Verizon to offer free robocall blocking

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FILE – This May 2, 2017, file photo, shows Verizon corporate signage on a store in New York’s Midtown. Shares of Verizon are falling before the opening bell after the company said it would take a $4.6 billion hit for what’s become an expensive internet foray that’s never panned out. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Verizon is expected to unveil a free robocall blocking app by the end of March, according to a report by Forbes.

Millions of Americans get these illegal unwanted calls on a regular basis.

The wireless company already offers a paid blocking app for $2.99 a month. Forbes reports that the paid app tries to block suspicious calls by comparing them to a known list of spam numbers.

 Verizon is expected to release instructions on how Verizon customers can get the free robocalling app.

AT&T and Comcast have announced they are working together to try and limit robocalls for their customers.

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