InLinkUK Call Blocking
BT launches automatic call blocking feature to prevent misuse of free calls it offers through InLinkUK kiosks.
15:58 01 May 2019
BT, UK’s largest mobile network operator and broadband service provider, has announced the roll out of a “new automatic call blocking feature” across all InLinkUK kiosks after reports confirmed that the service was being used for drug deals.
According to the press release, BT will be using an algorithm designed to look at various factors, including how often people make calls and how long the calls last. Data obtained by the system will be anonymised and any numbers associated with what the algorithm flags as suspicious will be blocked by the free WiFi service.
Meanwhile, Manchester City Council Councillor Pat Karney is quoted in the press release pointing to “underlying issues of substance abuse, drug dealing and related crime and anti-social behaviour” as issues the city council and local police will continue to address.