Just like you can dial *69 to get the last caller's phone number (when available), there should be a "*##" code to note the last caller as a nuisance caller (e.g. a telemarketer that ISN'T respecting the local/Federal do not call registry). Just like Twitter has a "block and report as spam" feature to collect and evaluate feedback from their users, Verizon could do the same, hopefully closing in and quickly shutting down egregious violators like the loathsome "Cardmember Services."
First: There is a logic bug in the Call Block Number routine. With multiple numbers in my blocked list and I go to delete a phone number which I have previously entered to be blocked, I SAVE the changes, the BLOCK CERTAIN NUMBERS Checkbox gets UNCHECKED from it's previous CHECKED value. i.e. the entire feature is getting turned OFF after deleting one of the phone numbers I no longer want blocked.
Second: Using WILDCARDS in this numbers to block field such as ? 's and * 's would also make for easier, more flexible and higher capacity functionalities.
Third: I need to block more than just 10 numbers. Please raise limit to 20 or 30 something.
I received a call from Verizon today - the caller ID display was "Unavailable / Unknown Number". I usually don't answer anonymous calls, and in fact I thought I'd used the Verizon phone features to block them. When Verizon contacts customers by phone it would be helpful to have "Verizon Customer "Services" displayed in the caller ID info. More customer-friendly for us, and likely more effective for Verizon, since customers are more likely to answer these calls.
would be a lot more useful if it showed the phone numbers that people are calling from in another column. The column for the Caller ID name is of marginal usefulness because many calls just show UNAVAILABLE or Unknown name. If you have to choose only one of these columns, the phone number would be better than the text.
Also, it would be great if the call log could be downloaded as a *.csv file. You could have a Download button, which would display fields to enter Start Date/time, Stop Date/time, or All, and then either download the file or email it. (Allowing the customer to select one of his own FIOS Internet email addresses.)
PLEASE ADD SIMULTANEOUS RINGING TO END ROBO CALLING. I WENT TO NOMOROBO.COM AND THEY SAID VERIZON DOESN'T PARTICIPATE. I HAVE A RIGHT TO THE USE OF MY HOME PHONE WITHOUT HAVING TO BE INTERRUPTED WITH ROBOCALLING. I WILL NEVER BUY A PRODUCT/SERVICE FROM A ROBO CALLER, AND WOULD LIKE VERIZON TO PARTICIPATE. THANK YOU.
The most frequent voice mail message I get is from telemarketers who auto-dialers hang up within 3 to 5 seconds after sensing that they have reached a voice mailbox. These messages are nearly always "blank" ... as in no words. A very simple filter created for Verizon's voice mail system could easily apply an auto-delete rule ... if there is no sound on the message and it is less than 5 seconds long, then delete it and don't bother the Verizon customer.
Even though we are on the Do Not Call list, we keep getting phone spam. I regularly report the violations, but there are so many that I can't keep up.
I would like a way to flag the incoming call as Phone Spam and have it immediately reported as a Do-Not-Call violation. Possibly something like pressing a 7 during the call (S for Spam), followed up by a second 7 (P, as in SPam) to confirm.
It would also be great if Verizon could implement a blocking system where, if a number is reported by several customers, they would block it automatically.
I'm sure some telemarketer would scream that their rights are being violated, but my right not to be bothered by these people trumps. To get around any regulatory problems, a blocked call could immediately dump to voice mail, or be rejected based on a customer setting.
It would be much more helpful if there was a simple key punch someone could use to automatically block the number of the last phone call. Much like the keys used for identiy blocking, call back. Then I would have to reenter the last phone number and write it down. Then if necessary let us edit it on line should we accidently block the wrong number.
There's a flaw with Fios telephone service. If the power goes out for a long time, you eventually won't be able to use your home phone anymore. Last year when Superstorm Sandy hit my area, I had no power for 7 days. Thank god there was no fire or any major emergency needed. What are you suppose to do when the backup battery runs of juice? They say if you push the emergency button, you will get extra 2 hours of battery. That is kind of pointless when every second during an emergency counts. I would have to run into my garage to push the button and then run to my telephone to dial 911.
If my telephone line was connected back to the old way, I would still be able to hear the dial tone. Now, its connected to Fios thing and backup battery only last about 6 to 8 hours.
The "Do Not Disturb" feature is just not flexible enough. I really like the "No Solitation" feature offered by some, which gives solicitators a clear message to hang up, but allows other callers to press "1" to go ahead and ring through. With "Do Not Disturb", the only options are to send ALL calls to Voicemail or to play the "Not accepting calls" message for everyone not on the call list. I want to be able to receive voicemail from anyone NOT on my call list, and I can't do it.
Modifying Do Not Disturb would solve the problem. Make the call list able to be "On" or "Off". Then allow either "Not accepting calls" message or Voicemail to be activated. This way you have 4 options: 1) Send ALL calls to Voicemail. 2) Send ALL calls the "Not accepting calls" message. 3) Allow call list to ring through and go to voicemail if not answered 4) Allow call list to ring through and play the "Not accepting calls" message if not answered. I STILL want to be able to receive voicemail from someone not on my call list, and there's no way to do that right now.
I have Fios Digital Voice. With the Fios Phone Book I can sync my names with different mail service programs, with the phone book in the cloud why can't it sync my names input with Fios caller ID to have Caller ID come up on my screen, TV and Phone, with my input names for cell phones instead of showing the state. That would be a good add on for Digital voice.
I enable "do not disturb" on my Fios Digital Voice phone line and I then can add up to 12 phone numbers that will be "unblocked" which means they can get around "do not disturb" and ring my phone.
I do this to keep telemarketers from being able to bother me. Caller ID is no good for that purpose because it still allows telemarketers to ring my phone, interrupt me, and make me run to the caller ID to see who is calling.
In effect, I am creating a "whitelist" and only phones whose numbers are on that whitelist are able to disturb me by ringing my Verizon Digital Voice phone.
The problem is that I am only allowed to enter up to 12 phone numbers on the "unblocked" list.
Please increase that maximum from 12 to a much higher number. 100 would be more like it and more than that would be even better.
Two problems with call blocking in Digital Voice. 1) There should be a feature so you can dial a sequence of numbers (like *86 does to access vmail) and have the caller automatically added to the block list. It seems like unnecessary work to have to do it from the call log. Which brings me to problem 2). We receive (several times a day) robo calls from 234567890. That's a nine-digit number that "add to call block" doesn't recognize as a valid number, so it won't let me add it. System should be changed to allow blocking of any call, regardless of what number those robo morons dream up.