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Old 09-22-2018, 02:40 AM
 
Location: Removing a snake out of the neighbor's washing machine
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Whatever you do, do not sign up with the Federal Do Not Call Registry. I made that mistake 6 years ago and the number of calls to my mobile went through the ceiling!!
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Old 09-22-2018, 03:00 AM
 
Location: South-Western USA , desert
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We have Ooma phone service.


If a number calling in is not on our contact list, we can set our system to have it go directly to voice mail.


IF they don't allow you to see a source number, we can set the system to say our number is no longer in service, or to ring forever, etc. . . .
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Old 09-27-2018, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Watervliet, NY
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I shudder to think if they get my cell phone number.
Why??? If you don't pick up the phone, you don't waste any minutes. At least with a cell phone there is that little button/icon that says "Ignore." I use it all the time, for all numbers I don't recognize. It dumps the call directly into voice mail. If it is a legit call, they will leave a message that will be returned. If they aren't legit, oh well...
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Old 09-27-2018, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Why??? If you don't pick up the phone, you don't waste any minutes. At least with a cell phone there is that little button/icon that says "Ignore." I use it all the time, for all numbers I don't recognize. It dumps the call directly into voice mail. If it is a legit call, they will leave a message that will be returned. If they aren't legit, oh well...
I do not have a smart phone, and the one I have does not have an ignore feature. I do now get junk calls on my cell phone, though I no longer get them from the folks that prompted me to start this thread. I generally just do not answer numbers I do not recognize, though there are times when I am expecting calls from tradespeople and I do answer to avoid telephone tag.
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Old 10-30-2018, 06:34 PM
 
Location: South-Western USA , desert
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I have a phone service through the internet, which gives me several options that I use


* ZERO calls that do not allow theirID to show are NEVER allowed to ring;

* Only calls that are on one's contact list are allowed to ring . . . (unless I have it set for them to go straight to voice-mail);


* Block all numbers not listed as contacts, & do either of these things with them:
play Call Blocked message; play Number Disconnected message; Ring Continuously; or, send to voicemail.

This way I can leave my voice-mail off all night & not get any calls that will ring . . .
except emergency calls from friends & family who are listed on my contact list,
& I don't have to turn my voicemail on. (Of course this only works if your friends & family contacts all know & respect when your sleeping hours are.) But, I can also turn on my voicemail for my contacts, if I want. I can also set it to allow me to live-screen the calls that are picked up by my voicemail. (:
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Old 12-21-2018, 04:47 PM
 
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I have ordered a personal safety alarm thingy that emits an extremely loud sound.

Once it arrives and I receive a call I will put on some headphones and start speaking softly to get them listening, and maybe turning up their volume, and then let them have it.

It probably won't help but I will feel a whole lot better.
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Old 01-22-2019, 12:28 AM
 
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I finally received my noisy alarm and so far have used it twice. The first time was over a week ago and I did not receive another call until today. They hang up very quickly but I know their ears are in pain and that makes me happy.

Only time will tell if this method is going to work but even a full week without any calls was an improvement.
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Old 04-03-2019, 12:45 PM
 
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I have a cell phone and can get up to 30 calls from US Pharmacy a day.. I block every number that calls me but the calls keep coming.. I've tried being nice and I've tried being rude and nothing works..
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Old 04-03-2019, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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I finally just quit answering the phone if I do not recognize the number. They stopped calling me.
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Old 04-09-2019, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Removing a snake out of the neighbor's washing machine
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Do not answer any calls that ID as follows:

"City, State
Phone Number
"

If it's really important or someone legitimate, they can leave a voice message - if people still do that in 2019...!
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