Tag Archives: Call Blocking

Trade Groups Oppose Call Blocking Petition

A number of financial services trade associations — including ACA International — have filed a comment opposing a petition from a telecom organization that seeks to give voice service providers more flexibility when notifying consumers of calls that have been blocked. The comment requests that the Federal Communications Commission use …

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Senators Re-Introduce Call Blocking Bill

Sen. Mike Crapo [R-Idaho] and Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-Minn.] are taking another stab at their anti-robocall bill, seeking to give voice service providers the power to create their own whitelists of phone numbers that are not eligible to be blocked and to empower the Federal Communications Commission to create a …

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FCC Issues Orders Limiting Non-Telemarketing Calls and Requiring Opt-Outs

The Federal Communications Commission yesterday issued two orders, one of which restricts the number of non-telemarketing calls that can be made by non-commercial, commercial, and tax-exempt nonprofit organizations under the Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act. The other order bestows more power on voice service providers …

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Verizon Rolls Out Automatic Call Blocking on Android Phones

Verizon announced yesterday that customers using Android smartphones will now automatically be enrolled in the carrier’s free Call Filter service, which blocks robocalls and sends them directly to voicemail while also putting a warning label on caller IDs about calls that could potentially be fraudulent or spam. Customers previously had …

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New App Unveiled to Automatically Block Calls

Companies in the credit and collection space might want to add a new app to the growing list of products and services they need to check against to make sure their calls are not being blocked or mis-labeled as fraud or spam. A published report highlights the release of an …

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FCC Seeks Input On Impact of Call Blocking Technologies

The Federal Communications Commission’s¬†Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau has published a notice that it is seeking input into the progress made by industry, government, and consumers into combatting illegal robocalls. The notice marks another attempt by the FCC to deal with robocalls at the rulemaking level. In seeking comment, the …

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