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    Sprint and Comcast Start Rollout of Anti-Robocall Technology

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    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. and PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sprint (NYSE: S) and Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) announced today the two companies are now utilizing call authentication technology that helps further protect customers from unwanted robocalls between Sprint mobile customers and Comcast’s Xfinity Voice landline phone customers.

    Secure Telephone Identity Revisited (STIR) and Signature-based Handling of Asserted Information Using toKENs (SHAKEN) is a protocol that authenticates calls between networks. The technology enables voice providers to "sign" and "verify" caller ID information, thus preventing bad actors from manipulating or "spoofing" caller ID information in an effort to deceive and defraud consumers.

    Sprint Call Screener Basic is a free service that identifies unwanted malicious calls and permits users to block them. Sprint also offers a more feature-rich Sprint Call Screener Plus service for just $2.99 per month, per line. In addition to the services provided by the free service, Sprint Call Screen Plus also displays a texter’s name or a caller’s name, city and state, even those not listed in contacts; identifies, blocks, and reports calls that are lower-risk, but still a nuisance; categorizes incoming calls as spam, robocalls or fraud calls; reports an individual phone number as spam; and keeps history of blocked and risky numbers.
    “The Internet wasn’t meant to be metered in bits and bytes, so it’s insane that wireless companies are still making you buy it this way. The rate plan is dead — it’s a fossil from a time when wireless was metered by every call or text.” John Legere 1/5/2017

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    I would try the call screen app but it has terrible reviews on the App Store.

    I have had the most success by enabling the Send Unknown Callers to Voicemail on iPhone.


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