Giving a Tele-Monster, a taste of his own medicine.

Hello Ratburgers!

Most of you know I hate “tele-monsters” with a passion that is unequaled.

I’ve subscribed to NOMOROBO.com  for my home phone and they take care of 99% of the “tele-monsters”. But there was that single ring before NOMOROBO would pick up the line and then disconnect the “tele-monster”. So I found a “First Ring Eliminator” on Amazon and installed that. Now I don’t hear that annoying first ring. (It’s unfortunately not available right now.)

But , there are some that just won’t quit. So I have used a feature that is within Xfinity/Comcast telephone service. I selectively forward only calls from the “tele-monster”, that won’t learn, back to the number he says to call! This takes presidence over NOMOROBO and is enacted immediately.

Here’s a screen grab of what happened…

Notice that he tried to call me four times on Friday, indicating a pattern that he will continue to pester someone. But as soon as he got the forwarded call, he stopped. Probably trying to figure out WTF happened !

He got a taste of his own medicine.

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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.

3 thoughts on “Giving a Tele-Monster, a taste of his own medicine.”

  1. Trinity Waters:
    I’m trying Nomorobo.  I’ll let you know how it goes.  We get a lot of annoying calls.

    Well if you have Comcast/Xfinity it will work, other cable companies should work as well.

    It is a little bit of a pain to set up, you have to log into Comcast etc… and there is a tutorial I believe on Comcast/Xfinity and I believe also on Nomorobo as well.

    Once it’s up and running, it stops 98% of all scam calls! The others that I get that get through, I just press 1 and set the phone down, they get tired and hang up on the other end.

    I’m sure once you get it running you will be a lot happier only hearing a single ring. Anything more than a single ring should be a normal call.

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  2. G.D.:

    Trinity Waters:
    I’m trying Nomorobo.  I’ll let you know how it goes.  We get a lot of annoying calls.

    Well if you have Comcast/Xfinity it will work, other cable companies should work as well.

    It is a little bit of a pain to set up, you have to log into Comcast etc… and there is a tutorial I believe on Comcast/Xfinity and I believe also on Nomorobo as well.

    Once it’s up and running, it stops 98% of all scam calls! The others that I get that get through, I just press 1 and set the phone down, they get tired and hang up on the other end.

    I’m sure once you get it running you will be a lot happier only hearing a single ring. Anything more than a single ring should be a normal call.

    I don’t have Comcast/Xfinity, thankfully, so I’ll see how Nomorobo does on its own in my cell phone.  A 75% reduction in annoyance would be welcome.

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