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Unwanted calls

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (Not Computer-Related)' started by italian59, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. italian59

    italian59 Thread Starter

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

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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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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  3. Chawbacon

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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.

    Good Luck
     
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