Yeah its called anonymous call rejection. We have here on our phone.
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Neal Ewers" <neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2006 5:21 PM
Subject: [bct] Re: FS Tele-Marketing
Another thing you can check is to see if your phone company offers something that will see that the caller is blocking caller ID and will present the caller with a message that says that their call will not be accepted. Our provider has this and I suspect it has saved a lot of hassles. However, companies and especially political groups are getting around this by placing unused numbers in the caller ID so the phone company computers thinks it is from a legitimate caller. When I look at the number, it's often something like 000-0001, or something just as unlikely.
Unfortunately, I don't have this on my business line and a few days ago I got a call from the group that sells light bulbs to help the blind. As I don't know any blind people who have been helped by the sale of light bulbs, I played along with them. When they told me that these bulbs would guarantee that I would be able to see things much clearer, I told them to send me a case for free in that because I was blind myself, any help they could give me in clarifying my sight would be a big help. Of course, I got a hang-up.
And then, there are the really stupid sales people. My outgoing message basically says this. "If you are calling to sell us something, please start speaking before you hear the tone. If you are a friend, please wait until after the tone and begin speaking and we will call you back. So, the other day, I got a call from a sales person that some how got through my defenses. The woman started talking about all the nice things she could do to help me with insurance. Then, there was a pause, after which she actually said. "Oh, I'm sorry, I was supposed to start speaking after the tone," and she hung up. Hmmm! Perhaps she should run for political office.