[FRIAM] Call blockers

Frank Wimberly wimberly3 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 18 15:23:33 EDT 2023

My Google phone warns me of suspected spam calls.  When it does so I have
the choice of "Screening" the call, blocking it, or answering it.  If I
select "Screen" the caller hears

"Hi.  The person you are calling is using a Google screening service.
Please say your name and the reason you are calling.  The person will get a
recording and transcript of what you say."

Or words to that effect.  Almost nobody leaves a message.

Frank C. Wimberly
140 Calle Ojo Feliz,
Santa Fe, NM 87505

505 670-9918
Santa Fe, NM

On Tue, Apr 18, 2023, 12:47 PM Nicholas Thompson <thompnickson2 at gmail.com>

> Phellow Phriammers,
> After having my phone completely tied up by robocalls during some medical
> troubles, I put out cold hard cash for the CPR Call Blocker recommended by
> my carrier.  I have now blocked 70 numbers, and new ones come in daily,
> although  the rate has substantially decreased.  I have to say, pressing
> that big red block button is very satisfying.  It also has a mass-blocking
> function for voip-rogue calls, name withheld calls, private caller
> calls,and any area code you take a dislike to.
>  Still I have questions.
> 1.  Has anybody else tried this device?
> 2.  Do you fully understand the navigation functions
> 3.  Is it working for you?
> 4.   Do you have any wisdom to share?
> I  chatted up one of the callers.  I suggested that at a time of full
> employment, perhaps a bright guy like him might get a better job.  He
> replied that he was being paid quite well for his efforts!  Apparently the
> number of any fool who answers their phone is worth $7.
> Nick
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