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BT develops technology to block unwanted calls

Thursday 11 February 2016 | 10:47 CET | News
BT has announced a new service to help customers avoid nuisance calls on their landlines. Recent research by Which? shows that 75 percent of customers receive an unwanted call each month and BT estimates the new service will enable it to divert up to 25 million unwanted calls a week. These calls will divert to a junk voicemail box. By analysing live data, BT network experts will be able to identify rogue numbers - typically those that make enormous numbers of calls - and to add them to a BT blacklist. This blacklist will be expanded if large numbers of customers identify troublesome numbers

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