Fewer Annoying Robo Calls

(Washington, DC)  --  Families may be able to eat dinner in peace following a new proposal that would limit  the number of unwanted home phone calls.  

The Federal Communications  Commission passed a proposal that would give the phone companies more  power to block phony numbers that aren't in use anymore from "robocall" telemarketers.  Consumer complaints on unnecessary "robocalls"  increased to over 2.4 million calls a month. 

 The proposal has to go  through a public review period before a final vote will be taken, which  is expected later this year.

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