AT&T released a new app today called AT&T Call Protect that aims to prevent you from having to deal with unwanted calls. The app works on Android and iOS phones that are supported by AT&T’s HD Voice. It attempts to auto block fraudsters, send notices of suspected spam, turn on temporary blocks, and even report spam calls.
If you want Call Protect without an app experience, you can do that as well. All you have to do is add the feature onto your account and you’ll get automatic fraud blocking and suspected spam warnings. But really, if you want the full experience, where you can report the bad guys that AT&T may have missed, you’ll want the app as well, after you add the feature on.
Here are the four significant features:
- Automatic Fraud Blocking detects and blocks calls from likely fraudsters before they reach your phone. A list of blocked calls can be viewed in the app, and you have the option to unblock any of the blocked calls that you would like to receive in the future.
- Suspected Spam Warning alerts you on the incoming call screen when you get a call from a suspected spam source – telemarketers, politicians, debt collectors, and more. Available in HD Voice coverage areas.
- Temporary Call Block lets you manually block unwanted calls for 30 days. These numbers can be renewed every 30 days for continued blocking. Does not permit blocking of unknown numbers.
- Report Spam Calls allows you to report spam and fraud calls by category to AT&T so we can continually work to improve our service and protect you from as many unwanted calls as possible.
To learn more about activating the service, head over to AT&T’s site. You can download the app at the Google Play link below.