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Phone companies attempt to stop robocalls

Posted: 11:52 PM, Apr 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-18 03:52:08Z

INDIANAPOLIS — Two major companies are teaming up with a new way to stop obnoxious robocalls.

Beginning today, T-Mobile and Comcast are going to start screening calls to weed out the spam.

They're using a system for all calls that go through both networks. The system verifies that whomever is calling is a real person. If it is, your caller ID will say "call verified."

T-Mobile said the system will be more effective if more phone companies get involved. Last year, Americans received more than 26 billion unwanted robocalls.