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FCC Chairman Pai proposes blocking robocalls by default

By Shawn Knight · 30 replies
May 15, 2019
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  1. John J Miller

    John J Miller TS Rookie

    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
     
  2. Racklefratz

    Racklefratz TS Rookie

    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?
     
  3. Racklefratz

    Racklefratz TS Rookie

    Exactly. Very bad idea.
     
  4. Racklefratz

    Racklefratz TS Rookie

    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.
     
  5. hrowder

    hrowder TS Enthusiast Posts: 63   +11

    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.
     
  6. Roush60

    Roush60 TS Rookie Posts: 23   +13

    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.
     

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