Overview
04.04.2019 (73 Days Ago)
Robocalls
Robocalls
73 days ago 8 comments Categories: Tech News Tags:

Do you answer calls to your cellphone from numbers that are not in your contacts or recognized by you?
I try not to. I never answer a call from the same exchange (first three numbers) as my phone number.
I find that the “local caller” phenomenon is also spreading to nearby locales.
I have a harder time with Blocked/No Caller ID numbers because some of my usual callers have blocked their numbers.
Now my cellphone sometimes warns me of a suspected telemarketer and it appears that the carriers are making efforts against Robocalls. Congress has also indicated an interest in new laws to combat Robocalls.

But I won’t let my guard down.
If I don’t answer a call and it’s important, they’ll leave a message.

...
Comments
Order by: 
Per page: 
 
  •  CarlyMeyer wrote 73 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
    0
    I'm with you 100%. Yesterday I received a call from supposed DHL saying this was the last time they were reminding about a package I needed to pick up. I continued to listen and then they said press 1 for China. HUH?! China? I now get three of 4 a day.
     
       
     
     
    0 points
     
  •  Corey_Bearak wrote 73 Days Ago (positive) 
     
    1
    I block #s prolifically.
    On my landline ill pick up so those that leave messages won’t.
    Where # unrecognizable i never snswer with my name. If they ask for me i demand to know who is calling. Then i demand they remove my #!
     
       
     
     
    0 points
     
  •  Fred wrote 73 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
    0
    Caller beware: I only answer calls in my contacts.
     
       
     
     
    0 points
     
  •  ShelleySimpson wrote 73 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
    0
    Typically, I don't pick up if I don't recognize the number and look for the voicemail. If I do pick up and it's a live telemarketer, I engage with them and have had some wonderful conversations. If it's a recorded message in a Chinese dialect, I figure it's not for me.
     
       
     
     
    0 points
     
  •  Daniel_Schwartz wrote 73 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
    0
    Big annoyance these Robocalls. If it's important, they will leave a message. I do resist picking up unknown calls, but it tough in my sales industry.
     
       
     
     
    0 points
     
  •  Liz_Saldana wrote 73 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
    0
    I rarely answer calls from a number I don't recognize as trying to opt out, whether by speaking with a live person or pressing the offered number, doesn't seem to work. The last time I spoke with a live person offering to help reduce my student loans ended abruptly when he hung up the minute I mentioned a didn't have (nor ever had) student loans. LOL
     
       
     
     
    0 points
     
  •  MarilynGenoa wrote 72 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
    0
    Rarely answer from a number that doesn't come up with a name, however there are those who I do give my cell to who are not in my contacts for one reason or another so I don't always ignore---but do immediately hangup if not someone I know.
     
       
     
     
    0 points
     
  •  EllynFinkelstein wrote 71 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
    0
    Never answer a call from a number not in my contacts. If they leave a message I do listen promptly....usually no message is left.
     
       
     
     
    0 points
     
  CommentRecord a video comment
 
 
 
 
     
Commenting

Please log in to comment.

Copyright © 2019 Gotham City Networking, Inc.