FCC grants phone companies permission to block robocalls, customers remain skeptical

Kimberly Dole
June 06, 2019 - 8:50 am

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (1010 WINS) --  The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to give phone companies the right to block unwanted robocalls without getting customers' permission first.

Customers remain skeptical and tell 1010 Wins newsman John Montone that these robo callers will eventually figure out a way around around this.

"Oh my God, they're annoying! All day, you have to worry about who's calling you, what's going on." one robo caller victim tells John.

A bill passed by the Senate would mandate next steps companies must take, although will not block every single call is a first step that still needs approval from the House.

Another person that has been called by robo callers said  'They're annoying, they're aggravating and they're just ridiculous." 

Customers can also opt out and ask their company not to block anything.

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