A Solution to Telemarketers That Actually Works

A Solution to Telemarketers That Actually Works

A Story by Elton Camp
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Being plagued by telemarketers? This may help.

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A Solution to Telemarketers That Actually Works

 

By Elton Camp

 

Those of you who are regular readers will find this different from anything I’ve published before.  It’s not a poem and not a prose article that I have attempted to make interesting and to polish.  It’s about those irritating telemarketers who make our lives miserable.  I have finally hit up on a way that apparently is going to largely solve the problem as far as it relates to landlines.  It won’t work for cellular phones. 

 

The first thing to do is to register all your numbers (including cellular) with the donotcall.gov site.  Within a month this will greatly reduce the number of nuisance calls.  BUT there are some who deliberately defy the registry and call repeatedly and refuse to remove you from the calling list even if you ask nicely.  They just hang up.  Example:  “This is Rachel with ……”  Millions hate her.  Yet, donotcall.gov seems powerless or unwilling to do anything about these major violations. 

 

After a month passes, buy a landline phone that has the Call Block feature.  Look for that specific thing on the box.  I bought at Best Buy and selected a Panasonic.  There may be others, but I am sticking to what I know about.  Call Block from AT&T will not block calls out of your immediate area, yet other states is where almost all telemarketer calls originate.  I got three phones for about $100 which is money well spent in my opinion.  I could have gotten two for about ten dollars less, but actually can use three. 

 

The instructions for setup are terribly complex, but I am 72 years old and made it through.  So can you.  Just follow them step at a time and ignore what doesn’t apply to your case.  I can now block up to 30 numbers from any place.  I wish it could be more, but I think that will be adequate since it is the same few who keep calling us. 

 

It would be easy to ask why I should have to spend money to block telemarketers, but I decided to deal with reality and do what is needed to stop them. 

 

I hope this helps others with the same problem.  Please realize that I am not an “expert” in this area by any means, but think this will work.  Best wishes. 

 

 

© 2012 Elton Camp


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I think this is excellant advice and would work well for me if I hadn't given up my landlinel I now use only my cellular phone. There is only one persistant telemarketer I have to deal with now, and I don't know how to block here.
Very well written article.

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I think this is excellant advice and would work well for me if I hadn't given up my landlinel I now use only my cellular phone. There is only one persistant telemarketer I have to deal with now, and I don't know how to block here.
Very well written article.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Elton Camp
Elton Camp

Russellville, AL



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I am retired from college teaching/administration and writing as a hobby. My only "publications" are a weekly column in our local newspaper. Most of my writing is prose, but I do produce some "poetr.. more..

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