The number of robocalls increased 325 percent globally in 2018, according to a new report from a spam-call monitoring app, Hiya. In the U.S. alone, roughly 5 billion robocalls are made each month, according to industry research.
The Federal Communications Commission has responded to the increase by giving mobile phone companies permission to automatically block such calls for customers.
But the move is permissive, not a requirement. And it could cost consumers.
Today on Tech Tuesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher, how phone companies are responding to the FCC move to limit robocalls.