AT&T unveils network-level robocall blocking, call spam warnings

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Enlarge (credit: AT&T ) AT&T yesterday unveiled free robocall blocking for postpaid smartphone customers. Named Call Protect , the service blocks some fraud calls at the network level before they reach customers’ phones. In other cases, when it’s less clear whether the call is fraudulent, Call Protect doesn’t block the call but shows “suspected spam warnings on the incoming call screen which let customers choose whether or not to answer calls that originate from a suspected spam source,” AT&T’s announcement said. At least for now, the service is available only for AT&T postpaid wireless customers with iPhones or Android phones that support AT&T’s HD Voice technology. Call Protect is not automatically enabled. Instead, customers can add the feature in their AT&T account settings or the Call Protect app for iPhone and Android . Some Android users complained in the Google Play store reviews that Call Protect doesn’t support unlocked devices like the Google Pixel. Read 6 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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