Moak: Hood urges cell companies to offer call blocking

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood on Wednesday joined 44 other state attorneys general in calling on five major phone companies to offer call-blocking technology to their customers. Hood announced the action Wednesday in a news release. (Readers may recall I wrote back in June that the FCC was considering a rules clarification to allow blocking of certain calls.)

In a joint letter to the chief executives of AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and CenturyLink, the attorneys general said a new Federal Communications Commission rule clarification allows telecommunication service providers to offer customers the ability to block unwanted calls, and verifies that federal law does not prohibit offering the services.

Clarion Ledger