Anymore, the cell phone calls are seemingly non-stop — robocalls from people pretending to be with the IRS, credit cards or the headset girl. Before now, cell phone users had to download apps like NoMorobo or turn to temporary numbers to fight them.
Now, three mobile carriers, T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T, are taking action to help their customers.
T-Mobile’s new system is free. It checks all incoming calls to determine if they from a legitimate business or known caller. If not, the call is flagged as possible spam.
AT&T now offers Call Protect free to customers. It flags suspicious numbers.
Verizon reports that its computers are automatically blocking spam calls. That company also still has a deal with NoMoRobo for $5 a month.