Telemarketers

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jimmac
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Telemarketers

Post by jimmac » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:01 pm

My landline and cell carrier does not have a means of blocking telemarketers, so when I answer a call and hear a beep knowing the call is being transferred to a Boiler Room telemarketers, and I say "Hello" and the genius answers with a "Hello" like I made the call, I don't say a word just hang up.
So that chump misses his chance for a sale, and has to wait for his next turn. :D
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FfNJGTFO
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Post by FfNJGTFO » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:08 pm

jimmac wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:01 pm
My landline and cell carrier does not have a means of blocking telemarketers, so when I answer a call and hear a beep knowing the call is being transferred to a Boiler Room telemarketers, and I say "Hello" and the genius answers with a "Hello" like I made the call, I don't say a word just hang up.
So that chump misses his chance for a sale, and has to wait for his next turn. :D
I don't even answer the phone if it's a number I don't recognize. I let the machine take it. It cuts down on a lot of those calls.

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Post by Bmup » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:09 pm

Sometimes I would make them go through the whole 5 minute speech, then ask for them to repeat it for me so I could just give them the "vegetable answers" or whatever I felt like at the time. You know, just say 'carrots' or 'lettuce' or whatever when they're waiting for your answer. The trick is to get them to hang up on YOU for a change but that's only for a live person making a cold call to you. Robo calls I just hang up on.
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Post by Mannlicher » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:02 pm

Dumped the landline years ago. I never answer if the number calling is not in my address book. I also use an ATT provided spam call blocker

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Iosef
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Post by Iosef » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:34 pm

White List... It's a capability built into every cell phone. You don't have to install an app or pay extra for the service.

List of authorized callers. If the call isn't from one of the numbers on the list, my phone doesn't even ring.

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Post by Wakko » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:16 pm

ATT has an app that identifies many, if not all, of the spam numbers. How it works is that if I get a spam call, I mark it as such in the app. Then when someone else gets it, it lists the probability of spam based on the number of votes. If it's egregious, it just blocks the call.

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Post by FfNJGTFO » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:15 pm

Wakko wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:16 pm
ATT has an app that identifies many, if not all, of the spam numbers. How it works is that if I get a spam call, I mark it as such in the app. Then when someone else gets it, it lists the probability of spam based on the number of votes. If it's egregious, it just blocks the call.
There's also a Phone app called 'Mr. Number" that does the same thing.... And it's pretty good at it.

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Post by TC6969 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:45 pm

I use my phone as a pager/message box and dont answer it at all.

It only rings 4.5 times before kicking over to voice mail so I cant get it out of my pocket in time anyway.

If its that important, wait for the beep and tell me about it.

Maybe I'll call you back.

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osprey21
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Post by osprey21 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:36 am

No landline for me either. If the incoming number isn't on my contacts list, you get ignored and blocked.
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P5 Guy
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Post by P5 Guy » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:28 am

So much for the DO NOT CALL LIST and the FCC fining companies for violations.
:D :lol: :)

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