FCC Chairman Pai proposes blocking robocalls by default

John J Miller

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For those that remain uninformed...”nomorobo.com” and YES the tools already exist. nomorobo blocks most robot calls plus it has the ability to add numbers not in their database
 

Racklefratz

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Why does he even bother? The ability to block all calls not on your contact list is already baked into android and iOS.
Right. And by using your "baked in" capability, you'd be inviting missing a host of calls you wanted to get, due to the fact that people have absolutely NO way to know all the phone numbers companies might use to get in contact with you regarding the product you ordered, your account ... LOTS of things. It's a useless "feature" that can lead to a lot of frustration. You think that's a good thing?
 

Racklefratz

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I'm pretty sure blocking all calls not on your contact list is a terrible idea if you're most people. If you're getting a call related to a doctor's appointment, it's not going to come from a number on your contact list.
Exactly. Very bad idea.
 

Racklefratz

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He has to attempt to do a good deed after he screwed us all.
Ignorant post. FCC hasn't "screwed us all" in any way, shape, or form.

No, there IS no "global warming". Yes, the US really DID put men on the moon. No, the world is NOT flat. No, 911 was NOT an inside job. No, chemtrails don't exist. No, refusing to vaccinate your child is NOT a good idea.

You people really DO need to wake up and educate yourselves - you're embarrassing yourselves in a BIG way.
 

hrowder

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Why does he even bother? The ability to block all calls not on your contact list is already baked into android and iOS.

It's amazing people dont google how to block this stuff themselves, it takes all of 10 seconds.
No. This is ignorant and short sighted at best.
The only counter against that "argument" needed is: not everyone can afford to block unknown numbers.

Think before you assume.
I kind of agree. If you have medical issues or other professional offices calling you, they may call you from a different number than the one you use to call them as they have many lines in their offices and I seldom see any of them listed under the name of the doctor or organization when the number calls me. Therefore, test results, replies, etc. would be blocked if you only allowed contacts listed in your phone to call you. This could be catastrophic for some people. This is really a big problem.
 

Roush60

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You can bet the originating phone companies will be against this since it will cut into their profits.
What a LOT of people do not know is that FCC rules dictate that any call initiated by anyone, even if voice-over-IP, have to be processed and delivered to the called number, no matter what or when or where it came from. I, like everyone else get calls from numbers that are not valid working numbers, as proved by calling that number back. I used to be a wireless switch tech before retiring in 2013. What I am seeing now is a failure by the wireline and wireless companies to do a validation check on any number hitting their switching centers before being processed and passed on to the next step in the path. The hitch in that is when someone spoofs a valid number with a computer and an over-the-air sniffer radio receiver.