Spam calls are very annoying and everybody has received at least one of those. In order to avoid this from happening AT & T has added a new feature that blocks fraud and spam calls automatically. This new feature is called Call Protect.
Call Protect is going to help you avoid spam calls by blocking them automatically. The best news is that it is going to be free. This means that AT & T users will just have to activate Call Protect and they won’t be charged additionally for this option.
Another interesting thing about this feature is that it allows users to block certain numbers for 30 days. If Call Protect doesn’t detect spam calls and they get through, the feature is going to announce you when you receive the call. You will receive a popup that asks you if you want to deny or receive that call.
This way people can decide if they want to take the call or not. Also, users can choose if they want to switch the feature off or if they just want to benefit from temporary blocking. People can also choose which numbers they allow to call them.
The company warns its users that Call Protect won’t work every time. They added that if the feature doesn’t work, it sends a message to the user anyway. Call Protect works only if the app is installed and enabled. Unknown numbers can’t be blocked.
This is a great step for helping users get rid of those annoying spam calls. This problem has become a regular one because more and more telemarketers are calling people. There have been over 3 million complaints this year.
In order to stop this from happening, the federal government has been receiving more than $1.2 billion in fines from telemarketers. The federal governments also allowed telecommunication companies to design apps that block spam calls.
All of these measures have been taken in order to help people get rid of spam calls. Call Protect is a great initiative launched by AT & T. Let’s hope that it does its job and it protects its users from fraud spam calls.
What is your opinion about this app? Do you think that it is going to work?
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