I have heard that if you record that 3 tone sequence you get right
before a "this line is disconnected" message and put it in the front
of your outgoing message on your answering machine, the robo dialer
will delete that number.
On Sun, 9 Mar 2014 06:31:39 -0700 (PDT), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
This is not rocket science. They are all selling something. Just
figure out who it is and go after that company.
In the case of the local HVAC company that wouldn't leave me alone, I
just called the number they were paying for in the Yellow Pages and
jammed that one up with junk calls.
Your fax modem is a great robo caller. Put a note for them to leave
you alone in the fax, in case they hook a fax machine up to it ... or
just fax them on their fax line ... until they get the message.
I get free long distance so that is not an issue either if it is a US
On 3/9/2014 10:29 AM, email@example.com wrote:
That should work for legitimate businesses.
Side issue - a local help line for kids got their lines jammed up and
useless as above. Someone wanted $500 to stop. Ended after about a day
with no payment. This is helping elsewhere to lines that have to be
open, like hospitals.
Might want to look at the law for faxes. I think a company can sue for
each unsolicited fax.
If they called me first, it is not unsolicited.
I would love to get one of these assholes in court. I would counter
Considering who usually sits on the jury, they would be lucky to get
away for a million bucks.
People have a higher opinion of child molesters than telemarketers.
If you have Dish (satellite) the caller ID pops up on the TV as long
as you have a phone wire plugged into the set top box.
I am on the Florida and the federal DNC list and I still get plenty of
calls. Filing a complaint seems to be a useless exercise.
That is why I am considering sic'cing a lawyer on them.
I can understand how that would be far more effective than anything
the government would be willing to do. I doubt the consumer would
actually get any money tho.
Occasionally I even get a local business spamming me on the phone.
Usually they stop if you tell them too. I did screw with one of them
who wouldn't. I set my fax modem to call them every 3 minutes for an
hour or so, then I called and told them to take me off of their call
list again. That time they did.
On 03/09/2014 11:20 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I've gotten to the point where I almost do not need a phone at all since
I talk to everyone on-line.
Except for the times I'm expecting a call, I could probably just turn
the phone ringers off and let the answering machine just pick up the calls.
Yours is one of the best solutions.
I never was interested in caller ID -- UNTIL we got it by
default with AT&T Uverse. Now I think it's great.
If you call my house, you talk to an answering machine, period.
The only exception will be if I recognize your number or
name on the caller ID (or tv screen, which displays incoming
caller ID's as well).
MAYBE I will call you back. A lot of times, I don't even
bother. And that's even with folks I -know-.
I have Uverse set to block -ALL- calls from outside the USA.
There won't be any foreign-generated calls even ringing at
I use the Uverse "call forwarding" feature to direct some
numbers I don't want to hear from, to a "dead number".
Actually it's my cell phone number (read on).
By the way, I have a cheap ($30 for the entire year, you
read that correctly) cell phone for emergencies. Neither you
or anyone else on earth can call me on it, because it's
ALWAYS turned off. That's why I can direct numbers to it,
that will ring forever.
As you may understand by now, I don't want to speak to you
(or very few others) on the phone... !!
philo wrote: "I signed up for this free service and for the last 30 hours the phone in
my house (AT&T landline) has been quieter than usual.
I just plain had enough of that crap. "
Thanks for sharing that link. Unfortunately, donotcall.gov does not cover "robocalls". Frustrating, isn't it! My land line and cellphone EACH ring 15-20x per day, and only 1-2 of those calls are somebody I know(wife, aunt, etc.).
I will look into that link though.
On 03/09/2014 05:10 AM, email@example.com wrote:
I sure hope it works for you. If I got as many robo calls as you did I'd
be pissed. It is disgusting that the " do not call" list is useless.
AT&T offered to give me another phone number (which of course would get
the calls too)
If their call blocking service had "wild cards" it would be useful
as the vast majority of the calls I get are from Card Services and they
all have the same area code and prefix.
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