AT&T today announced a new feature to help you avoid unwanted calls.
AT&T Call Protect is a new service that’ll enable AT&T customers to avoid fraud and spam calls. The network-based service is available to AT&T postpaid customers with an Android or iOS smartphone that’s compatible with AT&T HD Voice. AT&T Call Protect is free.
You can add AT&T Call Protect through myAT&T or the AT&T Call Protect apps for Android and iOS. When enabled, calls that are known to be fraudulent will be automatically blocked. Calls that are suspected to be spam will pop up an alert on the incoming call screen to let you decide if you want to answer the call or not.
Fraud and spam calls can be really annoying, especially if you’re expecting a call and instead you get someone trying to scam you. Now AT&T customers can more easily avoid these nuisance calls, so long as they’ve got an Android or iOS smartphone with HD Voice support. A list of all the devices that support HD Voice on AT&T can be found here.