Couple of weeks ago Nick talked about blocking Robo calls by put the tones for an unassigned number at the beginning of the voice mail message.
This was on the Today show a couple of weeks ago. Web site is nomorrobo.com. If you have simulring on your phone system, this will intercept calls and if the number is in their database, disconnect after 1 ring.
I signed up this week.
I’m not sure if it’s clear from the video but that’s a machine talking to the caller. I have my own version which talks to and records the callers. Certain numbers go straight to the machine without even ringing once. It might cost me slightly more in phone bills but it’s amusing and it wastes more of their time.
How do you do that, Nick?
As a follow up to my first post on this topic, after over 2 weeks nomorobo has worked perfectly. Since you do get 1 or 2 rings on your phone before it is disconnected, you can plug the number into google and see if it was spam or not. So far, every one it has disconnected has been spam and not 1 legit call has been stopped.