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Let computer be your call blocker
Mindblower
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January 18, 2010 - 10:45 am

Here are a few ifs.
You have an old, un-used computer, and hopefully it still have the old fashioned built-in modem.
You get caller ID (name and/or number) from your Phone company
You'd like a way of preventing all those telemarketing companies from disturbing your peace - without almost any added cost.

Then you're in luck. A FREE software product called PhoneTray version 1.37 ( http://www.phonetray.com ) can rescue you. Been using it for about a year, and cannot want for the Pro version (this one will cost you money) but the features are mind blowing. Do have a read and pass on the info, Mindblower!

"Light travels faster than sound;
That is why some people seem bright until you hear them speak"

Chad Johnson
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January 19, 2010 - 1:48 pm

[quote="Mindblower":2oahnykq]Here are a few ifs.
You have an old, un-used computer, and hopefully it still have the old fashioned built-in modem.
You get caller ID (name and/or number) from your Phone company
You'd like a way of preventing all those telemarketing companies from disturbing your peace - without almost any added cost.

[/quote:2oahnykq]

and if you have a land line....

nice find though. This would have been great back when I had a land line!

Mindblower
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January 20, 2010 - 10:36 am

So Ziggie, do you use wireless for your Internet? I need a line-line since I d/l plenty, and at odd times of the day, Mindblower!

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That is why some people seem bright until you hear them speak"

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January 20, 2010 - 3:26 pm

No I use cable internet. But before that I was on FiOS with no land line, and prior to that dry loop DSL with no land line.

It's been...6 or 7 years since I last had a landline telephone.

OldElmerFudd
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January 20, 2010 - 8:13 pm

Rats!
Yes to 1)
No to 2)
Yes, even though I'm on the No-call list, I still get those automated Robo-calls.

Btw, I've been on unlimited DSL with my land line carrier since '99. I pay for a friend's cable internet and separate ATT cell phone. I think it's about time to go shake up Time Warner Cable for a better rate!

Best

Mindblower
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February 11, 2010 - 12:32 pm

Hello Luchi. It's more a matter of what are you willing to pay for such a service. I know they exist, just that I prefer to pay as close to Zero dollars for it, so doing it myself, I simply pay for the electricity I use (on that computer - monitor not needed, else to view call list), Mindblower!

"Light travels faster than sound;
That is why some people seem bright until you hear them speak"

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