AT&T robocalls will be automatically blocked, the carrier announced. New customers have the service now, and existing customers will have it “in the coming months.”

AT&T’s Call Protect service does three things: it detects and blocks fraudulent calls entirely, flags telemarketers and spam calls as “Suspected Spam” when the phone rings, and allows you to maintain a personal block list to specifically block individual numbers.

It’s about damn time that carriers start using robocall-blocking technology. And I mean automatically; they all have their various blocking apps.

Check It Out: AT&T Robocalls to Be Blocked in the ‘Coming Months’

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  1. Andrew Orr

    I think so. Most carriers are implementing T-Mobile’s SHAKEN/STIR technology. A part of that is rating calls as “authentic, dubious or fraudulent.”

  2. Lee Dronick

    Is there is way for them to pass legitimate robocalls, say from a school or some such place?

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