I'm wondering about solutions available to block incoming telemarketer calls, particularly technology solutions.
I am currently a Comcast residential subscriber (phone/internet/cable) receiving at least two inbound calls a day from telemarketers.
I registered with the National Do Not Call Registry. I ask the inbound telemarketers to remove us from their call list, but they laugh, and then keep calling. Asking nicely and depending on governmental non-enforcement doesn't work.
I got in touch with Comcast to find out about technology solutions available to block incoming calls, since we only use the home phone for outgoing calls, as everyone in the house uses their cell as primary phone. My goal was to have Comcast activate a block for ALL incoming calls EXCEPT for a few specific numbers I could personally add to a safe list.
Comcast said this wasn't possible.
Comcast's best available solution was to initiate an Anonymous Call Rejection (block all anonymous calls), use a Selective Call Rejection (for up to 12 discreet numbers), and to revisit the National Do Not Call Registry.
Gee, thanks so much, Comcast. 12 numbers? Really? There's one college telemarketer which calls from random numbers each time, varying up its number so that it can't be blocked. And Anonymous Call Rejection won't do the trick because I can see most of these inbound marketing calls have particular identities and are not simply ‘out of area’.
Wondering if anyone in the Barnson circle has another solution?