If the government's new plan works, the number of robocalls you receive may go down in the near future.
The Federal Communications Commission is proposing to push phone companies to "block unwanted calls to their customers by default."
If enacted, the proposal would not compel phone companies to impose default call-blocks. But it would shield telecom providers from legal liability for blocking certain calls.
"The American people are fed up with illegal robocalls. It is the top complaint we receive from consumers each and every year," FCC Chairman Ajit Pai told reporters. "And we believe that we need to make it easier for phone companies to block these robocalls."