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The Telecom Digest for July 30, 2012
Volume 31 : Issue 184 : "text" Format
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Re: Challenge-Response (Pete Cresswell)
Re: Challenge-Response (Dalenberg)

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Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2012 10:59:07 -0400 From: Pete Cresswell <PeteCress@invalid.telecom-digest.org> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Challenge-Response Message-ID: <eev7181ljp3nol6uuucqgg1cmuiblk2f90@4ax.com> Per T: >It's not going to happen. Most phone services allow call-block now. And >on my phone I use Blacklist for Android - MetroPCS wants to charge me a >buck a month for phone block. A $2 app does it forever and I don't need >to pay MetroPCS for the privilege. But don't Call-Block services depend on a blacklist? If so, who maintains the blacklist? What data does the Android app work from? Does it just block anything where the calling number is not in your phonebook? -- Pete Cresswell
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2012 09:42:35 -0500 From: "Dalenberg" <dalenberg@wowway.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Challenge-Response Message-ID: <F4D4F71038574DF49A9CD0AEE28A9650@ACER> My elderly (90+) mother got stung twice by a "Credit Protection" agency, to the tune 0f $300.00. I installed a Hybrid PABX, KCE Tech 416. This way a three digit code is required to ring through into the house. There is a voice attendant requesting an extension, and if none is entered, it passes the call to a T.A.D. (friday 2000 two line answering machine). The TAD also has a menu as well. The TAD includes a pass thru on digit 8, to a seperate extension. No telcom, NFP, Political or calls of any type. Send written notification to Doctors, Police department, Fire department, and family/friends. Works great, and I have been using the system for nine (9) years now. --Paul D.
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