[Hidden-tech] who can deliver me?

Frank Aronson fsaronson at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 09:45:15 EDT 2012

I have a Google Voice account and use the feature that screens the calls.
The caller is prompted to say their name when they call.  When you pick up
on the call, you get the user's name (or whatever they blurt out at the
time of the prompt) and you have the option of accepting or rejecting the
call.  It can be a useful feature.

Frank Aronson

On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 10:47 AM, Gyepi SAM
<gyepi-hidden-tec at praxis-sw.com>wrote:

>    ** Be sure to fill out the survey/skills inventory in the member's area.
>    ** If you did, we all thank you.
> On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 06:10:14PM -0400, Robin MacRostie wrote:
> > This has been going on for months.  There is a recorded message with an
> > option to press a number to discontinue receiving calls.   That response
> > has been ignored repeatedly as have requests to live operator.  The pitch
> > begins  with a free offer and scare  statistics aimed at seniors that
> claim
> > to be from an  FBI report.  Nothing deters these scammers.  They seem to
> be
> > harvesting numbers from autofill on the internet.   their name, Home
> > Protection always comes up.   The name comes up  on autofillfor the do
> not
> > call registry  site as well.
> I used to get these kinds of calls quite frequently despite being on the
> registry, but it all stopped after I ported my landline numbers to Google
> Voice [1].
> Now, most spam calls are blocked; I can see them in the spam folder.
> The occasional one that eludes the filters is quickly marked as spam
> and peace is restored. I just checked: 40 spam calls in the past 30 days!
> I am not suggesting you do the same thing, but it did work for me.
> Unfortunately, I don't know of any other phone provider with similar
> offerings.
> -Gyepi
> [1] These clarifications are slightly tangential to the original question:
> Porting landlines to GV is slightly complicated, but not difficult.
> The numbers are still being used as a landlines; I use an Obi202 Voip
> phone adapter to bridge the analog/digital divide.
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