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Old 05-02-2013, 06:48 AM
 
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We get tons of these calls at work, as we have Comcast phones I can block any number I want. I look them up on 800 notes, and if they call more than once, I auto forward them to number that's a recording that states they must deposit coins to continue the call.

As far as cell phones, another feature of Android rooting is you can install a call blocking app, I have a few numbers blocked, but get very few spam calls.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:22 AM
 
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We get tons of these calls at work, as we have Comcast phones I can block any number I want. I look them up on 800 notes, and if they call more than once, I auto forward them to number that's a recording that states they must deposit coins to continue the call.

As far as cell phones, another feature of Android rooting is you can install a call blocking app, I have a few numbers blocked, but get very few spam calls.
Thanks for 800 Notes. I didn't know about that site.

Your comment about rooting android confuses me. I use a call blocker on an unrooted android and it works great. It took about 4 or 5 different tries before I found one that actually works, but it does.

This is the one that works for me. Droid X
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:27 AM
 
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Your comment about rooting android confuses me. I use a call blocker on an unrooted android and it works great.
That would be my brain before coffee, I was thinking add blockers but discussing call blockers
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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...I auto forward them to number that's a recording that states they must deposit coins to continue the call....
I like this idea. However, it seems that some of these telemarketers send different caller ID numbers every time they call. Over the past few days, I have received 3-4 calls on my private extension at work. I have never given this number to anyone, and is 100% unlisted. Same telemarketer, different caller ID numbers each time. I just added this number to Do Not Call registry, but I somehow suspect that this will not help the matter.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:48 AM
 
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I like this idea. However, it seems that some of these telemarketers send different caller ID numbers every time they call.
Some do, some don't, I have numbers I blocked over a year ago that are still being used.
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:39 PM
 
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I have put my number on the Do Not Call but doesn't help I get 4+ calls per day always from differant numbers, for awhile I didn't answer them but they continued so answered them and asked them to stop but they continue any help would like. These are all coming on my cell phone.
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:47 PM
 
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I have put my number on the Do Not Call but doesn't help I get 4+ calls per day always from differant numbers, for awhile I didn't answer them but they continued so answered them and asked them to stop but they continue any help would like. These are all coming on my cell phone.
Nothing you can do other than block them, either via your carrier or a call blocking app.
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Nothing you can do other than block them, either via your carrier or a call blocking app.
The problem is that they use a different number every time.

I just no longer answer numbers I cannot identify.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:43 PM
 
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The problem is that they use a different number every time.

I just no longer answer numbers I cannot identify.
Bingo! I do this then look them up here. Then I block those I don't want to call me again using this app.
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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I think I am just going to scream, with a loud, high pitched shriek if anyone who I don't want to talk to calls. Think of a fax machine tone, amplified 100x.
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