I stopped using my landline for this reason. I use my mobile for everything. I have a £5 a month fee which gives me 240 free minutes to mobiles and landlines, which my landline didn't. It seems salesmen are less likely to call mobiles as it costs them more, or they're not in the phonebook.
Do infants have as much fun in their infancy as adults do in adultery?
I have Vonage which I love. They have a feature called "selective call
blocking" Vonage will by default block all calls that will not show
their number. If you get a call where no message is left you can go to
their site and see where the number came from. So many good features I
don't think people even know about.
I'd miss some important call that way. Sometimes the information does
not show up, but it is a legitimate call that I want to take. Not sure
why it happens, but it is sporadic. I ignored a call that said
UNAVAILABLE but my wife picked it up. It was our son and his number
That's not good. I have never known anything like that with Vonage. I
also have it configured to ring with other lines as backup so I never
miss a call that I want to answer. I also have 2 Magic Jack lines with
an app on my cell that shows who is/was calling.
I am, however, receiving harassing calls from Comcast sales department
at least 5 times a week lately. I answer them just to give them hell and
see how long this continues. I'm thinking of filing some sort of
complaint if I knew who to contact.
Same with my calling my mom. Though I thought she said it shows as UNKNOWN.
I don't know if this is all the time, or just when. I'm calling from a
Verizon landline and she's a Verizon landline, so I dunno.
Don. www.donwiss.com (e-mail link at home page bottom).
I originally had JF Teck "Caller ID With Ring Controller". That
device mutes the first ring while it reads the caller-ID, then allows
or mutes any further rings if the offending number is found in memory.
It has also has white-listing capability, which I never used.
The problem is that muting that first ring prevents the house phones
from reading the caller-ID themselves.
You may remember a thread of mine from several years ago where I added
my own box such that ring voltage was sent to the phones, but the
phones had their ringers turned-off, thus "quietly" reading the
caller-ID, my box then sent a ring signal on a separate pair to a
Now I'm VOIP with Ooma, who subscribe to the Nomorobo listing, plus I
personally block all 800 numbers... the silence is golden ;-)
For my cell phone I add spammers to my contact list, Zpam-1, etc., but
set them to no-ring. It's rare that a spammer waits 9 rings to
intrude on my voicemail >:-}
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