It was a perfectly staged robocall.
Randy Stephenson, Chief Executive of AT & T, was in the middle of a live interview at the Economic Club of Washington, DC, when he was convicted in the middle of Apple's Apple Watch.
I'm getting a robo call, "said the head of the nation's second largest mobile operator, holding up the clock while he declined the call. "It's literally a robocall."
The audience laughed, but the irony was lost to anyone.
Earlier in the day, AT & T and Comcast announced that they had tested a system to combat annoying robocalls, authenticating calls between their networks. If successful, the roll-out may one day block robocalls.
Until then, consumers will have to resort to spam filters from Verizon, T-Mobile and AT & T, which, Stephenson confirms, may not always work. [1