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Thu, Feb 28, 2019 3:45 PM

Does unlisting your phone number reduce spam phone calls?

I have had my home number listed in the phone directory for decades. I have decided to unlist it to see if that will reduce the spam and telemarketing phone calls we receive. I already have nomorobo installed, but we still get many robo calls every day.

 

I really wish the FCC would do something about this and let customer privacy outweigh the rights of companies to pester you to death. 

 

And customers should no longer have to pay $2.25 per month to be unlisted. That charge was based on manual processes decades ago! No way it costs AT&T $2.25 per month in expenses to unlist a customer's number.

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spoom2

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I doubt it's going to reduce your calls as the robo callers just dial randomly via computers.  The best way to reduce them is don't answer them and use blocking methods like you're doing. 

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It's been 9-10 months since I posted this and I would have to say that going unlisted did not reduce my spam calls at all.

However, I decided to stay unlisted due to all the issues about identity theft.

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You are telling me that I should pay At&t the cost to have a phone, the cost for an unlisted number and the cost for an unpublished number only to not be able to answer the phone when it rings; I should tell friends and family to leave a message and I will call them back. Why not just get a virtual phone number from some 2-bit company and pay $1.99 per month and set it up to ring my cell phone (the number of which I will never give to at&t because it will blow up with nuisance calls). I can then cancel my lack of service with at&t and save about $40,00 per month and while I'm at it I can drop my direct tv and internet service. 

 

The call blocking only makes it worse. What a way to run/ruin a business.

spoom2

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I'm a customer like you.  I'm not telling you anything, you asked a question and I answered.  If what you're doing works for you keep doing it. 

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