So, AT&T wants to charge $4.95 a month for a service that Verizon and Sprint give away with ALL packages? I think I just answered my own question... time to leave AT&T. Thanks for nothing after many years of sub-par service.
Re: Smart Limits for Blocking Calls - a $4.95 fee?!
Actually you'd be looking at $4.99/month for Smart Limits and it provides you with several features beyond just blocking a number. Detailed information on it can be found here.
Also, several newer phones have this capability built into them so that you do not have to pay for smart limits. I suggest looking up your phone in device how to and determining if your model offers a free blocking option.
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