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Bronze Contributor I
Bronze Contributor I
Posts: 58
Registered: ‎09-17-2012
Message 11 of 29
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Why are we limited to 10 numbers to be blocked.  Doesn't Verizon KNOW ABOUT SCAMMERS and TELEMARKETERS?  I use digitone right now and even that only holds so many numbers.  Thankfully I can block area codes, but at this rate, I may have to change my number.  I can't exactly cancel the number because I have an all in one printer, which faxes, which I need.  And I DON'T need these constant telemarketers calling me all the time, when I am having back issues and facing BACK SURGERY!!  Please fix the block feature ASAP or we may have to go higher up here.

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Copper Contributor AJR
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Registered: ‎12-21-2010
Message 12 of 29
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I completely agree that call block is pathetic. A lot of people have complained about this for the last couple of years but Verzon doesn't seem to care...
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Bronze Contributor II
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Posts: 540
Registered: ‎10-05-2011
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Here is an idea:  If and when you get a telemarketing call from an 888 or 800 number, pick up and as soon as you hear that it's a telemarketing call, tell the caller immediately that you're not interested and to please put you on the "do not call" list.  Yes, it's the old fashioned way but it works and that will end all future calls from that number right then and there.  Or if you're not home to pick up, call the number back and many of them will have an automated system that allows you to opt out of future calls from that number. 

 

Technology can make life easier but even at its best, it only goes so far.  The incoming call block feature is not the greatest and it's a pain.  But when my time is limited, I just keep things as simple as possible.  I just don't have the time to write down the number, pull up my call log features from the TV menu, and add the number to my list with the remote.  I don't even remember which blocked phone numbers may still be there.   

 

You can also get on the National Do Not Call List (donotcall.gov). 

 

It's amazing how technology conditions us to become so dependent on these extra features that never used to be considered necessities but that's my opinion.

 

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Platinum Contributor III Platinum Contributor III
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Registered: ‎12-16-2012
Message 14 of 29
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@questioning wrote:

Here is an idea:  If and when you get a telemarketing call from an 888 or 800 number, pick up and as soon as you hear that it's a telemarketing call, tell the caller immediately that you're not interested and to please put you on the "do not call" list.  Yes, it's the old fashioned way but it works and that will end all future calls from that number right then and there.  Or if you're not home to pick up, call the number back and many of them will have an automated system that allows you to opt out of future calls from that number. 

 

Technology can make life easier but even at its best, it only goes so far.  The incoming call block feature is not the greatest and it's a pain.  But when my time is limited, I just keep things as simple as possible.  I just don't have the time to write down the number, pull up my call log features from the TV menu, and add the number to my list with the remote.  I don't even remember which blocked phone numbers may still be there.   

 

You can also get on the National Do Not Call List (donotcall.gov). 

 

It's amazing how technology conditions us to become so dependent on these extra features that never used to be considered necessities but that's my opinion.

 



Your actually find someone on the line with these annoying calls?

Robot LOL

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Bronze Contributor II
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Posts: 540
Registered: ‎10-05-2011
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Yes...I'm not saying it's failproof and I guess it depends on your area and who the call is coming from but it's just a suggestion based on what has worked for me over the years.  I'm just saying that whenever I have picked up the phone or called the number, I have either spoken to a rep who would pick up or followed the prompts from an automated system to be put on their "do not call" list. 

 

I agree that it's annoying and sometimes it's more annoying when the call is made repeatedly to my phone line without any message being left.  That's why I often just try to nip it in the bud by picking up or calling back.  *Sometimes* the old way is better. 

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Copper Contributor Govtman
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Registered: ‎01-29-2012
Message 16 of 29
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Look fella, we're paying for this service so we expect it to work.  No need to lecture us on picking up the &&^&^ phone when we're paying Verizon to block these calls.  I don't appreciate the fact that there are some calls they can't block.  I can understand emergency type situations, but we're paying for a service here and yes, that might mean we're dependant on technology.  Aren't you also?  I mean, aren't you on the internet right now?  Isn't that technology dependant sir questioning?

 

Verizon, now fix our problems or suffer by the wayside...

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Bronze Contributor II
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Registered: ‎10-05-2011
Message 17 of 29
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You're taking what I said out of context.  You want Verizon to block all of your unwanted calls and to *not* have a cap on how many phone numbers you can block.  Right?  I just don't know if that's possible or if that will become a reality any time soon.  I am not lecturing anybody.  I am merely suggesting that if you want these telemarketers or non-profit organizations requesting donations to stop bothering you, there are other ways of going about it in the meantime.  No, I am not against technology and yes, we all depend on it to a degree.  Unfortunately, it's not perfect and it often only goes so far.  There are some things that even the best technology will never replace and obviously, the call blocking feature from Verizon has its limitations.  I am merely saying that it takes two minutes to pick up the phone or call the phone number back in addition to using this call blocking feature.  I don't see anything wrong with what I said or that kind of suggestion.  This is a peer-to-peer support forum and I was just trying to help.  I don't see anything wrong with picking up the phone receiver.

 

Does Verizon's call blocking feature not go far enough?  Perhaps and yes, we are paying for a service.  Again, I was merely suggesting other ways of stopping unwanted and annoying calls that have worked for me.   

 

Maybe you should contact Verizon directly or post your complaint on the suggestion board so people can vote on your idea if it really bothers you.    

 

 

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Contributor caumong
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Registered: ‎01-22-2014
Message 18 of 29
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I turned on the "Incoming Call Block" feature, but it only allowed me to block up to 10 numbers.  I am willing to pay for any feature similar like this since I am getting lots of robocalls.  Please let me know if Verizon has any feature to block unwanted numbers.

 

Thank you for your help!  Really appreciate any information readers in this forum can provide.

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Platinum Contributor III Platinum Contributor III
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Registered: ‎08-05-2008
Message 19 of 29
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@caumong wrote:

I turned on the "Incoming Call Block" feature, but it only allowed me to block up to 10 numbers.  I am willing to pay for any feature similar like this since I am getting lots of robocalls.  Please let me know if Verizon has any feature to block unwanted numbers.

 

Thank you for your help!  Really appreciate any information readers in this forum can provide.


If you have FiOS Digital Voice then you can turn on Simultaneous Ring and make use of the free NOMOROBO service. While NOMOROBO is not a Verizon service, it works very well with FiOS Digital Voice. I have been using NOMOROBO for several months now, when a robocall comes in that it recognizes the phone rings once and then blessed quiet.

 

If you are interested go to nomorobo.com for more information and to sign up. And again, the NOMOROBO service is free.

 

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Justin
FiOS TV, 25/25 Internet, and Digital Voice user
QIP7232, QIP7100-P2, IMG 1.9.5
Keller, TX 76248 (VHO 1)

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Contributor rible
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Registered: ‎02-05-2015
Message 20 of 29
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Congress exempted MANY types of organizaqtions from Do Not Call

 

Call your congressman to complain

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