DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – AT&T will add automatic fraud blocking and suspected spam-call alerts to millions of AT&T consumer lines at no charge.
New AT&T Mobility consumer lines will come with the anti-robocall service. Existing AT&T customers also will have it automatically added to their accounts over the coming months.
This expansion of AT&T Call Protect service is made possible by a June ruling at the FCC. It clarifies that call-blocking tools may be offered by phone service providers on an “opt out” basis. That means phone companies can automatically provide the service unless you decline. Consumers will be notified by text message when the service has been added.
If you are an AT&T Mobility customer and you don’t want to wait, AT&T Call Protect is available right now for download as an app, or by going into your account settings on my AT&T and turning it on.
If you are an AT&T Phone customer with a home line, you also can get help. Digital Phone Call Protect is available by going into your account settings on my AT&T and turning it on.
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