Are you being bothered by robocalls? If so, you’re not alone. Robocalls waste about 20 million hours a year and cost American business about $475 million annually.

The FCC recently approved a ruling that will allow phone companies to offer robocall-blocking services to their customers, but if you’re expecting immediate relief from the telcos, don’t hold your breath. It will likely be a long time before consumers see relief from this ruling.

The good news, however, is that there are steps that you can take today to stop robocalls. Join Alex Quilici, CEO of YouMail, on Tuesday, July 21 at 10:00 a.m. PDT (1:00 p.m. EDT) for a 30-minute Reddit AMA chat ( to learn more about what legislators are doing to stop robocalls, and what YouMail is doing today to help alleviate the problem.