Why can't Telco's tag Internet calls?
Why can't AT&T validate a number before it passes on the call? Even calls from the Internet have to gain access the public service telephone network (PSTN) at some point. That Telco needs to validate a number or it should be fined. I get about five to ten calls per day from random spoofed numbers (I just got one while typing this). AT&T states that they 'can't do anything about it'. That's not true. If AT&T provides a PRI to a business, they should enforce the DID tagging and not give that flexibility to the business that is buying it.
Yes, folks have suggested that I just 'change my number', but I don't feel I should have to do that. I've had that number with AT&T for over 20 years. Isn't that worth something to AT&T?
8 years ago
By the way, my cell number has been on the National 'Do Not Call Registry' since July of 2003. Still no joy.