Since there's no podcast this week I thought I would share something new I found using our blog.
I am fed up with getting "Robo Calls" trying to sell me free solar or fix my Windows PC, even though I use a Mac. I have AT&T Uverse and have the phone service included in my package. I was so fed up with these calls I was on the verge of getting rid of my "landline" phone. Most people have gotten rid of their landline phones and I was going to be next. Then I looked into blocking these Robo calls.
Uverse offers a way to block calls but it only allows a limited number of phone numbers to be blocked. Besides, many of the Robo calls come in with a caller ID of "1" or even my own number. That was not the solution.
I found this service called Nomorobo. It's a free service that works with one of the Uverse phone features called "Locate Me". This feature allows up to 5 other phone numbers to ring when someone calls my Uverse phone number. Nomorobo gives me a number to use for this feature. When I get a call from a number on Nomorobo's blacklist, my phone rings once and then stops. Nomorobo intercepts the call and hangs up. Nomorobo works with many carriers including Time Warner, Verizon Fios, Comcast, Vonage and others.
I've been using the Nomorobo for about a week now and I haven't had any issues. It intercepts the calls I don't want and lets the calls I do want through.
If you are like me and sick of getting crazy solicitation calls from who knows where, or if you have someone in your family that you are concerned may be scammed by some of these calls, you should check out Nomorobo.