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  1. #16
    Real Estate Agent
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    Re: Blocked Incoming Calls


    "Tom Parker" ...
    > Look you stupid ****. You may not want to block your phone, but others
    > may. Having someone call with a blocked number is annoying. If you
    > can't unblock your number or you won't, then don't call.
    >
    > Your perception of why a number shouldn't be blocked is annoying.
    >
    > ES&D
    >


    Okay. For you, I'll make an exception. Block your number and I'll reject
    you. You just proved that there is a caller I don't want to hear from.
    :-)

    -Paul-





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  2. #17
    brianric
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    Re: Blocked Incoming Calls

    I have two cell phones. Only 10 people have the number to one of them, so I
    always answer that one. The other cell phone, if you are not on my contact
    list, you go straight to voice mail.
    "Real Estate Agent" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Tom Parker" ...
    > > Look you stupid ****. You may not want to block your phone, but others
    > > may. Having someone call with a blocked number is annoying. If you
    > > can't unblock your number or you won't, then don't call.
    > >
    > > Your perception of why a number shouldn't be blocked is annoying.
    > >
    > > ES&D
    > >

    >
    > Okay. For you, I'll make an exception. Block your number and I'll reject
    > you. You just proved that there is a caller I don't want to hear from.
    > :-)
    >
    > -Paul-
    >
    >






  3. #18
    Real Estate Agent
    Guest

    Re: Blocked Incoming Calls


    "brianric" ...
    > I have two cell phones. Only 10 people have the number to one of them, so

    I
    > always answer that one. The other cell phone, if you are not on my contact
    > list, you go straight to voice mail.


    Ah.....another TWO phone subscriber! Actually, I suspect there are quite a
    few of us with dual handsets.

    I should have realized something when posting, previously. When discussing
    this, it is significant to know whether a phone is used for "business" or
    "personal". My perspective is from the "business" side, so I take all calls.

    The distinction is important. I can see that a phone used 100% for personal
    calls gives folks more latitude in choosing whether to accept. I still stand
    by my caution that family members might call from a blocked phone, on
    occasion. Never mind how I know. (grin).

    -Paul-





  4. #19
    Harry Krause
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    Re: Blocked Incoming Calls

    Real Estate Agent wrote:

    > "brianric" ...
    >> I have two cell phones. Only 10 people have the number to one of them, so

    > I
    >> always answer that one. The other cell phone, if you are not on my contact
    >> list, you go straight to voice mail.

    >
    > Ah.....another TWO phone subscriber! Actually, I suspect there are quite a
    > few of us with dual handsets.
    >
    > I should have realized something when posting, previously. When discussing
    > this, it is significant to know whether a phone is used for "business" or
    > "personal". My perspective is from the "business" side, so I take all calls.
    >
    > The distinction is important. I can see that a phone used 100% for personal
    > calls gives folks more latitude in choosing whether to accept. I still stand
    > by my caution that family members might call from a blocked phone, on
    > occasion. Never mind how I know. (grin).
    >
    > -Paul-
    >
    >


    We have three cell phones...my wife has one with Verizon, I have one
    with ATT and one with Verizon. The two Verizon phones are "work" related
    cells, and we give the numbers out to work-related folks. In fact, I
    have the Verizon number on my business card.

    The ATT line is personal. Only family and friends get the number; I
    block it outgoing.


    --
    Email sent to [email protected] is never read.



  5. #20
    DevilsPGD
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    Re: Blocked Incoming Calls

    In message <<[email protected]>> "Real
    Estate Agent" <[email protected]> did ramble:

    >The distinction is important. I can see that a phone used 100% for personal
    >calls gives folks more latitude in choosing whether to accept. I still stand
    >by my caution that family members might call from a blocked phone, on
    >occasion. Never mind how I know. (grin).


    Teach them how voicemail works, and check your voicemail frequently.
    Very few unwanted callers seem to leave voicemail, at least in my case.

    --
    A cheap shot is a terrible thing to waste.



  6. #21
    kites0852
    Guest

    Blocking incoming calls actually has more use than just rejecting calls from someone you know.

    I have all my phones listed with the National "Do Not Call Registry" but that hasn't worked. I have people calling my cell phone with their number blocked, but I waste my daytime minutes answering their drivel. They call me on MY NICKEL and I prefer to know who is calling so I can answer calls my my FRIENDS while letting those who have nothing better to do but try to run up my cell phone bill find another way to do it.

    I had a number for 10 months that the previous user seemed to continue giving out, to their lawyer, collection agencies, etc. I had between 1-5 calls EVERY DAY during the time when the minutes came off my plan minutes. I even had one lady tell me that "they" (previous users of number had called her just the week before from my number.) I doubt it, I had it for 10 months at that point and that was the point I had my cell provider change the number.

    I don't want a blocker that rejects by numbers, but rather, rejects from number hidden or not displayed. Phone booths do not do that, so those calls will be allowed through. Only those who refuse to show their number (usually intentionally) will not get through, BUT these forms of rejection also have a message that states the person has chosen to not receive calls from blocked numbers and to reach that person you must merely dial the number again without blocking your phone number. Thus, they can still reach me. Those who call me and know me, I already have their numbers so no reason to hide. Those who have other reasons for hiding their number who refuse to reveal their number, then they can call someone else.

    Additionally, it is sometimes helpful where a call came from (l.e. area code, etc).

    If someone wants to call me, show me who you are so I know if I need to answer the phone or if I can wait.
    Last edited by kites0852; 07-17-2004 at 06:37 PM.



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