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FCC considers allowing phone companies to automatically block unwanted robocalls

16 May 2019, 05:56 | Casey Mitchell

FCC Chairman Pai proposes blocking robocalls by default

FCC proposes new rule that would give carriers new tools to block robocalls

The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday proposed granting AT&T, Verizon and other telecom carriers clearer powers to block suspected spam calls from ringing consumers' phones, a move that comes a month after robocallers dialed Americans almost 5 billion times, according to one industry estimate.

"Allowing call blocking by default could be a big benefit for consumers who are sick and exhausted of robocalls".

The proposal would establish call blocking services as a default setting for consumers.

While the FCC previously mandated adoption of the technology, under the proposal companies would be given the leeway to experiment with how it can be used to block unwanted calls.

Chairman Ajit Pai made another aggressive move towards eradicating unwanted robocalls once and for all.

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Voice service providers may offer opt-out call-blocking programs based on any reasonable analytics created to identify unwanted calls and will have flexibility on how to dispose of those calls, such as sending straight to voicemail, alerting the customer of a robocall, or blocking the call altogether. If it does, then voice service providers can start offering automatic call-blocking services immediately.

Pai has also been urging phone carriers to adopt an authentication system, dubbed SHAKEN/STIR, which can differentiate between legit phone calls and spoofed ones.

Pai said this week he expects major phone providers to implement those caller ID standards this year and will host a summit on July 11 to review the industry's progress.

In its analysis, Hiya found that people received an average of about 10 spam calls per month.

"Verizon welcomes today's announcement and the related work that the FCC and the industry have been doing to protect consumers from unwanted robocalls".

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Not all automated calls are illegal.

Quilici said it's safe to assume everyone would want to block scam calls.

What's more, as people in the USA get a barrage of spam calls, many are increasingly choosing not to answer the phone at all. But other types are less clear.

The agency also plans to use the order to encourage AT&T, Verizon and others to develop tools that limit the calls a consumer can receive to only the contacts in their phones, a technical restriction that Pai said could help certain smartphone owners, such as the elderly, who are most at risk of fraud. "I sincerely hope this is not too little, too late". The FCC will consider the proposal at its June 6th meeting, and if approved, it's hard to say when this will go into effect.

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