out.
So there’s no need for users to first download an app or tweak with their settings to opt in for the service. This will ensure that the maximum number of users are safeguarded by the anti-robocall service. Those who do want to opt out can do so using MyAT&T. The blocking service is also going to be added on lines that have already received suspected spam alerts.
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