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Tue Aug 18, 2020, 09:34 PM

My land line is ringing every few minutes...

All robocalls from 3rd world scammers. We stopped answering it.

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Reply My land line is ringing every few minutes... (Original post)
RainCaster Aug 2020 OP
MiniMe Aug 2020 #1
unblock Aug 2020 #2
drray23 Aug 2020 #3
dflprincess Aug 2020 #4
Laffy Kat Aug 2020 #7
unblock Aug 2020 #5
yonder Aug 2020 #6
PoindexterOglethorpe Aug 2020 #8
Happy Hoosier Aug 2020 #9
Demovictory9 Aug 2020 #11
abqtommy Aug 2020 #10
I_UndergroundPanther Aug 2020 #12
drray23 Aug 2020 #13
I_UndergroundPanther Aug 2020 #14

Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 09:36 PM

1. I never answer my landline unless it is someone I know

Big Surprise, nobody leaves messages

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 09:37 PM

2. What's a land line?



Lol

I haven't answered mine since I got my first answering machine.

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Response to unblock (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 09:39 PM

3. those of us in rural america still have that.

where we live my cellphone is 2 bars on good days, zero if its raining/storming.

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Response to drray23 (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 09:44 PM

4. I do not live in a rural area but I keep my land line

because it is more reliable than a cell phone.

Yes, I have a cell & I have had two of them that were working fine one day & when I picked them up the next morning they had gone to cell phone heaven & nothing could bring them back. I live alone, I am not young, I need a phone I can depend on.

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 10:04 PM

7. I miss my landline so much. I used to talk for hours to my sister and friends...

We'd chat about nothing, reminisce and laugh. It's a completely different experience on a cell and I keep it short and to the point. I don't know how I'd date now without a landline; how would you get to know someone without long calls?

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Response to drray23 (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 09:46 PM

5. I know, we live out in the woods

We kept our land line as a backup for years, only got rid of it recently after the signal finally became more reliable.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 10:02 PM

6. We've gotten upwards of a dozen calls today on ours.

Haven't answered any. There's been a real uptick in those calls this week.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 10:31 PM

8. I have both cell and landline, and mainly because I can hear better on the landline

I don't anticipate getting rid of it.

I get a reasonable share of robo calls, but I simply hang up as soon as I figure that out. Most of the time, even though I'm supposed to have caller ID, the system doesn't capture the phone number of the caller. I have a friend I talk to every single day, and his name and number show up maybe a third of the time. So if I never answered the phone if I couldn't see a known number, I'd miss a lot of his calls.

Although if for any reason I don't feel like answering a particular call, I know that if it's important enough a message will be left.

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 10:34 PM

9. Ditch the landline....

No one ever called it except scammers.

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Response to Happy Hoosier (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 10:45 PM

11. They call cell phones too

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 10:44 PM

10. Even though my "landline" is a VOIP/Voice Over Internet Protocol setup I still have a wire

connection to my phone(s) that I can unplug if I get persistent junk callers. Caller ID may be the best
thing that ever happened to phone service!

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Response to RainCaster (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 11:57 PM

12. Whatever happened

To the do not call list.

This shit got worse by far since trump.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 19, 2020, 09:38 PM

13. it never covered political calls. nt.

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Response to drray23 (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 19, 2020, 11:12 PM

14. I know political calls were allowed

But what about shithead telemarketers,scammers spam calls. They were prohibited.

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