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  #61  
Old October 15th 18, 08:12 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Nil[_5_]
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On 15 Oct 2018, 123456789 wrote in
alt.comp.os.windows-10:

Reporting back. In the last 6 days I've not had one spam/scam
call. NoMoRoBo seems to work very well. Thanks again.


Nomorobo doesn't eliminate spam calls, it just blocks them after one
ring. If you have had no single-ring calls, you can't credit Nomorobo
for that.

These things go in cycles. If you haven't had many spam calls for a few
days, just wait - they'll be back before long. My counts were up a
couple of weeks ago, but then they tapered off and I haven't had any
since the 12th. I know it's just temporary and they'll ramp up again.
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  #62  
Old October 15th 18, 04:16 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Ken Blake[_5_]
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On Sun, 14 Oct 2018 23:15:50 -0700, 123456789 wrote:

On 10/8/2018 5:02 PM, Ken Blake wrote:
On Mon, 8 Oct 2018 123456789 wrote:


I block all toll free area codes also (home phone). Trouble is it no
longer works that well. Scammers/spammers now munge my local area code
in an attempt to get me to pick up.


You might want to look into the free NoMoRoBo.


Thanks much. Just signed up.


You're welcome. Let us know what you think of it.


Reporting back. In the last 6 days I've not had one spam/scam call.
NoMoRoBo seems to work very well. Thanks again.



Good news, and you're very welcome.

But don't expect never to get *any*. Good as NoMoRoBo is, it's not
perfect.
  #63  
Old October 15th 18, 05:30 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
123456789[_3_]
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On 10/15/2018 12:12 AM, Nil wrote:
On 15 Oct 2018, 123456789 wrote in
alt.comp.os.windows-10:


In the last 6 days I've not had one spam/scam call. NoMoRoBo seems
to work very well.


Nomorobo doesn't eliminate spam calls, it just blocks them after one
ring.


I did get one ringers at first as reported in an earlier post.

If you have had no single-ring calls, you can't credit Nomorobo for
that.


However my cordless phone system has a programming feature that allows
me to turn off the first ring on ALL calls. Now there is SILENCE, even
from NoMoRoBo! Life is good...

If you haven't had many spam calls for a few days, just wait -
they'll be back before long.


It's true that in the last few days with my new found blessed first ring
SILENCE I can't tell for sure if there were any blocked calls. However I
ASSume that when I go from 3 (average) a day to SILENCE that things are
working.

BTW Did I mention how nice the SILENCE is...
  #64  
Old October 15th 18, 06:46 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Nil[_5_]
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On 15 Oct 2018, 123456789 wrote in
alt.comp.os.windows-10:

I did get one ringers at first as reported in an earlier post.

If you have had no single-ring calls, you can't credit Nomorobo
for that.


However my cordless phone system has a programming feature that
allows me to turn off the first ring on ALL calls. Now there is
SILENCE, even from NoMoRoBo! Life is good...


So you only hear a call if they let it ring for two or more rings? I
wish I had that feature.

It's true that in the last few days with my new found blessed
first ring SILENCE I can't tell for sure if there were any blocked
calls. However I ASSume that when I go from 3 (average) a day to
SILENCE that things are working.


I still wouldn't make that assumption. I haven't had any junk calls
since last Friday but I'm certain that Nomorobo is working and would
have given me the one ring. The lack of junk calls is just part of the
cycle.

I don't know who your phone service is, but mine, Comcast, has a web
log page where you can see all incoming and outgoing calls. Calls that
Nomorobo blocks are easy to distinguish.

BTW Did I mention how nice the SILENCE is...


I have a hazy recollection of long ago silence... or was it just a
dream?
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Old October 15th 18, 07:24 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Ken Blake[_5_]
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On Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:46:16 -0400, Nil
wrote:

On 15 Oct 2018, 123456789 wrote in
alt.comp.os.windows-10:

I did get one ringers at first as reported in an earlier post.

If you have had no single-ring calls, you can't credit Nomorobo
for that.


However my cordless phone system has a programming feature that
allows me to turn off the first ring on ALL calls. Now there is
SILENCE, even from NoMoRoBo! Life is good...


So you only hear a call if they let it ring for two or more rings? I
wish I had that feature.




Same here. That sounds like a great feature.
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Old October 15th 18, 10:23 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
123456789[_3_]
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On 10/15/2018 11:24 AM, Ken Blake wrote:
Nil wrote:
On 15 Oct 2018, 123456789 wrote


my cordless phone system has a programming feature that allows
me to turn off the first ring


I wish I had that feature.


Same here. That sounds like a great feature.


Check your cordless phone, maybe you do have first ring blocking. My
cordless phone has its own number blocking capability and (like
NoMoRoBo) requires one ring to determine if the call should be blocked.
For those like me who one-ringers annoy it allows me to turn off that
first ring.

BTW I just got a snail mail letter from Cox today saying they're very
happy to announce some new phone features with what they're calling "Cox
Voice". One of the new features? You guessed it: NoMoRoBo. How's that
for timing...
  #67  
Old October 16th 18, 12:13 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Ken Blake[_5_]
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On Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:23:01 -0700, 123456789 wrote:

On 10/15/2018 11:24 AM, Ken Blake wrote:
Nil wrote:
On 15 Oct 2018, 123456789 wrote


my cordless phone system has a programming feature that allows
me to turn off the first ring


I wish I had that feature.


Same here. That sounds like a great feature.


Check your cordless phone, maybe you do have first ring blocking.



Thanks, but I don't use a cordless phone. I have five connected phones
here.


My
cordless phone has its own number blocking capability and (like
NoMoRoBo) requires one ring to determine if the call should be blocked.
For those like me who one-ringers annoy it allows me to turn off that
first ring.

BTW I just got a snail mail letter from Cox today saying they're very
happy to announce some new phone features with what they're calling "Cox
Voice". One of the new features? You guessed it: NoMoRoBo. How's that
for timing...

  #68  
Old October 16th 18, 07:15 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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123456789 wrote:

BTW I just got a snail mail letter from Cox today saying they're
very happy to announce some new phone features with what they're
calling "Cox Voice". One of the new features? You guessed it:
NoMoRoBo. How's that for timing...


Apparently they're rolling it out in sections of the country? I'm in
Phoenix, AZ. It's been here for several weeks and it works perfectly.

I can't find first ring blocking on my phone, maybe it doesn't have it?

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