Are you tired of spam calls clogging up your call list? Well, we have some good news for you! Thanks to a ruling by the Federal Communications Commission, and pressure from their customers, phone carriers have begun to make opt-out spam blocking the default, rather than opt-in. What this means is more opportunities for carriers to protect your phone from unwanted calls. 

AT&T was the first to launch automatic spam blocking services, and Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile have now launched similar services through apps and add-ons to phone plans. If you don’t want to go through your provider, Android and iOS devices also have built-in software and downloadable apps to limit spam calls for free or minimal cost. 

Yesterday, one of our editors got three calls labeled “Political Call” on her AT&T cell, marking the first time any of us noticed this advance. We wanted to make sure you knew…
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