DALLAS, Dec. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, AT&T* launches AT&T Call Protect. The free network-based service gives eligible AT&T wireless customers with HD Voice more control over unwanted calls on their smartphones.1
This innovative solution harnesses the power of the AT&T network to give customers automatic fraud blocking and suspected spam call warnings.
You can extend this innovative network-based service and get more optional features, including temporary call blocking4, by downloading the complementary AT&T Call Protect mobile companion app.
Simply add the feature through your myAT&T account or the AT&T Call Protect app and get these benefits:
- Automatic fraud blocking which helps reduce the chances that a customer will become the victim of a phone fraud or scam by stopping these types of calls in the network before they even reach the phone.2
- Suspected spam warnings on the incoming call screen which let customers choose whether or not to answer calls that originate from a suspected spam source.3 (Must be in HD Voice coverage area)
"Nuisance calls are an industry-wide problem that unfortunately affect many people," said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Device and Network Services Marketing, AT&T. "We've listened to our customers and know they want a network that provides tools to proactively assist in blocking nuisance calls. AT&T Call Protect, along with others, will help put customers more in control of the calls they receive."
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
1AT&T Call Protect: Available to AT&T consumer postpaid wireless customers with iOS or Android smartphones that are eligible for AT&T HD Voice. For information on AT&T HD Voice, visit att.com/hdvoice. 2Automatic Fraud Blocking: May inadvertently block wanted calls, but settings can be adjusted to turn off blocking or allow specifically designated numbers. 3 Suspected Spam Warning: Must be in AT&T HD Voice coverage area to be alerted to suspected spam calls. Suspected spam may include service messages and/or other permitted calls. 4 Temporary Call Block: Req's AT&T Call Protect App. Permits blocking of phone numbers for up to 30 days at a time. Does not permit blocking of unknown numbers. www.att.com/callprotectterms.
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