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I only wish caller ID came with a ringer mute function for annonymous or unavailable calls

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I get frequent annoyance calls and my answering machine picks up and the caller never leaves any messages, but caller ID indicates that the caller is unknown or unavailable. That said, I would like to understand, just why, exactly, that such calls even need to ring the phone in the first place. If in fact all calls that are not registering with caller Identity, which would normally display the telephone number and name of person or business from which that call originated from, should not even ring.

Calls that occur with regular frequency are likely solicitation calls or political ones. The phone will ring regardless. If I could get the telephone manufacturers or telephone company to try and create a system that would mute the ringer so it would not make any sound each time an mystery call comes in it would be invaluable in my opinion.

Based on this subject, I had to Google it to see what might actually be in the works for such a thing. Well it shows a function available for smart phone users. The annoying calls do not ring but the ones you want, from people you know, will ring. Not bad, but I guess this technology is unavailable for the ancient type of phone soon to become extinct, that is, the landline telephone.

below is a useful link from Business Insider online.

Useful Link to look at for cell phone users

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VinceSummers wrote on February 20, 2019, 10:10 PM

I know a family that gets calls like every 15 minutes. Almost every one is a Junk call.

MegL wrote on February 21, 2019, 5:00 AM

We have junk calls in the UK. The telephone service has a TPS, telephone preference service, where you can register not to receive marketing calls. Of course, now the junk marketers call from abroad. So the telephone company provided a call protection service, where if you get a junk call, you press a button and that call is registered as junk and you get no more calls from them but that only allows you to bar 100 numbers. But then the scammers get more numbers, so you either have to delete some of the ones you have barred or put up with more calls. The phone companies have a phone that allows you to block calls. That's useful because it will take up to 1,000 numbers.

lookatdesktop wrote on February 22, 2019, 12:04 AM

I have call block but still the calls continue. Most of them hang up because I absolutely will not answer a call that does not reflect a person I know. It's probably from robot calls and there must be thousands of them out there, not just a few due to the fact that I have call blocked over 100 calls so far and they seem to never let up.

lookatdesktop wrote on February 22, 2019, 12:07 AM

I don't think there is a way to avoid it at this point. But there is one thing to do. At night I turn off my WiFi and the phone is digitally connected so for the time the WiFi modem is turned off over night, at least, no caller can reach us. But mainly I am glad I have an answering machine to screen all calls. On average I get about 10 unavailable, toll-free or unknown calls so that is not nearly as frustrating as it would be to get a junk call every 15 minutes of the day. That would be enough to have me ripping the phone cord directly out of the wall jack.