NoMoRobo allows one ring thru and then cancels the call for identified
calls of this type.
I have been using it for some time on Cablevision (Optonline).It is free
but only works with certain phone systems so try it if you can.
In order to use NoMoRobo your phone service needs to have a "follow-me"
where incoming calls will ring on your phone and other predetermined
phones simultaneously. NoMoRobo keeps a database of "undesired" numbers
and when such a number shows up on your caller ID the call gets answered
by NoMoRobo, so you hear only one ring. It doesn't intercept all
undesirable calls, but it's a good start -- and it's free.
We just don't answer and let call go to voice mail where message is
Probably useless to try to block as numbers are often forged. I've had a
couple of calls that gave my number as the caller.
I do something similar as well but on my cellphone since we don't use a
land line anymore.
What I've been doing for years is I left a voice mail message which
clearly states I don't answer my phone unless I recognize the number.
Therefore, leave a message and I will return the call. If you do not
leave a message, you will never reach me. Obviously, I input info for
friends, family, businesses and acquaintances so I know who is calling.
I also registered with the "Do Not Call" registry. Will it stop machine
auto-calls, most likely not since I have seen a number from Florida and
Oregon a few times, but infrequent. Overall, I think it works well and I
don't receive any unwanted calls very often.
I just upgraded my old flip phone, pay as you go phone, do nothing phone to a new android based v4.4.2 phone. Really
nice upgrade. I got next to zero calls on that phone, and now on the new phone (same number) I'm starting to get 2 or
so a week. So somewhere in contacting T-Mobile and getting that sim card I needed and moving the plan from pay as you
go to monthly caused an trigger. I suspect I'm going to get more and more junk calls as news travels that I have a new
phone. So much for privacy!
Would this help?
Fed up with getting nuisance calls from telemarketers or your
ex-boyfriend? You can automatically block unwanted calls.
- In Samsung's (this will vary slightly, depending on your Android
phone) , open the Phone app and tap Call Settings > Call Rejection >
Auto Reject List.
- In iOS 8, go to Settings > Phone > Blocked, or go to your list of
recent calls, click on the “Info” button next to the number and then
scroll down to "Block this caller".
I have a prepaid flip phone, which I dont use very much. It's mostly
just for emergency use. I was accumulating too many minutes, (since I
have to buy more minutes every 3 months, whether I need them or not).
The phone does have very basic internet ability, so I can get weather
info, get emails, connect to Google, and go to basic websites. However,
it will NOT play videos on Youtube, or load an Ebay page, or anything
like that. It does have a built in FACEBOOK icon, and I refuse to use
Facebook on my computer, knowing they invade privacy, etc.
But I signed up for Facebook on the phone, just to be able to have
minumal access to a few out of state relatives that have been begging me
to join Facebook. I figured that if it became a problem, all I would
have to do was buy a new flip phone, to change the number, and those
phones are regularly on sale for $12.
Within a few days after signing up with Facebook, I began getting calls
from unknown sources, which were usually hangup calls. (I dont normally
leave my cellphone turned on). And using FB to contact the people I
wanted, was slower than using a dialup connection on a computer, (with
all the overloaded crap on FB). Soon, I was using up all the spare
minutes on my phone, just waiting for something to load.
The amount of "UNKNOWN" calls continued to increase, yet I only had 3
people that I know, subscribed (Friends) on FB.
I unsubscribed to FB, and most of those "UNKNOWN" calls ceased. That
was at least 2 years ago. I still have that same phone and rarely get
unknown calls now. Rather than waste my time on FB, I just use up my
spare minutes CALLING those relatives now, and it's much more personal
I normally don't respond to calls with these on caller ID, since they
are usually junk calls: I do have an answering machine.
2. NAME is the same as the number.
3. NAME is 'V' plus some number.
4. NAME is excessively ambiguous (such as "IEM", "CSW INC", or "cust
serv" if I don't know the company).
5. city and state (especially with unfamiliar are code).
6. unfamiliar business.
7. charities (they seem to think my money is theirs, and won't shut up
I've had a few in that 4th category, that were valid calls. I do listen
to the answering machine. Junk callers almost never leave a message.
have a look at this one: https://www.phonetray.com/
It's call Phone Tray and I've been using it like, forever (Windows 95
:-)). The features are unbeatable (you can block an entire area code,
but still allow only numbers you want to receive from that area code.
I may add that I'm not in anyway associated with this company, just a
very pleased customer of the product.
Note: They offer a service that automatically adds known telemarkters
to a master list at a small fee, but I don't have a need for anytning
like that so I turned off that service after the free trial expired, to
stop the annoying reminders to renew the subscription.
It's worth a look!
There was a man who entered a local paper's pun contest.
I like it. There is only one problem. It would cost me almost $10/month. I
do not have caller ID. The charge for it runs almost $10/month.
Someday FiOS will arrive. Then caller ID will be included,
I am fully aware of Voice over IP. I am not interested.
Don. www.donwiss.com (e-mail link at home page bottom).
That's okay. I have two voice lines, the second being a rollover line. So I
would not have call waiting. PhoneTray does handle two lines.
Wiring could get a little complicated. I have a Panasonic PBX. I have extra
wires to my office. I can run the CO lines up to my office, into the modem
that PhoneTray requires. But will I need two modems? I'm not going to
bother figuring it out until FiOS arrives.
Don. www.donwiss.com (e-mail link at home page bottom).
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