AT&T expands Call Protect service to automatically block fraud calls

AT&T expands Call Protect service to automatically block fraud calls
Great news for new and existing AT&T customers, as the US carrier has just announced its Call Protect service will be “upgraded” to include the ability to automatically block fraud calls and suspected spam-call alerts.

New customer lines will now come with the anti-robocall service, AT&T confirmed earlier today while existing customers will have the new feature automatically added to their accounts over the coming months.

Apparently, the new feature that it's now part of AT&T's Call Protect service was made possible by a June ruling at the FCC (Federal Communications Commission), which clarifies that call-blocking tools may be offered by phone service providers on an “opt-out” basis.

AT&T also announced that the blocking service will be added in the coming months on lines where it already automatically added suspected spam alerts, but not fraud blocking, so if you're one of those customers, you'll be notified when you'll get the new feature.

Keep in mind that you can already download AT&T Call Protect as an app if you don't want to wait, or you can enable the service by going into your account settings on myAT&T and turning it on.

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5 Comments

1. Godlymansean

Posts: 339; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Every carrier needs this yesterday.

2. inFla

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 17, 2018

AT&T Call Protect is not available for AT&T prepaid customers.

3. Plutonium239

Posts: 1239; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

I have AT&T call protect and it works flawlessly so far.

4. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 654; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Finally, AT&T does something good in the post-millennium world.

5. LiveFaith

Posts: 492; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

AT&T Call Protect is not available for AT&T Business customers.

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