We've all had to deal with the annoying calls at the most inconvenient times. Now, the harassing pre-recorded telemarketer messages sent from autodialers, or robocalls, may finally be coming to an end.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is teaming with 44 other states in calling on five major phone companies to offer call-blocking technology to customers to help stop these calls. In a letter to the company executives, they shed light on a recent rule clarification by the Federal Communications Commission that says federal law doesn't prohibit that service. WENY reports that the letters have been sent to AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and CenturyLink.

At a U.S. Senate hearing in 2013, phone industry representatives said that legal barriers prevented carriers from implementing the call-blocking technology.  Last year, 39 state attorneys general asked the FCC for the clarification, which the agency issued last month, prompting the letter from many states' attorney generals.