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Old 04-12-2017, 10:05 AM
 
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Do you pick calls from 800 or 866 or a random unknown caller?
Lately I have been seeing a spike in useless automated calls .
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Old 04-12-2017, 12:28 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Depends what my caller id says about the caller. In most cases I just ignore the call, and wait for the voice mail. Sometimes I ignore them too ...

Is not that I am obligated to answer the phone or a door bell...
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Old 04-12-2017, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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No, I don't pick up calls from unknown or unidentified numbers. It only encourages them. They're often robocalls, and the robot doesn't care what you say. It will report that someone picked up, and that confirms that your number is "live".
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Old 04-12-2017, 01:06 PM
 
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If you have an internet based phone service you can block all the spam calls, in fact the service I use, tells you whether it is spam or not. I use Callcentric.
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:16 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I never answer them & yes - they do seem to be on the rise.
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Old 04-13-2017, 04:41 PM
 
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Originally Posted by elnina View Post
Depends what my caller id says about the caller. In most cases I just ignore the call, and wait for the voice mail. Sometimes I ignore them too ...

Is not that I am obligated to answer the phone or a door bell...
Or your significant other for that matter...
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Old 04-18-2017, 08:10 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Same here, if I don't recognize the number, or there is no caller ID at all, I let it go to voicemail. On the other hand, if I recognize it as a robocall that gets picked up by a human such as a survey, I will answer, say hello to trigger the human to pick up, then as soon as they answer will hang up. Just for fun. I also refuse to answer the door if the person is a stranger holding a clipboard.
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Old 04-23-2017, 11:39 AM
 
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If you have internet phone like Callcentric, you can block calls.
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Old 05-16-2017, 04:41 PM
 
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Usually unknown numbers, I wait to see if they leave a voicemail message or not.
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