08-29-2011 04:47:08 PM
Every so often, I get calls from 800 numbers, and the caller ID reads"toll free call". My number is on the national "Do Not Call" list, and I have these numbers blocked under the services. They keep coming. Is there a way to block them permanantly?
08-29-2011 05:26:51 PM
I've never had a blocked number manage to get past that option.
Are you sure it's the exact same number and not just one number off? ie: 1-800-245-1234 vs. 1-800-245-1235
09-14-2011 11:05:14 AM
01-20-2012 11:34:28 AM
Is there a reason that you can't use selective call forwarding to send telemarketers to one of your more bothersome telemarketers? It's kinda like Call Blocking with an attitude. I have set up some of them to forward to my fax number.
01-20-2012 05:17:29 PM
01-27-2012 12:41:31 PM
This response is not about call blocking, but about the Do Not Call list.
Under the law, there are exceptions for certain operations that are not required to follow the Do Not Call rules. The main ones are for political polls, and political robocalls (Hi, vote fore me!). Not surprising that the people who wrote the law left themselves a loophole. However, there is another exception: If there is a company you do business with, they can contact you about their other products and services. Some companies are large conglomerates. For example, a bank where you have a checking account may have another division call you to sell a home mortgage.
Frankly, I've found that the worst abusers of the Do Not Call rules are fly-by-night firms that spoof the phone number, so you can't trace them anyway. Sorry, but that's the way it is.
One other footnote: You may be in the habit of blocking your Caller ID when you call some businesses, but if you dial an 800-number, the other party will see your Caller ID anyway. That's because the owner of the 800 number is paying for the call; you aren't.