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Been getting a bunch of robocalls lately.
We can normally ignore numbers that we don't know but these calls hit the answering machine with their sales spiel.

I can understand Doctors offices and such sending a confirmation of appointment message and such but why respond to a company that doesn't have a live representative attempt contact.
Cheap is as cheap does.

Question:
Have you ever bought anything as a result of a robo-call?

Choices:
Yes
No

 


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Posts: 2209 | Location: Wylie, Texas | Registered: November 12, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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In fact: Spamming me, be it via email, telephone or snail mail, is a nearly certain way to ensure I'll never buy your product.




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Posts: 11461 | Location: S.E. Michigan | Registered: January 06, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Most phone companies have tools for blocking robocalls now. I'm with Spectrum, it's free there.
 
Posts: 13289 | Location: Lexington, KY | Registered: October 15, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by ensigmatic:
In fact: Spamming me, be it via email, telephone or snail mail, is a nearly certain way to ensure I'll never buy your product.


I wholeheartedly agree!!
 
Posts: 161 | Registered: December 29, 2016Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Centurylink advertises a 'no solicitation' feature, but it's not actually available. In fact, they offer nothing to help with robocalls.
They seem to be doing their best to get everyone to drop their service.
 
Posts: 1502 | Registered: October 24, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hate robocalls even more than telemarketers. who buys anything from robocalls or telemarketers? I assume they used to be somewhat useful but with the ease of the internet and evething literally at your fingertips I question how effective they are anymore...
 
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Has anyone started getting the new "ringless voicemail"? This is supposed to be the new weapon in the assholes' arsenal. Your phone does not ring at all, but it takes the caller straight to your voicemail box. Of course it is used with the robocalling technology, so the voice mails are all recorded ads or scams.
 
Best I can tell about the technology is that it works with your carrier's voice mail technology somehow. So presumably, if you had your voice mail forwarded for Google Voice to answer it, this would defeat the thing.
 
 
Posts: 6869 | Location: South Congress AZ | Registered: May 27, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Has anyone started getting the new "ringless voicemail"? This is supposed to be the new weapon in the assholes' arsenal. Your phone does not ring at all, but it takes the caller straight to your voicemail box. Of course it is used with the robocalling technology, so the voice mails are all recorded ads or scams.


I get one regularly. Some guy calling me about my business line of credit they have approved. It doesn't sound prerecorded, but it does seem scripted.


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Posts: 12060 | Location: St. Charles, MO, USA | Registered: September 22, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Now that I've moved to MS, I get regular robocalls on work line with a preacher preaching up a storm. I mean getting AFTER it!

Given the poll results above and likely in the rest of the free world, I'm not sure that's the best means of fulfilling their ministry.....



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Posts: 7439 | Location: Madison, MS | Registered: December 10, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by ensigmatic:
In fact: Spamming me, be it via email, telephone or snail mail, is a nearly certain way to ensure I'll never buy your product.


100% in agreement with this!


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Posts: 5740 | Location: 35 59'19"N 79 58'33"W | Registered: March 04, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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If there's one thing the government could do to help EVERYONE it would be to work with the telecom companies and end this nonsense.

How hard can it really be to identify a number (especially one from overseas) that calls random people 10,000 times a day and most people would hang up immediately. I'm sure Google could write an algorithm and cut 95% of the crap just like they did with their email spam filtering.


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