AT&T extends call protection to more customers through suspected spam, fraud alerts

Friday 14 December 2018 | 09:11 CET | News
AT&T started sending suspected spam and fraud alerts to wireless customers on eligible plans when receiving calls from the categories telemarketing, suspected spam and suspected fraud. This network-based feature is automatically available to AT&T wireless customers with a qualifying device on an eligible plan. The company said it prevented more than 4.4 billion unwanted robocalls and counting from ever reaching consumers' phones through a programme that uses network data analysis to block suspicious activity.

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