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We get alot of unwanted calls on our landline home phone, is there a software that can block unwanted calls?
 

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If you have Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) for your landline, there is usually no hardware involved that can be programmed by any type of software. You would need to talk to your phone company about any services they may offer to block undesirable calls on their end.
 
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For a POTS line, you can add the number to your state/national Do Not Call registries. But, you will have to be a bit proactive for companies that you have a past relationship with by notifying them to no longer call. Keep track of the calls, day, time, product, company, category and start reporting each call accordingly. This will not stop any fraud callers pretending to be a business, government, etc...; but, it can dramatically cut down on the sales pitch cold calls. Disclaimer - Unfortunately, this will not stop calls for political parties.

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We get alot of unwanted calls on our landline home phone, is there a software that can block unwanted calls?
When you pick up the phone see what time and date it is and remember it or write it down. They will ask to speak to someone or try to verify in some subtle way if it's you or someone you live with but you never answer their questions with the real answers they're trying to extract from you. You answer their question with another question subtly and politely. Pretend to be a weak meek polite beta-male who is only doing this because mamma told him not to talk to strangers. You ask them who they are, ask the caller who she/he is if they don't tell you voluntary and what their business is calling you. After you get them to tell you that... Most likely in consecutive order because they never divulge even the most basic information voluntarily or out of pace you tell them (This call is being recorded) and give them the time and date. They will also say (This call is being recorded) even though it may not but neither is yours so don't worry and you'll say you'd like to be taken off their call list and if these calls persist you will be contacting your lawyer to file harassment suit. Hell you might as well find a name and number of a good lawyer and have it ready in case they ask.

This wont work on all of them but it will give them something to think about.
 
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state/national Do Not Call registries don't work. I renewed about every year or so but I still got calls. A lot are spoofed numbers. Finally went into Comcast/Xfinity site and did some sort of call blocking (can't remember what it's called) and now MOST of the bad calls that come through will ring once and that's it. It will "dis-connect" the incoming call.
 

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Finally went into Comcast/Xfinity site and did some sort of call blocking (can't remember what it's called) and now MOST of the bad calls that come through will ring once and that's it. It will "dis-connect" the incoming call.
The service is called Nomorobo ( https://www.nomorobo.com/ ).
 
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Yes, that's it! NOMOROBO. It eliminates a lot of annoying calls and it's FREE! That's my favorite 4 letter F word. I wish it was free for cell phones.
 

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You need to check with your landline phone service. The last time I checked, the service does not work with the old analog POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) landlines.
 
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