Microsoft joins Apple, Samsung and others to form Robocalling Strike Force to prevent unwanted calls

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FCC is hosting the first meeting of the Robocall Strike Force, an industry-led group that is committed to developing solutions to prevent, detect, and filter unwanted robocalls. Following a call to action by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, industry leaders including Microsoft, Apple, Google and others have moved to form the Strike Force to expeditiously address consumer concerns with robocalls and deploy anti-robocall solutions.

Members of the industry here today have committed to the following:

  • Conform to VOIP caller ID verification standards as soon as they are made available by the standards setting groups.
  • Adopt, if viable, SS7 solutions associated with VOIP calls.
  • Work together with the industry, including every company in this room, along with the standards setting bodies, to evaluate the feasibility of a “Do Not Originate” list.
  • Further develop and implement solutions to detect, assess and stop unwanted calls from reaching customers.
  • And finally, facilitate efforts by other carriers to adopt call-blocking technologies on their networks.

Robocall Strike Force Members:

  • AT&T
  • Apple
  • ATIS
  • Bandwidth
  • Blackberry
  • British Telecom
  • CenturyLink
  • Charter
  • Cincinnati Bell
  • Comcast
  • Consumers Union
  • Cox
  • Ericsson
  • FairPoint
  • Frontier
  • Google
  • Inteliquent
  • Level 3
  • LG
  • Microsoft
  • Nokia
  • Qualcomm
  • Samsung
  • Silver Star
  • Sirius XM
  • Sprint
  • Syniverse
  • T-Mobile
  • U.S. Cellular
  • Verizon
  • West
  • Windstream
  • X5 Solutions

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