[–] ardvarcus 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Too late for me. I don't even bother answering the phone these days. Too many robot calls.

[–] UsedToBeCujoQuarrel 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Yep. That's why I have an answering machine.

[–] tendiesonfloor 1 point -1 points (+0|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Set it to ring through only for contacts.

[–] mccarthyists ago 

only way to do this on iphone is to keep your phone permanently on do not disturb mode.

[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Question is how long it takes for them to decide they can control more than just shit calls. I could see it being used to dump certain groups and promote others. That's how this shit always winds up at some point. Then they mark all conservative groups as telemarketers and let liberal ones through.

[–] fuckdumb 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I got a legit call from GoDaddy about my website the other day and it came up as “AT&T Alert: Telemarketer”. So, I don’t know if I fully trust them to nail this.

[–] goatsandbros 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

The fun I've had talking to these very easy to anger people make it more than worth the time.

[–] Monkstar1 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Right, I started talking to them as well. One guy even had the nerve to say 'well, now you're just wasting my time'......

[–] stealthninjataliban 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

I've actually stopped getting robocalls now. 100% stop rate. Just block every single robocall and they end in a day or so. They rotate through a list of 10-20 numbers in your state. I haven't gotten one in months!

[–] tendiesonfloor 1 point -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Or only allow calls from your contacts and stop the cycle of adding new numbers for good.

[–] mccarthyists ago 

not easy to do on iphone

[–] JJNova 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Likely to face a freedom of communication and first amendment challenge.

Phone companies have tried in the past, and most of them have been forced to find other solutions. Like if a known robo call is coming through, my caller ID just identifies them as "SPAM". Thought the number generators have gotten smarter in the last year. All the spam calls are now displaying a local number, which is much more effective at getting people to pick up the phone.

[–] stealthninjataliban 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

They pay big bucks for those local numbers though. I blocked ALL of their burner numbers and noticed that they rotate through them every few days. The phone doesn't even ring before sending them to v-mail

[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

They pay nothing for those numbers. They spoof the caller-id. That's how you can actually wind up getting a call from a number you actually know (like my own number coming up as calling me but it is someone speaking Mandarin).

[–] llegendary 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

They also spoof local numbers. I've gotten calls and my wife has gotten calls saying "I just got a call from you."

[–] anamazonslittle ago 

I still have my NV phone number from when I got my first cell phone 100 years ago, so if it comes up from that area code, I know it's bullshit.

[–] x13 ago  (edited ago)

Most VOIP providers RESET THE CALLER ID information for you, unless you opt out, then relay to your land line with new caller ID info, or to your cell phone.

The logic is merely based on too many short calls per day.

The caller ID is changed to something like "Possible Scammer" , or "Scam likely", or "False Caller ID Info"

I like it because it labels CHARITIES, POLITICAL POLLSTERS, and even COMMUNITY WARNING CALLS.

AT&T will definitely NEVER block those three.

Its a joy during election months,

NOMOROBO is similar and was free but BANNED by ATT, it used trunk dialing and the other side of the trunk (nomorobo) simply picked up first stopping your ringing and letting other side know they needed to try calling you a different way.

[–] jerkwad152 ago 

And I'm Margaret Thatcher.

load more comments ▼ (1 remaining)