aggravating problem - hang ups

Glenn

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For about 2 months my wife's has been regularly getting about 7 calls
a day from a restricted number. When she picks up, there's no one
there and dead silence. If she lets it ring, there is no voicemail
I called Verizon and was told the only option is to change numbers and
report it to the police. Is that true?
 
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glenn wrote:
> For about 2 months my wife's has been regularly getting about 7 calls
> a day from a restricted number. When she picks up, there's no one
> there and dead silence. If she lets it ring, there is no voicemail
> I called Verizon and was told the only option is to change numbers and
> report it to the police. Is that true?

I had similar issues over a year ago and they gave the same options. It
totally baffles me as to why a phone company can't put just a little effort
into investigating it, and then advising you on what to do (and giving the
police the necessary information if needs be), or tracking down automated
equipment if that is the cause.

My solution was to use a silent ringtone. That way I don't get annoyed
by the call. I treat restricted calls from real people as a lower
priority anyway, so they get to leave voicemail or I may answer if
I see the phone flashing away and am not busy.

Roger
 
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Phone harrasment is a crime, and should not be tollerated in any way. Make a
police complaint. You can also complain to your State AG's office, as well
as the FTC.
https://rn.ftc.gov/pls/dod/wsolcq$.startup?Z_ORG_CODE=PU01

http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/tcpa.html
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/tmarkg/ditch.htm

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"glenn" <glenns@panix.com> wrote in message
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> For about 2 months my wife's has been regularly getting about 7 calls
> a day from a restricted number. When she picks up, there's no one
> there and dead silence. If she lets it ring, there is no voicemail
> I called Verizon and was told the only option is to change numbers and
> report it to the police. Is that true?
 
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Roger,
Would it be possible to put a program into my VX4400 that would block
certain phone numbers, an ignor list, like I can with skype.

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"Roger Binns" <rogerb@rogerbinns.com> wrote in message
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> glenn wrote:
> > For about 2 months my wife's has been regularly getting about 7 calls
> > a day from a restricted number. When she picks up, there's no one
> > there and dead silence. If she lets it ring, there is no voicemail
> > I called Verizon and was told the only option is to change numbers and
> > report it to the police. Is that true?
>
> I had similar issues over a year ago and they gave the same options. It
> totally baffles me as to why a phone company can't put just a little
effort
> into investigating it, and then advising you on what to do (and giving the
> police the necessary information if needs be), or tracking down automated
> equipment if that is the cause.
>
> My solution was to use a silent ringtone. That way I don't get annoyed
> by the call. I treat restricted calls from real people as a lower
> priority anyway, so they get to leave voicemail or I may answer if
> I see the phone flashing away and am not busy.
>
> Roger
>
>
 
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Verizon could care less about your problems, remember they have the best
network around and this is why the suggestion which would be the easiest for
them. They wouldn't dare put anymore time into helping you out or
investigating the problem. They also could care less if you've had that
number for years and just tell you to, "change numbers". O what a nice
company.

"glenn" <glenns@panix.com> wrote in message
news:eek:sode05drfs17t0qgbfgnlss3ee07gl82q@4ax.com...
> For about 2 months my wife's has been regularly getting about 7 calls
> a day from a restricted number. When she picks up, there's no one
> there and dead silence. If she lets it ring, there is no voicemail
> I called Verizon and was told the only option is to change numbers and
> report it to the police. Is that true?