SCHUMER: ROBOCALL TOOLS SHOULD BE AVAIL­ABLE, FREE

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Sen. Chuck Schumer says con­sumers should have the abil­ity to block robo­calls on land­lines and mo­bile phones. The New York Demo­crat an­nounced Wed­nes­day he’s sup­port­ing leg­is­la­tion to re­quire all phone car­ri­ers to make call-block­ing tools avail­able for free to cus­tomers. Schumer cited sta­tis­tics that Americans re­ceived 3.4 bil­lion robo­calls last month, an in­crease of nearly 1 bil­lion calls com­pared to the same month a year ago.

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