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!
- 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: http://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!)