[FRIAM] Call blockers

Russ Abbott russ.abbott at gmail.com
Wed Apr 19 11:37:49 EDT 2023

I think Google has stopped its telephone service. It got enough samples of
voices to train its systems and needs no more.

It's fairly easy to turn a phone that supports voice mail and caller ID
into a call blocker.

   - Have the phone answer on the first ring.
   - Record your message saying that this is a screening and voice mail
   system. Instruct people to introduce themselves. Tell them that if no one
   answers, they should continue with their message.
   - When the phone rings, look at the screen to see who's calling and
   listen to the self-introduction. Then decide if you want to answer.

Virtually all spam callers will either hang up before identifying
themselves or identify themselves in such a way that you know not to answer.

-- Russ

On Wed, Apr 19, 2023 at 7:46 AM glen <gepropella at gmail.com> wrote:

> You should be able to forward to your landline from a virtual number like
> Google Voice. Then only give out your virtual number. You should be able to
> pick up your landline and Google will talk to you with a phone menu of
> options.
> Of course, that doesn't solve people getting your landline number from a
> phone book ... do people still use phone books?
> On 4/19/23 07:17, Barry MacKichan wrote:
> > I like Frank’s solution, but I’m also interested in a solution for our
> land line. The other option for the land line is to cancel it entirely, but
> about six weeks ago I got a call from a friend who looked us up when he was
> in Santa Fe, which is when he found out we had moved. He found our land
> line number and I just happened to be around when his call came in, and his
> caller id was announced by voice bot that lives in our land line. We might
> not have reconnected had I discontinued the land line. TBH, though, I had
> been trying to get his number — we were both thinking about the upcoming
> 60th anniversary of our canoe trip to York Factory on Hudson’s Bay.
> >
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