Tele-Monsters revisited.

Tele-Monsters, or those dammed scam/spam/nuisance/marketing calls.

I’m sure a few Ratburgers remember my posts about them and my successes and failures to turn the tide of them.
Yep “NoMoRoBo” is still the premier answer. But with drawbacks. The drawbacks are when every tele-monster calls and NoMoRoBo intercepts the call, we get one ring. Sort of like on “The Hunt for Red October“, but ring instead of ping.

The other drawback is that sometimes the perpetrators have an advanced calling system that mimics or fakes a local number. Thank the stars that that doesn’t happen that much.

But, as to the problem / nuisance of the one ping ring, there is an answer.

My first thoughts were to search for a device, to no avail. I did come up with an electronic schematic or diagram for one, I wasn’t too happy with the building it, I just don’t have the time to breadboard something out and then finalize a device. I continued searching. One forum directed me to Amazon. What the hell, they have nearly everything, don’t they? Well in this case they did!

FRS22100   First Ring Suppressor Silencer for Robocall blocking services.

 

  • For Use with VOIP separate offsite (non-hardware) Robocall blocking service only. Home or Office. Need to get a separate offsite robocall blocking service from a 3rd party: www.nomorobo.com or jollyrogertelephone.com
  • Blocks the annoying first telephone ring associated with Robocall blocking services. Telephone will not ring when a Robocall is blocked
  • Passes the second and subsequent rings of “legitimate” calls. Passes caller ID info of “legitimate” calls to your Caller ID display (Caller ID will work for most VOIP providers and most handsets)
  • Small in-line device. No batteries or external power supply required
  • Works only with VOIP lines, cordless with multi-handsets, phone over CATV service, Fax, PBX. Not for ADSL service

 

I was optimistic, and thought what the heck, why not, The $34.95 would be worth the peace and harmony it would restore, especially around supper time.

I installed it simply by plugging the pigtail into my cable modem and plugging the line previously plugged in there into the device. I made one call from my cell phone to the house number and it seemed to suppress the first ring. But will it work with NoMoRoBo? I’ll have to wait for a tele-monster to call.

One eventually called, I had to check online with my cable provider, Xfinity/Comcast and see the call because there was NOT A SINGLE RING! (Not even a ping!)

So, if you took my advice and now use NoMoRoBo, consider this little device as well.

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Author: G.D.

I'm from Pensyltucky. Can trace my ancestry directly to whom the present day national anthem of Poland is written about. Presently repair slot machines at a casino.

2 thoughts on “Tele-Monsters revisited.”

  1. Good to know, but for now, I’m saving up for the first device which delivers taser over VOIP (volts over internet protocol) to the ‘twisted lair’ from which these calls originate. The (in) effectiveness of the government’s “Do Not Call” program is exemplary of government competence generally.

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  2. civil westman:
    Good to know, but for now, I’m saving up for the first device which delivers taser over VOIP (volts over internet protocol) to the ‘twisted lair’ from which these calls originate. The (in) effectiveness of the government’s “Do Not Call” program is exemplary of government competence generally.

    I can understand what I have is a stop-gap sort of measure, and would be very keen to know whatever information you have over this new “VOIP”. But as I understand it presently will not work on anything but traditional twisted-pair land lines that are accessed from the twisted-lair. Please keep me, and your fellow Ratburgers, informed on any further breakthroughs!

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