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Old 09-12-2010, 05:12 PM
Location: southwest TN
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Default Political phone calls

I am so done with receiving these. 3-4 times a day, every day of the week and just got one a few minutes ago - it is 7 pm on Sunday night.

I promise you that I am going to vote for the opposition of the ones who have arranged for these calls that from North Dakota - yup, I have caller ID. I am answering and letting them waste their time, but not listening, except for the name.

I promise you, jerk, I am voting for your opponent.
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Old 09-12-2010, 05:57 PM
Location: Brooklyn NY
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The Do Not Call Registry would solve the problem for you.
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Old 09-13-2010, 06:05 AM
Location: southwest TN
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Really? Since when is the exclusion for political calls rescinded?

Perhaps you need to look up what the DNC Registry is about.
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Old 09-13-2010, 06:22 AM
Location: The Milky Way Galaxy
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Ive never gotten a single political call before. I guess I'm lucky
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:00 PM
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Do Not Call is not, unfortunately, a solution. Politicians wrote those DNC laws, remember? The political calls are allowed.

Your best chance is to block all calls which do not have a name ( like out-of-area, blocked, no name, etc.) It will substantially decrease the calls. OTOH, you may miss someone who wants to call you: if you block that type of call, the person gets a message to allow their name to be seen and it will go through ( some political calls do this). That is the way Verizon landline works. My AT&T cell cannot block anything -- and my # is like a business on the other side of the country, so I get lots of calls when people misdial ( with them, the phone has to be able to block )

Best way to stop political calls? Don't vote. Seriously. They call registered voters who tend to vote all the time the most.
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