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Anytime you get a call from an unknown number from outside the 813 or 727 area code, your guard is up. If it’s not a friend or family member, it might be someone from work. But chances are, it’s a robocaller or telemarketer.

Help is on the way… maybe. Hopefully.

The vote was unanimous today. 5-0. The FCC is now going to allow phone companies to BLOCK those annoying robocalls so you don’t have to deal with them! Now the big question is… WILL they? There are concerns about this, as the video above explains. There are SOME robocalls that are important. For example, many companies use robocalls to let you know a prescription is ready or maybe your bank has an alert for you.

I’ve always thought it would be an easy feature for cell phone manufacturers to offer a setting where you can easily just automatically send calls from unknown numbers to voicemail. You can do it in a roundabout way, but it’s complicated. After all, do any of us answer calls anymore from a number we don’t know?

There’s also a new technology that verifies calls BEFORE they get to you. The video gets into that too. Do you like this idea of having the cell companies do the work for you? Or do you want to control which calls get the voicemail treatment? Tweet @Q105Geno and I’ll include your thoughts below.

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