Steve Payne • almost 10 years ago
There's an App For That
Create an App that will work on cell phones that will allow people to mark a phone call as harassment and/or spam. You can also do the *whatever for land lines as well.
When phone numbers receive enough complaints and/or have a high enough % of harassing phone calls, make the caller enter a "captcha" word on the cell phone before making a phone call.
Example: 480-111-1111 .. before ringing .. Hello, please type the third word in the sentence "You are very cool" to verify you are not an automated phone call. To repeat the sentence, press *. If you believe this is in error, press # to receive a phone call back to the number you are calling from.
If a phone number is still receiving complaints, make them wait randomly up to 10 seconds before the phone call is placed and have it record for voice activity in that time. If the phone call is receiving activity they must call a 1-800 number and register their phone number with a credit card. They will be charged a pending transaction of $1. Any 1 person may register up to 5 phone numbers with a credit card.
If phone companies won't allow it, the App can take care of it. The app will answer the cell phone immediately and handle everything. You can install it or not, have it start coming with new cell phone purchases just like the spam folder in email comes with everything these days.
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