On Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:37:18 +0000 (UTC), HerHusband
AFAICT, Verizon has eliminated the block number option. I wanted
to start using it but couldn't.
Although it never allowed more than 10? blocked numbers and I think they
call from many numbers.
But why did they eliminate it?
2 or 3 a year is good.
In the last 3 weeks or so, I've gotten 3 of a different kind. Silence
for 10 seconds, and then a cute girl's voice, almost a child's voice
says, "Bye". and that's all.
I have a Verizon cell phone. Some one put me on
a mailing list, I repeatedly asked and insisted
to be taken off the list. He apologizes, promises,
and keeps sending. I put him on blocked. Now, every
couple days instead of having to open and delete
the multi media message, I have a notice "unable to
deliver multi media message" and I have to open
and delete the notice. It's actually same or more
keystrokes and actions to deal with the blocked
message, rather than getting the spam message and
deleting it. Not how I'd like it to be done.
I just looked at my caller ID and I had 21 calls in the last month
that came in as "out of area" or "not provided". They were pretty much
Only a couple of those were from duplicate numbers. 3 had "out of
area" in the number field too.
On Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:22:29 -0400, Stormin Mormon
It is illegal to spam a cell phone and they actually put a dollar
amount in that law so we have a lawyer advertising on TV that he will
pursue those. (forthepeople.com/ Morgan and Morgan)
I assume he is only looking for repeat offenders and multiple
plaintiffs to make it worth his while,
On Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:32:08 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
Well, I was referring to my wired phone, and in that case I thought just
that the phone wouldn't ring, and if one had caller id, maybe there
would be an entry with a code to indiate blocked. So it would be
much better. Do other companies still have Call Block?
I wouldn't be surprised if he'd want plaintiffs who only got one call,
but most of them won't be annoyed enough to call him.
Yes, but he might be half-way to his number already or all t he way.
He's still going to advertise to get as many as possible.
There was a case about 20 years ago, not involving spam. . Someone
staying at a Hilton Hotel noticed that he was charged for 2 outgoing
phone calls, total of only a dollar or two, but he knew he had made not
a single call. Hilton had maybe 30 or 60 hotels in the US, with up to
2000 rooms in each (numbers are guesses) and he managed to show that
they had been charging almost everyone for one or two calls they didn't
make. Every night. 365 x 50 hotels x average of 400 rooms maybe ..
these numbers must be low because it came to millions of dollars He won
the class action, some money spent to notify the class, most don't
bother to ask for their dollar a night, so almost 2/3 goes to charity
and 1/3 goes to him.
I contacted Time Warner Cable today about their $15/month internet
access. The guy wouldn't stop asking for my social security number so
he could "verify acceptibility." These kind of sales people give sales
a bad name. I would problably have signed up only he was brushing off
my questions about speed, etc., and trying enter an order.
"Oh, the technician can tell you that when comes to install it." BS on
compatible system that works well. You can pick-up landline or cell
calls from any of the cordless handsets.
What model Panasonic are you using? I have had a couple of Panasonic
cordless phones and they have been first class, clear and never a
All I know is VOIP has opened the flood gates for
unsolicited calls not covered/prohibited by the
Federal DoNotCall registry program.
I love it when I get a call with a strong Indian or
Pakistani accent and the ID on my cell or land
phone reads "Florida" or "San Antonio"!
Unfortunately the DNC list is as good as a finger
in Titanic's side in those cases. :(
Try this, I setup my FIOS line with it and its great. If its
a spammer, my phone rings one time. I dont even have to look
at caller ID anymore unless it rings more than once
Doesn't work with all providers, but I think most
Best of all, its free
Nomorobo claims no support for google voice.
If I understand the video, GV already has the simultaneous ring
technology. I use it myself.
All we'd need is the phone number for nomorobo and stick that
into the call forward list at GV.
Anybody got the number?
My concern is not with the conveyance of these
calls, it is with the COUNTRY of origin. As
far as I know, DNC has no jurisdiction over
calls ORIGINATING from outside of the US,
whetether they are copper, fiber, or voip
On Monday, April 20, 2015 at 10:59:07 AM UTC-4, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
K, so I think what you're saying is that VOIP has
enabled cheap calls to be made from most worldwide
locations to the USA and that has allowed telemarketers
to get around the DNC list. I agree that's probably
a valid point. On the other hand, I'm on the DNC list
and I rarely have any of those calls, so it hasn't
been a problem for me. Why it would be for some and
not others IDK.
trader_4 wrote: "K, so I think what you're saying is that VOIP has
enabled cheap calls to be made from most worldwide
locations to the USA and that has allowed telemarketers"
And both my mobile and landline are getting SLAMMED.
We're thinking of changing all our numbers, and this
time NOT registering them DNC. (remember a few
years back the Fed "sold a list of mobile numbers?)
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