Rise of the robotexts: As new rules curbed spam calls, texts took off

New FCC regulations may have led to a reduction in robocalls over the past year, but Arizonans are still getting millions of such calls a day. And spam texts have skyrocketed during the same period, according to advocates, who say phone companies can do more. (Genesis Sandoval/Cronkite News file photo)

New FCC regulations may have led to a reduction in robocalls over the past year, but Arizonans are still getting millions of such calls a day. And spam texts have skyrocketed during the same period, according to advocates, who say phone companies can do more. (Genesis Sandoval/Cronkite News file photo)

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