How To Stop Robocalls
Ahoy!!! The Sacramento Bee tells us how to stop those annoying robocalls. They point to a free service, nomorobo, that blocks calls if it determines it's a robocall. I must have misread the article as I thought it said AT&T supported nomorobo. When I tried to add my number, it said AT&T didn't support it, but maybe it's our particular type of phone line not supported- they differentiate between Uverse and such. I'll try again later.
They also have a link to the national Do Not Call registry.I think we might already be on that one, but when you try to add your number, they e-mail and let you know if you're already on it. I haven't checked my inbox yet.
The robocalls drive the wife nuts as she seems to feel driven to pick up the phone when it rings. I don't, and generally let the answering machine handle calls. Robocalls seem to usually hang up if they get the answering machine. But, since I've been having so much fun answering the phone with my new greeting: "Ahoy!", I've been grabbing the phone when it rings, too. It's no fun answering with "Ahoy" to a robocall.