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Cricket Wireless Helps Customers Avoid Haunting Nuisance Calls With Cricket Call Defense
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Tired of spooky spam and Franken-fraud calls making your phone go bump (or buzz) in the night? Cricket Wireless is serious about defending our customers against this type of nuisance.

That’s why starting today, new customers on all rate plans with a compatible HD Voice (VoLTE) smartphone will be able to avoid these haunting calls free of charge with Cricket Call Defense. We’ll be rolling this service to all eligible Cricket customers in the coming months.

This new feature gives access to the following tools that reduce the amount of unwanted calls*:

  • Automatic fraudulent blocking detects and blocks calls from likely fraudsters before they reach you.
  • Nuisance call warnings alert you of potential nuisance calls from telemarketers, debt collectors and more.
  • Call Authentication will automatically verify that the call is not from a fake number.

According to recent State of the Phone Call findings from Hiya, a leading spam call blocker application, spam calls grew 108% in 2019 as people received an average of 14 spam calls per month. This Cricket Call Defense solution harnesses the power of the AT&T and Cricket networks to give customers more control over unwanted calls on their smartphones.

For those interested in learning more about the service, additional information is available on our fraud protection page.

*Cricket Call Defense: Compatible device is required and includes iPhone 6 or newer, running iOS v9.3+ and AT&T HD Voice-enabled Android smartphones. Some features vary by device operating system. Must be in an AT&T HD Voice coverage area to see warnings. Blocking may inadvertently block wanted calls.

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