AT&T and T-Mobile are working together to fight spam calls.
Just recently, the two companies revealed that they have started rolling out call authentication technology on calls made between their networks. Once the rollout is complete, calls made between the two networks will display a “Caller Verified” message. This way, the recipient of the call gets to know that he is not receiving a robocall or spam call.
In addition to the rollout, AT&T is working on integrating data used by its Call Protect service, which it offered to its customers for free last month. With the rollout, this is the latest step that the carriers are doing to combat robocalls.
Of course, this comes after the order of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman, Ajit Pai. The carriers were ordered to implement a call authentication system before the year ends. Ever since then, the FCC has commented on the slow progress being done by the carriers towards this initiative.
Thankfully, AT&T and T-Mobile’s latest move seems to be a step in the right direction.
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