Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Personal Tech Log In Log In Today’s Paper Personal Tech | Major Phone Service Providers Agree to Plan to Slow Robocallers Advertisement Supported by ByTara Siegel Bernard Aug. 22, 2019, 6:36 p.m. ET Hoping to fight a growing plague of robocalls, a dozen phone companies including the country’s biggest mobile and broadband providers agreed on Thursday to adopt new call-blocking technology and other measures to help regulators track down swindlers. As part of a pact with 51 attorneys general from across the country, the companies said they would install technology intended to stamp out the calls before they reached consumers, who have long railed about the flood of robocalls that reached 4.7 billion in July, according to YouMail, a call-blocking service. “Robocalls are a scourge — at best, annoying, at worst, scamming people out of their … [Read more...] about Major Phone Service Providers Agree to Plan to Slow Robocallers
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Jim Winsett of the BBB. Jim Winsett of the BBB. ... Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. Q. What advice does BBB provide on eliminating Robocalls? The number I receive is steadily increasing. A. You are not alone in the number of robocalls you are receiving. In 2018, 48% of the calls received on cell phones were a robocall. In 2019 that number is projected to increase to 52%. Nearly 2.4 billion robocalls are made every month, according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The number has increased significantly in the past few years because internet powered phone systems have made it cheap and easy for scammers to make illegal calls and display fake caller ID information. What's a robocall? If you answer the phone and hear a recorded message instead of a live person, it's a robocall. Calls use a computerized autodialer to deliver a pre-recorded message to a home landline or wireless number. Many different scams use robocalls, … [Read more...] about Business Bulletin: How to eliminate unwanted Robocalls
An April 17, 2019, file photo shows the construction site of the new Route 7 drawbridge in Kearny, N.J. Small businesses want the federal government to follow through on promises of $2 trillion to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)FILE - This April 17, 2019, file photo shows a general view of the construction site of the new Route 7 drawbridge in Jersey City, N.J. Small businesses want the federal government to follow through on promises of $2 trillion to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)FILE - In this April 23, 2019, file photo a worker labors on the beam of the Route 495 viaduct during a project to remodel the bridge which feeds into the Lincoln Tunnel in North Bergen, N.J. Small businesses want the federal government to follow through on promises of $2 trillion to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2018, file Interstate 90 traffic passing beneath a … [Read more...] about Businesses want government to fix $2T infrastructure needs
NEW YORK — Every hour that one of The Advance Group's trucks is stuck in highway or bridge traffic, it costs the moving company around $200. And with 40 trucks trying to get into Manhattan daily and contending with the New York metro area's deteriorating infrastructure, the price of lost time runs up quickly. "Getting to and from a job site is not really billable to a client," says Anthony Parziale, president of The Advance Group, based in the suburb of Farmingdale. Parziale's company and other small and mid-size businesses want the federal government to follow through on a promise to rebuild the nation's infrastructure — not just roads and bridges, but also extending broadband coverage to rural areas where internet and cellphone service is poor or nonexistent. Improving and fixing the roads in New York would help traffic flow faster even with the area's congestion, Parziale says. He wants to see officials deal with New York's ongoing pothole problems; damage to his fleet … [Read more...] about Crumbling roads, spotty internet trouble small businesses
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Your Money Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Your Money | Phone Companies Are Testing Tech to Catch Spam Calls. Let’s Hope It Works. Advertisement Supported by A new standard, called Stir/Shaken, could come to your mobile provider by the end of the year. But there are already ways around it. ByTara Siegel Bernard April 26, 2019 Anthony Marino set his mobile phone to “Do Not Disturb” before going to bed, but he sensed it flicker in the dark. The next morning, he saw he had missed roughly 30 calls: at 4:15 a.m., 4:34, 4:45, 5:08 and 5:12, and for two hours after that. Most appeared as “Lithuania” on his caller ID, although they could have come from anywhere. “I hate to say it, but I don’t pick up the phone anymore, which is crazy,” said Mr. Marino, 37, a real estate agent in Brooklyn. “I have missed … [Read more...] about Phone Companies Are Testing Tech to Catch Spam Calls. Let’s Hope It Works.