AT&T becomes first major wireless company to block spam calls

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AT&T on Tuesday announced plans to begin blocking fraudulent phone calls automatically, becoming the first major wireless company to do so by default, according to CNN.

The service, which is free, comes a month after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to allow phone carriers to block suspicious calls by default in an effort to bolster industry efforts to filter out robocalls and scammers.

With the company’s decision this week, customers will automatically be subscribed to the call-blocking service with the choice of opting out.

Other carriers offer similar options to block spam calls, but AT&T is so far the only carrier to block calls by default.

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