nick zander • over 10 years ago
There's plenty of answers.
There's multiple solutions
For home phone/LAN lines:
Basically, an answering machine, but, with the ability to block certain area codes and/or require a specific "code" (extension number, such as when calling a tech support line "press this button to call this department") to be entered by the caller before the call will actually go through to the recipient. It could be a mediator between the cord coming from the wall, and the phone itself.
For Mobile calls:
-iPhone - Anyone willing to jailbreak their iPhone( yes, this is legal) has access to an app called iBlacklist http://www.iblacklist.com.br/
-For those who aren't willing to jailbreak there's an app called YouMail, another blacklisting app along with a few other nifty features http://www.youmail.com/
-Android phones - Android's also have access the YouMail, along with NQ Call Blocker, on the Android's Play Store.
Another " off the wall idea" is, most telemarketers are calling via computers. Each computer has a specific IP address assigned to it, any IP can be blocked from access from a computer, but possibly create an app to do the same thing? Keep in mind that some ISP's change consumer IP addresses on occasion, along with the ability to change a static IP at will, or use a proxy server to "hide behind" a different IP address.
Another easy way to stay under the radar is to simply not put your phone number on every single form you fill out. Alot of things on your computer/phone such as programs, toolbars, games, registrations, etc require a phone number, name, address, etc and a few of those come along with unwanted programs, trials and other things. I've never honestly read and of the Terms and Agreements for such programs but I'm sure if they're willing to throw in a few extra programs that you didn't even realize came with it, then they wouldn't mind having somewhere in their Terms that allow them to contact you with surveys, or other unwanted things.
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