95% of the phone calls we get on our landline are junk calls. It is very, very annoying. Yesterday, I called our phone provider to inquire about breaking the contract for our phone line. The fee was more than I was ready for (of course), so I asked what I could do about these annoying phone calls. Here's what I learned...
#1 You have to re-register on the Do Not Call list every year. EVERY YEAR! Here's a link to the site: https://www.donotcall.gov/
#2 That list is updated quarterly. QUARTERLY! So, if you register in January, your number won't be on the list until the end of March :( Better late than never...
#3 I could change our phone number... but that invites other kinds of issues. Who knows? The person who had that number previously might have been getting even more junk calls than I do now!
#4 Verizon has a Call Block Feature on their app/website. I need to write down the frequently calling wrong numbers and simply go into the site/app and record them.
#5 My phone has a call block feature. I've been lazy and haven't used it. Today I started using it. I looked up the directions online and it was simpler than I had realized.
Basically, I learned that if I want to get rid of these calls I will need to be proactive in blocking them.
When our current contract is up, I can switch the physical phone I use, discontinue our landline, and get a link2cell phone which will allow my kids to talk on the phone via my cell phone line.
Any other ideas about how I can get rid of these nuisance calls???
Post script... The phone just rang. Then, I saw the screen. Call blocked. CALL BLOCKED! Yippee! One down, many more to go... he he he. But, I have hope!