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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:19 pm 
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Has anyone added an external call blocking machine to their home phone? What brand and how easy was it to use? I have already filled the call blocking function in our phone. We're tired of telemarketers calling at 5 in the morning. Thanks ahead of time.Dave

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:42 pm 
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Has anyone added an external call blocking machine to their home phone? What brand and how easy was it to use? I have already filled the call blocking function in our phone. We're tired of telemarketers calling at 5 in the morning. Thanks ahead of time.Dave

Depending on your service provider and phone, you can set it to only allow incoming calls from designated contacts or all contacts in your phones contact list. I would look into that if you wish to leave your phone on all night. Good luck.

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We cancelled our home phone for that reason. Now we're strictly cell so even when we're on the road we get all calls. Not only saves us $60/month but also lets us block any and all telemarketing calls and texts.

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It doesn't matter if you block them. They have 50 million different numbers they can call you from and when you block one, they just use another. I have got down right nasty with them, even threatened law suits for harassment. It stops some of them, but most it doesn't. I told one of them, sorry but he passed away 2 weeks ago! They stopped calling. :lol3 :lol3

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:04 pm 
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We are suppose to have an un-listed number, don't think that means much nowadays. Our home phones are on a message recorder and have caller id (shows up on the phones and TVs), and most importantly, I have almost all of them with the ringers turn off. Except for the one in the garage and at my upstairs home office desk.

When we have to give out a phone number to businesses, etc., we give them that number. If someone really wants to get a hold of us, they will leave a message on the machine, and we can filter those out for call backs. If a strange number pops up on the tv, we don't even go there. With the election in VA this month, it was showing quite a few calls, but no messages left. This setup works pretty good.

The scammers are getting pretty smart, they have on a few occasions called showing our home number as the source on the caller id (spoofing). If one is not thinking, they will see the familiar number and pick it up (yeah I did that one time :lol: ).

All the family members use the cell phones and group text messaging, Robin also has a dedicated work cellphone. My 91 yo mother still does the land line thing so have to watch out for her occasional calls.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:29 pm 
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Thanks all. I would like to use our cells but 99% of the time they don't work here at the house. At least we don't have dozens of people knocking on our door. :mrgreen: Dave

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I got rid of my Land line about 8 or 9 years ago. I use "Ooma" it's a IP phone. I still have my same number and I can block any call I want. Online you can view all your incoming and outgoing calls and block or blacklist any number.
I can call anywhere in the USA for free unlimited. The cost is about $10 a month with the premium service, basic service is about $10 a year (no call blocking).
Like the previous person said they just call using another number. One company can have hundreds of these robot calling machine. They call to see when your home and then hang up when you answers and then call back later with a sales pitch.
You must have a Internet service for Ooma to work. The only negative is if your Internet is down then your phone is out of service, rarely ever happens but I have a cell phone for backup.

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We subscribe (free) to NOMOROBO. It automatically blocks 90% of the robo calls on the first ring. It was developed under a government competition and it works well. Just log onto NoMoRobo.com and follow their instructions.

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