32 Years of the Digest ... founded August 21, 1981
The Telecom Digest for July 10, 2014
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Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 12:40:34 +0000 (UTC) From: tonypo <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Anonymous call blocking (whether you want it or not) Message-ID: <email@example.com> On Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:04:45 -0400, Fred Goldstein wrote: > I was expecting a call yesterday and it didn't arrive... and when I > called the other party today, they said that the call was blocked, > because my line has anonymous call blocking turned on. >=20 > Now anonymous call blocking is a nice feature if you want to avoid > telemarketers who block their caller ID, which is approximately none of > them, since they can simply insert fake caller ID instead and get around > such blocking! But if you ever need to call the "doctor on call" for an > off-hours medical emergency, for instance, the doctor on call will > usually have call blocking (because they're calling you back from home). > And some government agencies, as in my recent case, also block caller > ID. So you don't always want this "feature" on. And I never ordered it > or turned it on. I don't have any VOIP or wireline service anymore. But on my cell phone there's a feature you can turn on in Android 4.1.2 called Call Block. But it does something different from all the other call blockers I've seen. Instead of having you white list callers it instead derives a white list from you contacts. So long as someone is in your contacts they can call you. Otherwise it just shunts off to your voicemail. Eliminates a lot of the baloney that's for sure.
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 08:11:23 -0400 From: "news" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Anonymous call blocking (whether you want it or not) Message-ID: <Jjavv.280200$LR3.firstname.lastname@example.org> > They're getting sloppier and sloppier as they get bigger and bigger. They were that way BEFORE they started adding phone service. Nothing has changed. Don't expect anything to get better ... ever. [moderator pro tem's note: In my area they seemed better. If it was old MediaOne, it was usually pretty good. Old TCI, ecch.]
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