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|Tired of those annoying robocalls or spam calls? Fortunately, many phone carriers are rolling out features to stop these calls very soon. Best of all? These new features are free!|
Verizon is set to unveil new tools that heightens defense against robocalls as soon as this week. The wireless carrier has said that the tools will provide spam alert and robocall blocking to customers with either Android or iPhone smartphones. How? Check back by the end of the week for an update.
Don't have Verizon? Luckily other phone carriers will also soon provide these tools and features aimed at stopping the annoying spam and robocalls. For instance, AT&T and Comcast can currently authenticate calls made between AT&T's Phone digital home phone service and Comcast's Xfinity Voice home phone service. This method utilizes a "digital signature" which identifies legitimate calls and filters out spoofed calls that appear to come from familiar businesses, friends or other local callers. AT&T and Comcast will roll out this system to home phone users later this year.
Currently T-Mobile offers a Caller Verified feature on six devices, including Samsung Galaxy Note9, Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, Samsung Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+. In addition T-Mobile has offered Scam ID and Scam Block features for free since 2017.
Furthermore, the Federal Communications Commission has told carriers that if they fail to implement these scam and robocall blocking features by the end of the year, then they will seriously consider regulatory action. So, in the end, we should see these types of features rolled out by all phone carriers by the end of the year...thankfully.
Are you happy to see these features being implemented? Are you tired of robocalls? Leave a comment below.