•   about 10 years ago


Every time I get a call from an unknown source, I do not say anything. The call normally ends in about 30 seconds. I get the impression that these machines are voice activated. It doesn't stop the calls but at least I don't have to listen to the recording.


  •   •   about 10 years ago

    Indeed, the machines listen for a short segment of voice followed by a pause. They then transfer the call to a live operator. The live operator will never have heard "Hi, This is Bill, how are you" or whatever it is you answer with.

  •   •   about 10 years ago

    Steven C, NO, they don't always transfer to a 'live operator;' sometimes, they transfer to a "robo-narrator" - which is even worse.

  •   •   almost 10 years ago

    I have noticed a reduction in robocalls after I started doing this. I used to get 1 to 2 calls most every day. Now it's been a while since I received one.

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