I’m on every do not call list I know of. It doesn’t matter. At dinnertime every night we get bombarded by calls from various outfits. Last night the word “Urgent” came up on my phone. I never answer these calls and the callers never leave a message. Do you know how to make these calls stop?

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  1. Mister Archer

    I highly recommend getting a google voice number and then routing all calls through google. They have a national spam call list tht will filter out the worst spammy calls.

    Also, you have the option to force all unknown numbers to voicemail.

    Good luck.

    May 14th, 2014 11:06 am

  2. J Canseco

    Dial *60 on your phone after the offending call. Your phone company will walk you through a series of prompts which allow you to block that number from calling you again.

    May 14th, 2014 11:07 am

  3. Stan

    If a reader tells you,I want to know. 35 years,never had telemarketers..then somebody I will not identify who believes those email crap claims..gave mine. Ever since..And when you do answer? Nobody there sometimes..and I wait…nobody. Explain that without going paranormal.

    May 14th, 2014 11:32 am

  4. Streetglide

    I never answer the phone during dinner time. And I’ve learned to screen calls. My friend’s name come up on my Galaxy. If I don’t know the number I’ll let them leave a message.

    May 14th, 2014 12:43 pm

  5. Dave T


    I work in an industry that wants their employees to make calls on a weekely basis. Here is the basic understanding I have. If you have a current business relationship with daid company, they can call you anytime as a service call, as long as they do not solicit new business during the call. If during the call you ask about something regarding a product or service, then they can solicit business. Hazy, I know, but that is the rule as I know it. Also, charitable organizations I do believe are exempt from such rules.

    My argument for years has been this. Even if someone is not on a do not call list, until you can quantify the number of people who you create a negative relationship with, vs just the “success stories” then I personally do not want to make such calls. I find them rude and invasive. Then again, that is just me, because when I get home after a long day, even though I am in a sales role, I do not want to be bothered either.

    May 14th, 2014 12:43 pm

  6. Dennis

    Interestingly, we got that “Urgent” call last night as well. My wife answered it because our son lives in So. Cal and she is a mom. She said “hello” and no one answered, which meant it was a computer call. She didn’t wait to find out what the computer had to say.

    We did all the lists and still get the calls too. We turn down the ringer volume and if we don’t recognize the number we let it go to voice mail. If it is important they will leave a message. if they don’t then it wasn’t important.

    May 14th, 2014 1:50 pm

  7. Mark M

    This issue also gets resolved by your last post’s solution…..dump the land line.

    May 14th, 2014 3:00 pm

  8. kg

    Panasonic Cordless Landline phones have models that allow you to block up to 50 phone numbers?! I’m on the “no call registry” also, but the pest calls still get through?!

    This is one option on my phone that I really like?!?! :)

    May 14th, 2014 7:09 pm

  9. Dennis


    Do you use Sprint? They just got a $7,000,000 fine for not honoring “do not call” lists.

    May 20th, 2014 2:41 pm

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