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2019-07-12 Government
FCC commissioner blasts carriers for failure to fight robocalls
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Posted by Fred 2019-07-12 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6486 views ]  Top

#1 I just belch into the phone when these calls come in. It makes me wish I had a bottle of Schweppes ginger ale (the highest belch quotient drink out there) and a few seconds while the call's coming in to uncork an ear burster.
Posted by Raj 2019-07-12 01:17||   2019-07-12 01:17|| Front Page Top

#2 Keep it simple stupid. Allow residential phone 'owners' to enroll in a program that every call to their number will be charged 10 cents. Three cents for the phone company, three cents for the government, and four cents for the owner. Who could object? /rhet question
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-07-12 07:10||   2019-07-12 07:10|| Front Page Top

#3 The government would want 14 cents of the 10, P2k.

Bureaucratic costs and all that.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2019-07-12 10:06||   2019-07-12 10:06|| Front Page Top

#4 I've lately been getting robocalls in Chinese (?) ostensibly from NYC. They leave a 10-30 second VM in Chinese. What's the strategy when I can't even understand your spam gibberish?
Posted by Frank G 2019-07-12 11:38||   2019-07-12 11:38|| Front Page Top

#5 I just don't answer any call unless I recognize the caller on the caller ID. I figure if it's a legitimate call, they'll leave a message.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia  2019-07-12 14:01||   2019-07-12 14:01|| Front Page Top

#6 #4: Frank, it must be your name. Very close to many Chinese names. /s

I get the same, except they usually want to argue about it. I do have a Chinese name, but no Chinese heritage, and no Chinese language skills.
Posted by Whiskey Mike 2019-07-12 16:43||   2019-07-12 16:43|| Front Page Top

#7 just took Ancestry DNA test - English/Welsh/Irish/Norwegian/Basque. .... No Chinese
Posted by Frank G 2019-07-12 19:58||   2019-07-12 19:58|| Front Page Top

#8 I've had so many calls lately about being "randomly selected" to go on some groovy vacation in Mexico or Central America. Scum bags spoof their phone number as if it is from my area code. Microbes.
Posted by DooDahMan 2019-07-12 23:15||   2019-07-12 23:15|| Front Page Top

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