AT & T will automatically block unwanted automated calls for its customers. The US wireless carrier said that millions of its current customers would benefit from a free service added to their accounts in the coming months, unless they decide to opt out.
The service comes after a decision in June by the Federal Communications Commission, which allows the company to block fraudulent and fraudulent calls without customers having to download a separate application or impose an opt-in service. .
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"The Commission's recent action builds on a multi-year effort to allow wider adoption of call blocking tools and to enable providers to better protect their customers and their networks," the statement said. Executive VP of External Affairs and Regulatory Affairs at AT & T. "AT & T remains committed to working with the government and industry partners in the ongoing battle against unwanted and illegal automated calls. "
AT & T officials said their customers would be notified by SMS when the blocking service was added to their account.
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