Do you get robo-calls all day every day? Are they driving you crazy? I was there (at crazy) until recently when I discovered how to stop robo calls.
What I discovered is Nomorobo (get it? NO MOre RObot calls) through Time Warner Cable (now Spectrum). Up until that point I had tried blocking the calls one number at a time. This was only marginally effective. Most of these automated callers have multiple numbers and can call you from any one of them.
Now, when a robo-call comes in we hear only one ring, then silence. We only check the phone after two rings. We still get some unwanted calls, but we let our answering machine handle those. Nomorobo has stopped the majority of the unwanted calls and has cut down on the incessant ringing of the telephone. I just wish I had used this service during the fall elections!
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Step-by-Step Instructions to Stop Robo Calls:
First, go to the log in page for Time Warner Cable and log into your account. If you have not already set up an online account. you can register for one on this page.
After logging in, select the “My Phone” tab:
Select Call Blocker Plus to block calls with no caller ID, if you want. Then select Peace & Quiet to get to the Nomorobo screen.
Click “On – Block unwanted robo calls.” Click Save Changes.
This blocks unwanted calls from telemarketers, political parties, and other automated callers. Calls such as school closings and emergency announcements are allowed, as well as medical appointment confirmations. Be sure to read the Terms and Conditions for Nomorobo.
This has cut the number of telephone rings in our house by at least half. We still get automated calls from our doctors and the pharmacy. We have not had a need for a community emergency automated call since we implemented this on our telephone, but they will also be allowed through according to the statements on the TWC site.
If you do not have telephone service through TWC, contact your carrier or log into your online account and find out if you have this option, too. You need to stop robo calls!
Then, sit back and listen to the crickets.
Note: I have received no compensation for this post. I am just sharing the peace and quiet.