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aggravating problem - hang ups

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by glenn, Jul 3, 2004.

  1. Roger Binns

    Roger Binns Guest

    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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  2. Roger Binns

    Roger Binns Guest

    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
     
  3. Roger Binns

    Roger Binns Guest

    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
     
  4. Roger Binns

    Roger Binns Guest

    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
     
  5. Roger Binns

    Roger Binns Guest

    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
     
  6. Roger Binns

    Roger Binns Guest

    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
     
  7. Roger Binns

    Roger Binns Guest

    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
     
  8. Roger Binns

    Roger Binns Guest

    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
     
  9. Roger Binns

    Roger Binns Guest

    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
     
  10. Roger Binns

    Roger Binns Guest

    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
     
  11. Roger Binns

    Roger Binns Guest

    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
     
  12. Roger Binns

    Roger Binns Guest

    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
     
  13. Roger Binns

    Roger Binns Guest

    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
     
  14. Roger Binns

    Roger Binns Guest

    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
     
  15. Roger Binns

    Roger Binns Guest

    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
     
  16. Roger Binns

    Roger Binns Guest

    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
     
  17. Roger Binns

    Roger Binns Guest

    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
     
  18. Roger Binns

    Roger Binns Guest

    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
     
  19. 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.

    --
    peter_may_day

    To email me, remove underwear, and insert, my name
    my_name@yahoounderwear.com

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/who-called-me/
    Directory of unlisted phone numbers

    --
    "Roger Binns" <rogerb@rogerbinns.com> wrote in message
    news:s5djr1-k8a.ln1@home.rogerbinns.com...
    > 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
    >
    >
     
  20. 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.

    --
    peter_may_day

    To email me, remove underwear, and insert, my name
    my_name@yahoounderwear.com

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/who-called-me/
    Directory of unlisted phone numbers

    --
    "Roger Binns" <rogerb@rogerbinns.com> wrote in message
    news:s5djr1-k8a.ln1@home.rogerbinns.com...
    > 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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