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#142457 13-Mar-2014 15:07
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I ignore calls which have no caller ID, letting them go to voicemail.

In the UK many moons ago, I had a service on my mobile that simply diverted all such calls to a message that said "The owner of this number has chosen not to accept anonymous phone calls, please call again using caller ID" or something along those lines.

Recently I have been getting a number of calls which are both caller ID withheld and not leaving VM.

Is there a service such as the one I mentioned above available here in NZ?





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  #1005016 13-Mar-2014 15:10
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Change your Voice mail greeting to include that

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  #1005018 13-Mar-2014 15:11
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You could just answer it and speak in a monotone voice pretending that you're a recorded message like you mentioned...

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  #1005022 13-Mar-2014 15:18
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Ham: You could just answer it and speak in a monotone voice pretending that you're a recorded message like you mentioned...


I could but if they won't leave VM on my normal VM I can't see how that would help!







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  #1005111 13-Mar-2014 18:33
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I do this on WXC




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  #1005142 13-Mar-2014 19:19
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As above, I used to do this on WXC

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  #1005144 13-Mar-2014 19:26
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I hate answering withheld numbers. Its either grandparents or work or some random.
First 2 I dont Ind but last puts me off

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  #1005304 14-Mar-2014 00:32
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coffeebaron: I do this on WXC


If we had a landline type phone anymore I would agree, but we only use the mobiles now.

I think the telecom regulator in the UK made all the comms companies (fixed and mobile) offer the 'do not route blocked ID' option IIRC although it would be over 10 years ago now.







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  #1005320 14-Mar-2014 06:09
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Same thing in the United States.

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  #1005327 14-Mar-2014 07:45
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Geektastic:
coffeebaron: I do this on WXC


If we had a landline type phone anymore I would agree, but we only use the mobiles now.

I think the telecom regulator in the UK made all the comms companies (fixed and mobile) offer the 'do not route blocked ID' option IIRC although it would be over 10 years ago now.

You can get smart phone app that will do that.




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  #1005376 14-Mar-2014 09:34
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coffeebaron:
Geektastic:
coffeebaron: I do this on WXC


If we had a landline type phone anymore I would agree, but we only use the mobiles now.

I think the telecom regulator in the UK made all the comms companies (fixed and mobile) offer the 'do not route blocked ID' option IIRC although it would be over 10 years ago now.

You can get smart phone app that will do that.


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  #1005383 14-Mar-2014 09:42
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Before you do this, consider that the police and hospitals remove caller ID too, so in the event a family member is in trouble (or your bestie needs bail posted), you may miss a critical call. While you'd also be missing calls from the IRD, they always get their money anyway, so avoidance is not any long term solution.

Possibly the best approach is to take the call and if it's not relevant just say - "I don't have the time to take this call, I'm busy [piloting a plane|delivering a child|commiting and act of violence] please send me the details by email" and follow that with your secondary (spam) email address. If the caller is after a quick buck, they won't go to the trouble of writing an email.

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  #1005389 14-Mar-2014 09:50
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gundar: Before you do this, consider that the police and hospitals remove caller ID too, so in the event a family member is in trouble (or your bestie needs bail posted), you may miss a critical call. While you'd also be missing calls from the IRD, they always get their money anyway, so avoidance is not any long term solution.

Possibly the best approach is to take the call and if it's not relevant just say - "I don't have the time to take this call, I'm busy [piloting a plane|delivering a child|commiting and act of violence] please send me the details by email" and follow that with your secondary (spam) email address. If the caller is after a quick buck, they won't go to the trouble of writing an email.


I don't actually know anyone who is ever going to commit an offence that needs bail posting...! I don't think I have ever even met anyone who has been arrested, much less jailed.

I'm more than happy to miss the calls: if the caller gets a message saying that the blocked ID is an issue, then they will simply have to find a non-blocked line if they really want to speak to me...!





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  #1005396 14-Mar-2014 09:56
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I only accept calls with even numbers.

That's how cool *I* am.

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  #1005476 14-Mar-2014 11:52
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gundar: Before you do this, consider that the police and hospitals remove caller ID too, so in the event a family member is in trouble (or your bestie needs bail posted), you may miss a critical call. While you'd also be missing calls from the IRD, they always get their money anyway, so avoidance is not any long term solution.

Possibly the best approach is to take the call and if it's not relevant just say - "I don't have the time to take this call, I'm busy [piloting a plane|delivering a child|commiting and act of violence] please send me the details by email" and follow that with your secondary (spam) email address. If the caller is after a quick buck, they won't go to the trouble of writing an email.


Actually, hospitals do not.  All our calls are routed using our primary switchboard number as the caller ID, so you won't miss it.

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  #1005478 14-Mar-2014 11:54
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Kyanar:
gundar: Before you do this, consider that the police and hospitals remove caller ID too, so in the event a family member is in trouble (or your bestie needs bail posted), you may miss a critical call. While you'd also be missing calls from the IRD, they always get their money anyway, so avoidance is not any long term solution.

Possibly the best approach is to take the call and if it's not relevant just say - "I don't have the time to take this call, I'm busy [piloting a plane|delivering a child|commiting and act of violence] please send me the details by email" and follow that with your secondary (spam) email address. If the caller is after a quick buck, they won't go to the trouble of writing an email.


Actually, hospitals do not.  All our calls are routed using our primary switchboard number as the caller ID, so you won't miss it.


I have received calls from Waikato DHB with no caller ID, thanks.

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