For many, robot calls are an annoying problem. This is why there are several people who just let unknown calls go to voicemail since they don’t want to deal with solicitation calls. To take care of this concern, RingPlus launched its new Universal Blacklist feature that aims to put a stop to Robocalls.
In less than five days, RingPlus IT CTO, Evan McGee, was able to develop and launch the feature. The service was designed to get rid of Robocalls, including illegal calls from numbers listed on the FCC’s Unwanted Calls list, phone surveys, and any unwanted legal calls from telemarketers. It can also include phone numbers of those you don’t want to hear from. RingPlus Members can take advantage of this new feature for free. They can also choose to turn it on or off whenever they like. They can even block all “anonymous” calls by flipping on a switch on their accounts.
RingPlus protects its Members against Robocalls. It does so by cross-checking any incoming calls against the FCC list. If a number can be found on the list, it doesn’t reach the RingPlus Member’s phone.
RingPlus Universal Blacklist service launched last Sept. 23, 2016. By default, it is automatically switched on for all new Members. Members who were able to join RingPlus prior to the service’s launch of date may have to switch on the feature online.
The feature is part of RingPlus technology, which has already been implemented by the Sprint MVNO. According to RingPlus, they are open to share the technology with other MVNOs. The MVNOs operating under Sprint will be able to implement the technology in just a few days. However, other carriers could get the technology implemented in a few weeks’ time. By sharing the technology, RingPlus shows that there is an initiative to put a stop on these problematic and annoying Robocalls. In doing so, they could even fix the concern throughout the country by the middle of next month. Randall Stephenson, AT&T’s CEO, has been named as the chairperson for “Robocall Strike Force” for its subscribers.
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